Walmart and Annie’s keep score of supplier sustainability
Retail buyers play a key role in helping big companies like Walmart make their supply chains more sustainable. Bringing them onboard, however, wasn’t easy, so the world’s largest retailer gave buyers scorecards to assess supplier sustainability. Now 5 percent of buyers’ performance objectives must come from sustainable suppliers.
“A couple of tangible tools and metrics have entirely shifted the momentum,” said Brittni Furrow, Walmart’s director of sustainability for food and consumables.
Furrow and other experts delved into how companies are using scorecards to boost supply chain sustainability during two panel discussions last week at the GreenBiz Forum in San Francisco. Much of the discussion focused on how Wal-Mart is…