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Environmental Sustainability Performance

April 1, 2012
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According to CAPS Research, approximately 73 percent of manufacturers report that they have environmental policies in place, and one-third of those who do not have a policy in place expect to have one within the next year. In the CAPS report, “Supplier Environmental Sustainability Performance,” only 44 percent of non-manufacturers report they have an environmental management policy in place, and only 27 percent of those who do not have a plan in place expect to have one within the next year.

This data is consistent with previous years’ data, but overall there is about a 4 percent increase in both manufacturers and non-manufacturers who are reported to have their environmental policies in place.

It appears that suppliers, both large and small, will start seeing more pressure from their customers to implement an environmental management policy. Information on carbon management and environmental sustainability are being factored into supplier scorecards as companies are looking at their supply chains to help minimize their own carbon footprint.

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