The Green Supply Chain CITI Evaluation dynamically assesses brands on the environmental management of their supply chains in China. The evaluation uses government supervision data and public information published by the brand to assess overall supply chain environmental management.

Scores are updated throughout the year as brands continuously work with their suppliers to respond to pollution issues as they arise. The CITI report, an annual analysis of brand action, has been published annually since 2014.


  • Rankings by Overall Score
  • Rankings by Sub-scores for Specific Criteria
  • CITI MASTER
  • SCTI Rank
Apple
Dell
Rank LOGO Brand Industry CITI Score
1 Target Retailers 67.76
2 M&S Retailers 50.88
3 IKEA Retailers 25.28
4 EuroGroup Retailers 17
5 Decathlon Retailers 15.22
6 Macy's Retailers 6.72
7 Disney Retailers 6.03
8 Mothercare Retailers 4.59
9 MUJI Retailers 1
Rank Brand Industry Total Score Responsiveness and Transparency Compliance and Corrective Actions Extend Green Supply Chain Practices Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction Promote Public Green Choice
Respond to Enquiries and Engage with Public
Promote Supply Chain Transpar-
ency
Establish Screening
Mechan
ism
Push Suppliers to Take Corrective Actions
Responsible management of chemical and raw material suppliers
Responsible management of wastewater
Responsible management of solid waste
Responsible management of logistic supplier
Supplier self-management
Push suppliers to disclose energy and climate data
Push suppliers to disclose pollutant release and transfer data
Direct the public attention to the environmental performance of Chinses suppliers
  100 6 8 10 12 8 10 10 4 10 12 12 8
1 Target Retailers,
Textile
67.76 6 7.5 9 11 5 4.2 1.5 2 4 7.56 8 2
2 M&S Retailers,
Textile
50.88 6 6 9 8 2 4.2 1.2 0 1 6.48 7 0
3 IKEA Retailers 25.28 4 1 4 4 2 1 1 1 0 5.28 1 1
4 EuroGroup Retailers,
Textile
17 6 0 5 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Decathlon Retailers,
Textile,
Leather
&
PU
15.22 2 0 2 2 0 0.7 0 0 1 5.52 1 1
6 Macy's Retailers,
Textile
6.72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 0 0 3.12 3 0
7 Disney Retailers,
Textile
6.03 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.75 0 0 2.28 3 0
8 Mothercare Retailers,
Textile
4.59 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.75 0 0 0.84 2 0
9 MUJI Retailers,
Textile
1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019, 2020 CITI Master
Apple
2020 CITI Master
Dell


IPE took a new step in the CITI Green Supply Chain program to inaugurate a CITI Master category in 2019. This category has been conceptualized to drive aspiring Masters to mature their supply chain programs to the point of equal partnerships with suppliers – such that accountability for compliance issues rests equally on the brand’s and its suppliers’ shoulders, rather than relying on the continued efforts of the brand to detect problems and inform the supplier of its responsibilities, issue public explanations, and lead corrective action efforts each time a problem arises.

To qualify as a CITI Master, exemplary brands must:

1. Rank as a top performance brand in the annual CITI; 2. Maintain high performance standards in their supply chain environmental management through the Blue EcoChain or equivalent data system, which enables brands and suppliers to communicate dynamically. 3. Requires all key suppliers to track their environmental performance via Blue EcoChain or equivalent data systems to ensure their own accountability on a dynamic basis. The CITI Master category will recognize the single top brand performer in supply chain responsibility each year. Once designated a Master, the brand is no longer scored in annual CITI evaluations, making room for a new top performer in the coming year.

Apple was designated as the inaugural CITI Master in 2019. The company has ranked #1 in CITI annual reporting for five years in a row. It has been tracking and rectifying compliance problems for 223 suppliers in China in coordination with IPE and the Green Choice Alliance since 2012 and has delivered high levels of compliance among its suppliers with its diligence and persistent work. Most notably, the company has recently joined Blue EcoChain in 2019 and has committed to bringing all of its existing suppliers into the Blue EcoChain.

In 2020, Dell Joined Apple to become the CITI Master, for its efforts to reward its best suppliers with more orders as an incentive to continuously improve their environmental performance and requires suppliers to keep track of the performance of their own suppliers to move oversight fully up its supply chain.

Apple
Dell
Rank Brand Industry Total Score Emissions Information Targets & Performance Climate Actions Strategy & Governance
GHG Emissions Data
Supply chain data collection
Emissions Reduction Targets
Performance against Targets
Engaged Suppliers in GHG Reductions
Pushed suppliers to manage emissions
Climate Strategy & Governance
  100 12 12 16 12 16 20 12
1 Target Retailers,
Textile
63 9 9 12 3 8 10 12
2 M&S Retailers,
Textile
54 9 6 12 3 8 10 6
3 Decathlon Retailers,
Textile,
Leather
&
PU
46 9 6 12 3 4 0 12
4 IKEA Retailers 44 9 6 12 3 8 0 6
5 Macy's Retailers,
Textile
26 6 6 8 0 0 0 6
6 Disney Retailers,
Textile
19 6 0 4 3 0 0 6
7 Mothercare Retailers,
Textile
7 3 0 0 0 4 0 0
8 MUJI Retailers,
Textile
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 EuroGroup Retailers,
Textile
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0