The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition, whose members include Apple, Dell and IBM among other major companies, and CDP have partnered to help expand greenhouse gas reporting and reductions in the electronics supply chain.
The EICC is the first industry group to partner with CDP’s supply chain program.
The EICC will collaborate with CDP to encourage electronics companies to disclose through CDP’s supply chain program. This is an opportunity for EICC members to pilot a GHG initiative that can help them measure and look for ways to reduce emissions, while enabling the EICC to drive GHG reporting further down the supply chain, the coalition says.
All submitted data is independently assessed against CDP’s respected scoring methodology, and CDP scores enable benchmarking and easy identification of best practices in corporate climate leadership.
The initial reporting cycle will start on April 1 and will be completed by July 31. Following this period, the EICC and CDP plan to publish joint reports on industry trends in GHG reporting and help EICC members develop product supply chain GHG inventories.
As of 2013, more than 81 percent of EICC members said they had measured their carbon emissions for the past three years, according to the EICC’s annual report.