GLOBAL – Procter & Gamble Co (P&G) is extending its newly improved global sustainability scorecard to another 200 of its top suppliers as it pushes to improve its corporate environmental performance.
The scorecard program – which was developed using data from globally accepted measurement sources including World Resources Institute, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and The Carbon Disclosure Project - was first introduced in May 2010 to about 400 of P&G’s largest suppliers and agencies around the world.
P&G’s scorecard offers an evaluation process for suppliers to assess their total environmental footprint based on energy use, water use, waste disposal and greenhouse gas emissions.
Suppliers and agencies that have taken part in P&G’s sustainability scorecard program so far come from a range of industries including packaging, logistics, manufacturing, chemicals, and financial services.
According to Larry Loftus, P&G’s director of global purchases capability & strategy, and the scorecard’s designer: “This year, the scorecard program will be expanded to more than 600 suppliers and agencies and a number of adjustments have been made to ensure that it’s easier to use for our suppliers.”
P&G says that data collected reveal that compared to the previous year, 63% of supplier reduced energy use, 64% reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and 62% increased water use efficiency.
In addition, 38% of participating suppliers provided sustainability innovation ideas and input to P&G.
The global FMCG giant has stressed that its sustainability scorecard is not unilaterally enforced, but is instead an open and collaborative model to drive sustainability, as well as encourage dialogue among suppliers and agencies seeking suitable solutions.
"Since we launched the scorecard, we have received recognition from a number of organizations. We offered to share it with everybody and have made a lot of friends. From that perspective, it helps to build P&G's image quite well," said Loftus.