16 FMCG companies, from food groups to brewing companies, have been acknowledged in the CDP (previously known as Carbon Disclosure Project) Global Supply Chain Report 2019.
The report recognises global leaders for actions and strategies to manage carbon and climate change across its supply chain.
Anheuser Busch InBev, Barilla Holding SpA, Barry Callebaut AG, Coca-Cola European Partners, Coca-Cola HBC AG, Danone, Diageo Plc, General Mills, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg Company, L’Oréal, Molson Coors Brewing Company, Nestlé, Reckitt Benckiser, and Unilever all made the A-list for 2018.
Over 5,000 companies were assessed by CDP on their supply chain engagement strategies.
“In the ten years that we have been working with purchasing organisations we have seen a fundamental shift in expectations around business action on sustainability,” commented Sonya Bhonsle, Global Head of Supply Chain at CDP.
“Leading purchasers are using disclosure to push positive change down the supply chain, with data playing an increasingly important role in their decision-making.
“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.”
CDP is an international non-profit that drives companies and governments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard water resources and protect forests.
According to the report, suppliers reported a total of 633 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2 Eq.) in annual emission reductions last year, saving up to $19.3 billion.
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