How do I do this?

To drive your supply chain toward Net Zero, in turn reducing your supply chain emissions:

Step 1 – Create an up to date list of your suppliers that make up at least 10% of your annual spend (if none, choose the largest). Alternatively for SMEs, choose at least 3 of your consistent suppliers.

Step 2 – Work with the various teams in your business to include the Pledge and your climate change action in procurement policy documents

Step 3 – Ensure that your request that they sign up to the POW Pledge is communicated to suppliers – directly by email, in terms and conditions or supplier code of conduct documents, or through shared policy documents. A template letter is available here and will be available as a download once you complete the Pledge.

You should also use your voice to influence other stakeholders: 

  • Governments: support climate action campaigns including those run by POW
  • Customers/Public: share your POW Pledge commitments, why you’ve taken them, and report on your progress
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Science Based Targets Initiative advice on indirect emissions including supplier engagement

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