BT calls for greener supply chain

By Nye Longman
BT will be working with its suppliers to enhance their green credentials, following an announcement that the manufacturer of its Home Hubs has become th...

BT will be working with its suppliers to enhance their green credentials, following an announcement that the manufacturer of its Home Hubs has become the first company to sign up to the new sustainability assessment tool.

French telco and smart city technology suppler Sagemcom recently stated that it would pilot the BT Better Future Supplier Forum's Sustainability Assessor tool, which requires suppliers to measure their sustainability practices against green trailblazer standards.

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The newly developed assessment tool asks suppliers a series of simple questions to gauge their current sustainability performance and measure it against case studies from globally effective green businesses. It subsequently offers participants advice on how to improve their performance and enhance their green credentials.

Erik Raphael, director BT Devices and BT WiFi, said: "This is a very exciting and important development that moves us a step closer towards ensuring supply chains around the world are embracing the most sustainable business practices possible.

"The Sustainability Assessor means we can extend the benefit and learnings of the Better Future Supplier Forum even further into our supply chain. This simple tool helps suppliers measure just how sustainable they are compared with the best in the world."

Florian Tremblay, Sustainable Development Expert at Sagemcom, said: "Wide-ranging while capable of being individually tailored, the Sustainability Assessor has the ability to improve the sustainability of the supply chain.

"By providing useful feedback to suppliers regardless of their performance level, the tool will educate and support individual companies in a tailored and effective way... Following the successful completion of this phase, the Sustainability Assessor will be rolled out to Sagemcom's supply chain at large. Through this action, Sagemcom will make an important step towards achieving its objective of implementing sustainability at all stages of its global supply chain."

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