Procter & Gamble launch supplier sustainability scorecard

logo-Procter-Gamble-150x90Following on from Wal-Mart and IBM, Procter & Gamble (P&G) has adopted a sustainability scorecard for its supply chain. On 12th May 2010, P&G, well known for brands such as Pringles, Duracell and Gillette, announced its new Supplier Environmental Sustainability Scorecard and value system. With the launch of this scorecard, and by also making it available to other businesses, this American multi-national wants to set a new industry standard.

“The launch of the Supplier Environmental Sustainability Scorecard represents the next step in P&G’s path towards environmentally-friendly sustainability and reflects our holistic end-to-end supply chain strategy,” says P&G’s CEO Bob McDonald. “We will grow P&G by touching more consumers’ lives and improving more parts of the world, more completely. In order to achieve this, we need to continue to innovate and grow in a sustainable and responsible way. Keeping sustainability at the core of our business stimulates innovation and improves our results.”

P&G’s new Environmental Sustainability Scorecard website ( provides an example of a generic scorecard to use as a training module for companies that need a complete scorecard, as well as for companies to have a look at. The website also gives information about P&G’s existing and future suppliers. The scorecard requires input from the supplier about a range of factors, such as electricity consumption, fuel and water. The P&G scorecard also asks for CO2-emissions data from the supplier, whether the company has a management system for sustainability and how much waste they dispose of on an annual basis. P&G also gives suppliers the opportunity to add additional information, such as, for example, the use of renewable energy, the fuel efficiency of its lorry park and whether or not they recycle their waste materials.