In today's global economy, few organizations are fully vertically integrated. This makes sustainability relevant across a company's entire value chain. After setting an ambitious goal addressing downstream avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions, NRG is one of the first in its industry to include its supply chain as part of its internal sustainability commitments. Not only does this make sense in terms of improving social and environmental responsibility upstream, but it also makes strong business sense because sustainable supply chains are inherently more efficient, transparent and resilient.
Organizations in other sectors that engaged their suppliers on sustainability invariably generated cost savings in the process. Corporate buyers are extending their sustainability commitments to suppliers like us, and sectors are developing standards and frameworks for the sourcing and distribution of their products. Supply chain management and transparency is increasingly integral to business and sustainability strategy. Enhanced disclosure regarding our supply chain will help us reduce costs, mitigate risk, ensure business success and safeguard our reputation.
Our Sustainable Suppliers goals are:
For more details, go to the Sustainable Suppliers section of our 2016 Sustainability Report.