27 Sep '11, 4pm

Study Finds Half of Multinationals Will Choose Low-Carbon Suppliers

Study Finds Half of Multinationals Will Choose Low-Carbon Suppliers

For years, some of the biggest names in the business community have looked to their global supply chains for opportunities to reduce carbon emissions. Walmart, for example, famously decreed the supply chain the next frontier when it began surveying suppliers on their environmental impacts two years ago, later setting a goal of squeezing 20 million metric tons of emissions from its products and suppliers by 2015. AT&T also drew a line in the sand this year when it said that more than half of its expenditures would go toward suppliers that track their carbon footprints . This focus on the supply chain is only going to sharpen in the coming years, new research from the Carbon Trust suggests. The organization's advisory services arm surveyed multinational firms on their views of supplier performance and found a potential payoff for those that deliver low carbon products and pe...

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