Generic Technology, Communication & Online - Climate Protection Question 9

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Does the brand (company) publish the annual carbon footprint that also covers the major suppliers, and does the brand have an effective policy in place to reduce these carbon emissions?
NL: Publiceert het merk (bedrijf) een 'CO2-voetafdruk' die ook de toeleveranciers in de productieketens omvat en heeft het merk een actief beleid om deze te verkleinen?
DE: Veröffentlicht der Markenhersteller eine absolute Klimabilanz der Produktionskette? Setzt der Markenhersteller Maßnahmen um, um Treibhausgasemissionen innerhalb der Produktionskette zu reduzieren, minimieren und/oder kompensieren?


This question is a follow up on Generic Carbon Emissions Question 7 to give more binding requirements on brands policies to reduce carbon emissions in the supply chain, and to give better proof of effectiveness of those policies.

Some brands already show best practices by fulfilling 2 of the following requirements:
1. Measuring the carbon footprints of major direct suppliers, and publishing this in an integrated supplier carbon footprint.
2. Describe which percentage of total annual purchase these suppliers represent.
3. Describe clear programs to stimulate suppliers to reduce the annual carbon footprint (e.g. by reward systems, supplier preferences, training and etc.
4. Give proof of effectiveness, by showing a reduced carbon footprint over time.

Brands that fulfill 2 or more of these requirements at date of writing are a.o. Nokia, HP and Lenovo.