Interesting piece in the Harvard Business Review blogs about how IBM is stepping up the pressure on its suppliers.
IBM wants its suppliers to do four things:
- Define and deploy an environmental management systems (EMS).
- Measure existing environmental impacts and establish goals to improve performance.
- Publicly disclose their metrics and results.
- "Cascade" these requirements to any suppliers that are material to IBM's products.
Separately, another Harvard Business Review post discusses a new tool for understanding sustainability drivers.