Companies get serious about green SC
Published: Feb 22, 2010
Global - Carbon management schemes are becoming key in corporate supply chain strategies for major global companies, a new research from A.T. Kearney and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) indicates.
Google, Cathay Pacific Airways, Sony Corporation, Carrefour and PepsiCo are some of the 44 global companies participating in the CDP, requesting their suppliers to disclose carbon management information through the CDP Supply Chain programme.
The CDP Supply Chain Programme promotes information sharing and innovation between CDP members, companies which have begun integrating carbon management strategy into their supply chains, and the companies which supply goods and services to them.
Major report findings suggest sustainability and environmental business practices are of elevating concern for companies, with 56% of participating companies expecting to drop suppliers in the future for failing to meet carbon management criteria.
Ninety-one percent of company respondents have high-ranking executives dedicated to climate change-related issues, and 89% have an established strategy for working on carbon-related issues.
Eighty-nine percent of company respondents have an established strategy for working on carbon-related topics, and 91% have high-ranking executives dedicated to climate change related issues within their respective companies.
"A powerful way companies can drive change is through the supply chain -- the global network of suppliers, manufacturers and partners it works with to make and distribute its products. Optimising a supply chain around environmental sustainability creates an effect far beyond the corporate headquarters. If you're not efficient you can't be sustainable or in the long term, profitable," Tony Prophet, Senior Vice President, HP Personal Systems Group Worldwide Supply Chain Hewlett-Packard. "A powerful way companies
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- Cathay Pacific Airways
- Hewlett Packard
- Pepsico International
- Sony Corporation