Before embarking on the process of identifying, measuring, and reducing your company's supply chain footprint, companies often seek third-party advice and guidance from industry experts. NSF International is working in partnership with environmental measurement expert Trucost Plc, based in the UK, to meet our customers' needs worldwide.
Trucost provides a uniquely fast, cost effective and systematic approach to supply chain environmental impact measurement and reduction.
Identifying your high impact suppliers
With the world's most comprehensive data on corporate environmental impacts and advanced environmental profiling model, Trucost can quickly rank your suppliers according to their contribution to your footprint: experience tells us that around 10% of your suppliers will be responsible for around 90% of your footprint.
Prioritising your most material impacts
Trucost's database also enables us to quickly identify your most material supply chain environmental impacts from carbon and other greenhouse gases to water, waste, metals and chemicals.
What does this mean?
By identifying the priority areas, Trucost enables you to work closely with the suppliers that contribute the most to your overall footprint, helping them efficiently measure and reduce their most material environmental impacts.
Engaging with your suppliers
Trucost make supplier engagement fast and straightforward by managing the entire process on your behalf. To facilitate efficient data collection, we'll provide a pre-populated online data collection portal so your suppliers need only verify our data or enter any additional data they have previously collected. And to help the project run smoothly, we'll provide practical support through our proactive help desk.
Supporting your suppliers
The team at Trucost provides your suppliers with a report of their environmental footprint, identifying the most efficient strategies for footprint reduction. The report also enables your suppliers to answer additional requests for information, minimizing questionnaire fatigue.
Trucost's data collection portal provides an ongoing management framework for you and your suppliers to monitor progress in reducing your environmental impacts by enabling your suppliers to update their information at any time.
A new environmental report will be provided following each update, identifying further opportunities to improve your supply chain footprint