Thursday, May 03, 2012
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is sharing the tool it uses to improve supply chain sustainability. P&G's environmental sustainability scorecard is an Excel-based analysis tool that enables companies to measure and interpret key environmental sustainability metrics across their supply chains and identify progress as well as opportunities for improvement.
The scorecard measures absolute or intensity improvements in nine key metrics including energy use, water use, waste disposal and greenhouse gas emissions on a year-to-year basis. It also assesses external business partners’ sustainability innovation ideas and promotes collaboration and provides a supplier’s rating,
By providing this tool for free, P&G hopes to enable other companies to more purposefully focus on improving their environmental footprint without investing in the development of analysis tools.
“We’re taking every step we can to help others make their supply chain more sustainable,” said Larry Loftus, Director of Purchases Capability & Strategy and lead designer of P&G’s scorecard. “We believe we have a useful process and tools, and we want others to benefit from that.”
P&G estimates that their sustainability efforts have led to nearly $1 billion in bottom-line operational savings from reductions in energy, water, waste and CO2 at its facilities over the past ten years. The scorecard has also resulted in improvements and increased innovation and collaboration within its supplier network.
Click here to learn more and to download the scorecard and analysis tool.