The CDP’s Global Supply Chain Report 2016, the largest ever study of climate data from suppliers and their corporate customers, reveals that less than half of suppliers have set a target to reduce their emissions and only one third have lowered their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the past year.
The CDP reached out to 7,879 key suppliers, representing more than $2 trillion in procurement spend, on behalf of its 75 supply chain member organizations. Only 4,005 suppliers provided information–meaning 49 percent failed to fulfill their customers’ requests. The CDP notes in a press release that this low response rate creates “a substantial blind-spot for those preparing for a carbon constrained world.”
“Collaboration between companies and their suppliers is crucial when it comes to understanding climate risks and opportunities and is key to building inclusive, resilient and transparent global supply chains,” Aron Cramer, the president and CEO of BSR, wrote the report in partnership with CDP.
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