Sustainability scorecards spur change in supply chains

03/10/2013 |

Wal-Mart and natural foods purveyor Annie's Homegrown are using sustainability scorecards for suppliers in an effort to promote green practices. Wal-Mart uses criteria developed by the nonprofit Sustainability Consortium to establish metrics, and Annie's offers awards to its highest-scoring suppliers as motivation. "A couple of tangible tools and metrics have entirely shifted the momentum," said Brittni Furrow of Wal-Mart.

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