Goal: Implement supplier environmental audits by 2015.
Along the journey to reducing our global carbon footprint, we recognized the need for an environmental audit of our suppliers. Our objective was to assess our suppliers in five key areas: energy efficiency, water efficiency, waste/recycling, pollution reduction and environmental management. We successfully added the capability to all of our markets globally to audit their suppliers. The audit drives awareness as well as sustainable behaviors and actions within our supply chain.
Our brands are currently performing the environmental audit in many of our markets. Each year we will continue to introduce the audit into additional markets. We are committed to developing the capability of our suppliers to take action to improve their environmental sustainability. Continued audits will enable us to highlight and recognize supplier performance as they undertake a journey to reduce their footprint on their communities and wider planet.