A New Report Reveals a 24% Increase in the Number of Companies Asking Suppliers for Environmental Transparency

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Nicole Welle | May 21, 2020

CDP, an environmental non-profit organization, recently announced a 24% increase in the number of companies asking for environmental data reports from their suppliers this year.

CDP helps investors, companies, cities, states and regions manage their environmental impacts by providing them with a global disclosure system that measures and interprets environmental data, according to the CDP website. 30 new purchasing systems began working with CDP to help manage their supply chains more sustainably, and over 15,000 environmental transparency requests were sent to suppliers this year, according to an Environment + Energy Leader article.

Companies are asking suppliers to disclose information regarding their impacts on deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, water safety and climate change. Organizations that utilize CDP resources can use the information collected to make more sustainable, informed decisions when working with suppliers.

CDP is a global organization, but their biggest spike in participants this year came from North America. Nike, Nordstrom and The Clorox Company were three of the 17 North American companies that joined this year, adding to CPD’s list of members which already includes companies like Walmart, Microsoft and Stanley Black and Decker.

UI to host sustainability in business summit

UI President Sally mason. Photo by givetoiowa, Flickr.

This Friday, the student organization Net Impact will host its second sustainability summit titled “Sustainability, It Just Makes Business Sense.” The event will take place from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM in UI’s Iowa Memorial Union building.

During the summit three speakers will discuss sustainability in business: Jack Levis (Director of Process Management, UPS), Dave Katz (Senior Vice President, Midwest Region Sales, Coca-Cola) and Adam Hammes (Manager of Sustainability, Kum & Go). UI president Sally Mason will make the closing remarks.

Admission is free, and breakfast and lunch are included.

For more information, and to RSVP, click here.