The business develops and maintains an up to date list of suppliers of sustainable products and makes use of them as appropriate to their size and scope

What does this mean?

  • This has already been mentioned in the above point, i.e. that it is necessary to make a supplier list and have an indication of what environmentally friendly and sustainable products they have available.
  • Besides doing this for your current suppliers, it is necessary to actively and continuously look for new possible suppliers of these types of products.
  • The business should also use the first list it creates as a benchmark against which it can at least bi-annually review the suppliers and amount of environmentally friendly and sustainable products bought to ensure that this is steadily increasing over time.
  • This will aid the business in proving its commitment to sustainable sourcing.