Once a nice-to-have extra, the effective management of supply chain sustainability is now fundamental to the running of a business. New policies, laws and technologies mean that companies are increasingly engaged in tackling the sustainability issues that can arise within their supply chains. CNH Industrial is among those leading the way by establishing new and sustainable working methods with its own suppliers.
As part of a continuing dialogue with its suppliers, initiatives are arranged on a regional and global basis and tools are in place, such as the web based Supplier Portal, which provide a platform for sharing information, objectives, results, and highlight key projects and best practice.
The UN's Sustainable Development Goals, agreed at an historic summit at the United Nations in New York, came into force in 2015. It saw the creation of the
2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which contains the 17 agreed Sustainable Development Goals encompassing issues such as poverty, gender equality, sustainable communities and clean energy.
SDG 12 focuses on 'sustainable consumption and production patterns' and states that there "should be a systematic approach and cooperation among actors operating in the supply chain, from producer to final consumer." CNH Industrial has adopted the following two targets which demonstrate its commitment in this area:
• Sustainability self-evaluation of 100% of Tier 1 suppliers by 2022
• Monitoring of CO2 emissions of 100% of key suppliers by 2022