Some positive news about the supply chain and in particular M & S after the exposé by BBC Panorama earlier this week.
BEIJING – Gap, Marks & Spencer, Target Inc and adidas have all scored highly in the third installation of an evaluation report which measure apparel brands’ performance in managing the environmental impacts of factories in their supply chains in China. Published by Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) the Corporate Information Transparency Index (CITI) report saw the IPE devise score lists and rankings based on collected pollution data, interaction with enterprises and field research.
The number of brands included in this year’s assessment has grown from 167 to 198 spread across nine industry sectors, including the textile and leather industries. The report also shows that through the influence of green procurement, a total of 734 suppliers openly communicated about their environmental problems. The growth of this figure reflects an increase in pressure from brands and enterprises.