Electronics industry collaborates with CDP to cut emissions

10 April 2015

The Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and CDP, an international NGO driving sustainable economies, have joined forces to encourage electronics companies to disclose their carbon emissions.

The partnership is designed to help EICC members measure and look for ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while enhancing GHG reporting further down the supply chain.

Data submitted by EICC members will be independently assessed against CDP’s scoring methodology, enabling benchmarking and the easy identification of best practice. From August the EICC and CDP plan to publish joint reports on industry trends in GHG reporting.

“Through this partnership with CDP, we aim to have more electronics suppliers reporting on greenhouse gas emissions than ever before (and) develop the strongest supply chain GHG emissions mapping of any industry,” said Rob Lederer, executive director at the EICC.

“In the past year, suppliers reported 3.5 million tonnes of carbon reductions directly as a result of customer engagement through our programme,” added Dexter Galvin, head of CDP’s supply chain programme.

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