Information Systems for Environmental Sustainability

IT, Resource Productivity, Environmental Preservation, and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

P&G’s Sustainability Scorecard

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Version 2 is released and is sent to 600 suppliers. It’s an Excel file containing four sheets. Led by Chief Purchasing Officer, goals are to

  1. Enhance supply chain collaboration;
  2. Improve key environmental indicators; and
  3. Encourage the sharing of ideas and capabilities to deliver more sustainable products and services for our consumers

The instruction sheet lists each core measure, which includes a measure of “data protocol”

Data Protocol Description What protocols were followed in your company’s sustainability data collection process to ensure the integrity of the data provided in this scorecard?  How was the data verified / audited?

Rating criteria sheet is below:

Presumably, suppliers complete this spreadsheet, then submit. It includes “an automatic scoring function that shows if the supplier has improved over the previous year. This helps suppliers to align their metrics with P&G’s, which, in turn, allows them to incorporate environmental sustainability considerations into their day-to-day decision making processes.” [more] I wonder to what extent innovations in the CMS space will shape this “supplier sustainability self-assessment process”?


Author: nigelpm

Associate Professor of Information Systems, Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan - Helping organizations to navigate digital transformation.

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