The report found that 73% of major purchasers are deselecting, or considering deselecting, existing suppliers based on their environmental performance. In addition, 63% are either currently using, or considering using, data from CDP disclosures to influence whether they contract with suppliers or not. This is in stark contrast to the 4% and 9% respectively, who were doing this a decade ago.
“In the ten years that we have been working with purchasing organizations we have seen a fundamental shift in expectations around business action on sustainability,” Sonya Bhonsle, Global Head of Supply Chain at CDP said.
“If suppliers continue to cascade good practices further down the supply chain, this has the potential to play a huge role in the rapid transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy.”