Supply Chain

Responsible Sourcing and Sustainability

We have a strong commitment to ethical business practices and treating people with dignity, respect and equal opportunity. We expect the same commitment from business partners. Adherence to our Business Partner Code of Conduct and Human Rights Commitment — which articulate our expectations regarding human rights and labor, health and safety, the environment, and business conduct and ethics — are required of our partners, with certification taking place on a regular basis. Meanwhile, our responsible sourcing and sustainability program helps us assess our own upstream supply chain against social and environmental impacts.

Supplier Environmental Footprint Scorecard

We developed a Supplier Environmental Footprint Scorecard to make our upstream supply chain more sustainable. Launched in 2014, the scorecard targets our top 100 suppliers that collectively represent approximately two-thirds of our spending for goods and services. The scorecard enables us to profile top-supplier efforts to measure, set goals, and report on water and energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and waste sent to landfill. It also seeks data about our top suppliers’ suppliers (our second-tier suppliers) to expand our view of and ability to impact our upstream supply chain.

The scorecard is part of our ongoing work to help reduce the environmental impact of our top 100 suppliers, one of the company’s 2020 sustainability goals.

2018 Top 100 Supplier Environmental Footprint Scorecard Summary

The response rate for the 2018 Top 100 Supplier Environmental Footprint Scorecard was 100 percent, up 25 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. In 2017, we implemented a supplier scoring system to more clearly communicate our expectations for what constitutes strong performance. The scoring details are explained in the educational webinar which accompanies our survey each year.

Percentage of responding Top 100 suppliers
 that measure footprint
  2018 2014 Percentage point change 
vs. 2014 baseline
GHG Emissions 72% 58% 14-point increase*
Energy Consumption 79% 73% 6-point increase
Water Usage 68% 61% 7-point increase*
Waste Sent to Landfill 57% 48% 9-point increase*
*Percentages and percentage point changes are rounded to the nearest one.
Percentage of responding Top 100 suppliers with public reduction goals
  2018 2014 Percentage point change 
vs. 2014 baseline
GHG Emissions 46% 41% 5-point increase*
Energy Consumption 48% 34% 14-point increase
Water Usage 34% 30% 4-point increase*
Waste Sent to Landfill 41% 32% 9-point increase*
*Percentages and percentage point changes are rounded to the nearest one.
Percentage of suppliers that request sustainability information from their suppliers
2018 2014 Percentage point change 
vs. 2014 baseline
48% 38% 10-point increase

Areas of Focus

Supply Chain
Supplier Footprint
Supply Chain
Forest Commodities
Supply Chain
Ethical Practices
Supply Chain
Industry Collaboration