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Multinationals train sights on supply chain emissions

Carbon Disclosure Project report finds pressure is increasing on suppliers to tackle their carbon footprint

Source:  Copyright 2010, Business Green
Date:  February 1, 2010
Byline:  Tom Young
Original URL: Status ONLINE

Pressure to curb carbon emissions is rapidly filtering down the corporate supply chain, according to a new report from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) which found many of the multinationals that pioneered carbon reduction techniques are now turning their attention to their suppliers' carbon footprints.

The report, which will be released later today, surveyed 44 end-user companies, including global giants such as Dell, Juniper Networks, National Grid, PepsiCo and Reckitt Benckiser.

It found that while 91 per cent have a board level executive responsible for climate change and 90 per cent have an internal emissions reduction plan in place, a similar proportion, 89 per cent, also have a strategy in place to engage with suppliers regarding carbon emissions.

In addition, 56 per cent said they expect to deselect some suppliers in the future for failing to meet carbon management criteria. A number also indicated that they intend to develop ...

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