Supplier Assessment

Award-winning Supplier Assessment Tool:

Our in-house Sustainability Compliance team, in collaboration with a specialist SME procurement software developer, built and launched a new award-winning supplier profile assessment tool to replace our existing survey. The online assessment profiles the environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks and impacts associated with the commodities we purchase and the companies who supply them. Some of the key features of our Supplier Profile Assessment include:

Comprehensive and tailored supplier profiling

The new assessment asks a wider range of questions enabling the construction of more comprehensive profiles of our suppliers’ risks and impacts. The tool takes into consideration the differences between suppliers, considering their unique risks and impacts to produce a tailored survey determined by the demographics of the company and the commodity being supplied.

Targeted engagement opportunities

The new assessment also enables the deployment of targeted communication campaigns. In 2017, we ran a targeted communication campaign, to raise awareness of the Modern Slavery Act within focused sectors of our supply chain.

The new Supplier Profile Assessment went live in August 2016 and since then 100% of live suppliers have completed the supplier assessment.

Agile and resilient to change

The field of Sustainable Procurement is rapidly maturing with the continuous emergence of new supply chain risks. Developing a tool with a modular design ensures we can continuously improve our supplier assessment criteria to respond to changes in legislation and best practice.

The infographic below shows the core data we collect on 100% of our active suppliers. We assess the information provided by suppliers to identify high risk suppliers and then work to neutralise these risks.

The new Supplier Profile Assessment went live in August 2016 and since then 100% of live suppliers have completed the supplier assessment.

 

Our bespoke Supplier Profile assessment tool was a Finalist in the 2018 Edie Sustainability Leaders Awards – Sustainability Innovation: Standards, System and Software category

 

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