Supplier Environmental Footprint Scorecard

In an effort to make our upstream supply chain more sustainable, in 2014 we launched a Supplier Environmental Footprint Scorecard designed to target our top 100 suppliers that collectively represent more than 70 percent of our spending. The scorecard enables us to profile top-supplier efforts to measure, set goals and report on water and energy consumption; greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions; and waste sent to landfill. It also seeks data about our top suppliers’ suppliers (Clorox second-tier suppliers) to expand our view of and ability to impact our upstream supply chain. We’ve set a 2020 sustainability goal to reduce the environmental impact of our top 100 suppliers.

2016 Supplier Environmental Footprint Scorecard Summary

The response rate for the 2016 Supplier Environmental Footprint Scorecard was 78 percent, up 3 percentage points from 2014. Our 2014 Supplier Environmental Footprint Scorecard serves as a baseline with the goal of working with our strategic business partners to drive sustainability improvements across our supply chain in the years ahead.

  Percentage of responding suppliers
 that measure footprint
2016 2014 Percentage point change 
vs. 2014 baseline
GHG Emissions 59% 58% 1 point increase*
Energy Consumption 69% 73% 4 point decrease
Water Usage 60% 61% No change*
Waste Sent to Landfill 46% 48% 2 point decrease*
*Percentages and percentage point changes are rounded to the nearest one.
  Percentage of responding suppliers with public reduction goals
2016 2014 Percentage point change 
vs. 2014 baseline
GHG Emissions 41% 41% No change*
Energy Consumption 36% 34% 2 point increase
Water Usage 24% 30% 5 point decrease*
Waste Sent to Landfill 23% 32% 9 point decrease*
*Percentages and percentage point changes are rounded to the nearest one.
  2016 2014 Percentage point change 
vs. 2014 baseline
Percentage of suppliers that request sustainability information from their suppliers 33% 38% 5 point decrease