Baxter announced on May 27 that it has joined the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Supply Chain Program as a data member. The CDP is an international, independent not-for-profit organization that acts as an intermediary between shareholders and corporations on all matters related to climate change and reporting GHG emissions.
The company pointed out that it recognizes that its supply chain and product distribution operations contribute to the company's overall green house gas (GHG) emissions, and would like to better understand the risks and opportunities related to climate change and reducing GHG emissions within its supply chain.
The CDP Supply Chain Program encourages the transparency of GHG emissions data by providing a unified methodology to measure supply chain emissions using data collected directly from suppliers, which is a key step in managing the company's total carbon footprint. As a data member, the CDP will distribute the supply chain questionnaire on Baxter's behalf to 10 of the company's top suppliers to explore the allocation of supplier emissions to business units or product groups.
Driving a green supply chain is one of Baxter's nine sustainability priorities.
For more information on the Carbon Disclosure Project visit http://www.cdproject.net/corporate-supply-chain.asp