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P&G Releases Sustainability Scorecard for Public Use

Posted: April 4, 2012

The Procter & Gamble Company announced it is making its environmental sustainability scorecard analysis tool freely available for use by any company. The Excel-based tool enables companies to measure and interpret key environmental sustainability metrics across their supply chains and identify progress, as well as opportunities for improvement. The scorecard and analysis tool are available here.

Among the companies P&G works with that have earned the highest scores are Amcor Flexibles, Breakthrough Fuel, Diamond Packaging, Elif Plastik, Eltex Kft, Fibertex Personal Care, Firmenich, GESA Form + Funktion Displaybau, MeadWestvaco (MWV), Novozymes, Nypro Mebane, Rising Display, RKW, Sandler, PaperWorks and Zhong Rong.

“We’re taking every step we can to help others make their supply chain more sustainable,” said Larry Loftus, director of purchases capability and strategy and lead designer of P&G’s scorecard. The scorecard measures absolute or intensity improvements in nine key metrics including energy use, water use, waste disposal and greenhouse gas emissions on a year-to-year basis. It also assesses P&G’s external business partners’ sustainability innovation ideas and promotes collaboration. Its results affect a supplier’s rating, which can impact future business with P&G.

“Our scorecard is about collaboration and innovation, and it’s working,” said Rick Hughes, P&G’s chief purchasing officer. “About 25% of our external business partners offered innovation ideas where they could work with P&G to further improve our environmental footprint, and we are working now to exploit those.” At the same time, the scorecard results clearly show that there are plenty of areas of opportunity. “We will continue to work with our external business partners on ways to reduce their environmental footprint and improve their score,” said Hughes. “This is a journey, and we’re just at the beginning.”

P&G will hold a public webinar training session on Wednesday April 18 at 9 AM EDT (3 PM CEST). The webinar will explain P&G’s learning from the scorecard process, show how an actual scorecard is completed and rated, and show how to use the analysis tool. Register for the event here.