Global firms join green supply chain project
A number of major global companies have announced their support for a project aiming to promote green supply chains.
Firms including Hewlett Packard, L'Oreal and Pepsi have joined the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration, which plans to create a single method of calculating the carbon footprint of a supply chain.
The companies that sign up to the initiative are expected to work with a number of their suppliers to identify the emissions and sustainability of their supply chain network.
CDP chief executive, Paul Dickinson, said: "The Supply Chain Leadership Collaboration is a key step towards a unified business approach to climate change."
"By bringing together the purchasing authority of some of the largest companies in the world, CDP will encourage suppliers to measure and manage their greenhouse gas emissions," he added.
"This will enable large companies to work towards managing their total carbon footprint, as the first step to reducing the total carbon footprint is to measure its size."
Article Date: 23 January 2008
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