Microsoft to Require Sustainability Reporting by Vendors
Posted on October 28, 2011 by yiqi
From PROCUREMENT LEADERS:
“Starting in 2013, the software company will require a ‘cross section’ of its suppliers to provide reports on their adherence to the requirements listed in the existing Microsoft Vendor Code of Conduct.
“The new reporting mechanism will work alongside Microsoft’s existing auditing and assurance programmes, which include third-party monitoring of its contract hardware manufacturers. The reporting requirement will also drive sustainability improvements in Microsoft’s supply chain, according to the company.
“Microsoft said it will begin informing a dozen of its key vendors about the new reporting process in the coming months. Starting 2013, Microsoft will include a summary of information from the vendor reports in its annual Citizenship Report. Vendors also will be encouraged to make their reports public. The programme will continue to be evaluated in subsequent years to identify options to expand it and provide further visibility to shareholders.”
So, businesses of Singapore. Would you like to be a “key vendor” to Microsoft? I know I would. Start sustainability reporting now.
Have I mentioned I am a PC user? Ha!