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Supplier engagement and partnering is extremely important nowadays. Engaging with your key suppliers though an annual supply chain survey questionnaire, is an ideal instrument to:
- Help them to achieve their Sustainability targets and goals, which ultimately will improve your supply chain performance.
- Understand the potential risks inherent in their cultural attitude to Climate Change, Energy, Health and Safety, Gender Equality, Modern Day Slavery and many other disclosures as recommended by GRI and others
- Raise awareness with them about what is important to your business if they wish to continue to be your business partner and supplier.
- Align your business with suppliers of similar values.
However, traditional survey tools are limited, and lack the Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility speciality to report that numerical and textual data in a usable format.
Accuvio does exactly that, arranging responses to specific questions into GRI specific disclosures for compiled responses. Compiling and aggregating any numerical questions for use in supply chain reporting by product or service and even ranking your suppliers based on their responses to multiple choice or numerical questions!
The survey builder is proprietary to Accuvio and is optimised for Sustainability and ESG reporting. Any numerical data collected automatically appears in the data compilation for suppliers, without any messing with extracts from other survey tools, offline data fixing, and data compilation. All of the textual responses are compiled into separate areas or can be grouped by GRI specific disclosures.
Nothing gets suppliers engaged more than hearing they ranked poorly against a competitor or rival supplier. In terms of driving change, it is exceptionally powerful. Accuvio’s integrated survey tool scores each suppliers’ response by question to a scoring system you set. So the ranking is completely supplier generated based on their responses with no biased.
GRI Integrated Goals
Depending on your SDG’s and your material disclsoures on the GRI framework, starting to survey your supply chain to discover what is material to them, and how that aligns to your goals can be a valuable step. Integrating those findings into your planning, can accelerate your goals or can raise questions about those plans earlier rather than later.
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Re-use your annual survey with suppliers to measure trends of change on each reposnse. Track and observe how emissions allocated by intensity to your spend with that supplier has changed over time.