Brand CITI Score Analysis

Responsiveness and Transparency

6
Total Score:6
Respond to Enquiries and Engage with Public
Brand appoints someone to follow up on supplier(s) with environmental violation(s) (the frequency of communication with stakeholders occurs more often than quarterly) and pushes supplier(s) to issue public explanation(s). OR brand employs the automatic reporting form provided by the Blue EcoChain or equivalent system to communicate with stakeholders about suppliers’ environmental violations and the effectiveness of corrective actions.
7
Total Score:8
Promote Supply Chain Transparency
Brand updates published list of its suppliers in China at least annually and the list includes higher environmental impact suppliers, publicly discloses supply chain environmental information in the form of a map, and pushes suppliers disclosed on the map to track their own environmental compliance performance via Blue EcoChain or other automated methods, OR Brand comprehensively pushes its suppliers in China, including suppliers with high environmental impacts, to use the Blue EcoChain or other automated system to track their own environmental performance and commit to provide public disclosures regarding violations in a timely manner, thereby accepting public supervision.

Compliance and Corrective Actions

9
Total Score:10
Establish Screening Mechanism
Brand employs the Blue EcoChain or other automated methods to track its suppliers’ environmental compliance AND comprehensively pushes its suppliers to track their own environmental compliance, including potential suppliers.
8
Total Score:12
Push Suppliers to Take Corrective Actions
Brand publicly requires supplier environmental compliance in writing and commits to stakeholders that it will push suppliers to adopt corrective actions, and pushes problem suppliers to promptly issue public explanations regarding the reason for violation, corrective actions already undertaken or in progress, and current compliance status in a timely manner, and pushes suppliers with high environmental risks to verify the effectiveness of the corrective actions.

Extend Green Supply Chain Practices

5
Total Score:6
Responsible management of chemical suppliers
Brand employs the Blue EcoChain or other automated methods to track chemical suppliers’ environmental compliance performance. Brand pushes problem suppliers to promptly issue public explanations regarding the reason for violation, corrective actions already undertaken or in progress, and current compliance status in a timely manner, and verify the effectiveness of the corrective actions ; OR continuously disclose information on corrective actions. Brand pushes high environmental impact suppliers to track their own environmental compliance performance via the Blue EcoChain or other automated methods.
1.5
Total Score:10
Responsible management of wastewater
Brand pushes suppliers to notify centralized wastewater treatment facilities with environmental violations to adopt corrective measures.
5.25
Total Score:10
Responsible management of solid waste (including hazardous waste)
Brand pushes the solid waste transportation and disposal entities to track their own environmental compliance performance via the Blue EcoChain or other automated methods, OR pushes solid waste transportation and disposal entities with environmental violations to take corrective action and at least issue public explanations regarding the reason for the violation, corrective actions are already undertaken or in progress, and current compliance status.
3
Total Score:4
Responsible management of logistic supplier
Brand pushes problem suppliers to promptly issue public explanations regarding the reason for violation, corrective actions already undertaken or in progress, and current compliance status in a timely manner. Brand pushes logistics suppliers to track their own environmental compliance performance via the Blue EcoChain or other automated methods.
3
Total Score:6
Supplier selfmanagement
Brand pushes direct suppliers to screen their own suppliers’ environmental compliance through supplier trainings or other programs. Brand pushes its direct suppliers to employ the Blue EcoChain or other automated methods to track their own suppliers’ environmental compliance. Problem suppliers are pushed to take corrective actions and disclose information about their environmental violation issues

Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction

15.09
Total Score:20
Push suppliers to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint, and disclose energy and climate data
Brand comprehensively calculates the emission from value chain, publicly disclose value chain reduction target and track the progress made against its emissions reduction targets. Brand works with its suppliers to reduce emissions and motivate suppliers to calculate their own emissions and set up their own emissions reduction targets and track the progress.
8
Total Score:12
Push suppliers to reduce resource use and pollutant emissions, and disclose pollutant release and transfer data
Brand has publicly disclosed resource use and pollutant emissions reduction target(s), and continuously pushes identified high resource users and/or polluters in its supply chain in China to measure and publicly disclose their PRTR data.

Promote Public Green Choice

1
Total Score:6
Direct the public attention to the environmental performance of Chinses suppliers
Brand discloses information in annual reports and other public documents, websites, social media platforms or other public channels about its work to promote its suppliers in China to improve their environmental performance

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Communication Updates

  • required factory to report its annual resource use and emissions data.
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Apple, actively reported its 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 pollutant release and transfer registry (PRTR) data.
    Shenzhen
     Uploaded PRTR Data
    ● Enterprise has uploaded annual emissions data;
    ●Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2021/12/5 21:17:25
  • required factory to conduct corrective actions for solid waste supervision record(s).
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Apple, actively communicated with environmental groups to implement corrective actions for its supervision record(s) from the year(s) 2016, 2021, and disclosed information on the status of its corrective actions.
    Nantong
     Solid Waste
    ● Environmental violation issue: Industrial solid waste pollution;
    ● Potential impact on: soil and ground water quality, public health.
     Corrective Actions
    ● Rectification progress: Enterprise with violations carry-out correction actions;
    ● Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2021/12/5 19:20:57
  • required electronics factory to issue an explanation for wastewater supervision record(s).
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Apple, actively communicated with environmental groups to issue an explanation for its supervision record(s) from the year(s) 2016, 2021.
    Wuxi
     Wastewater
    ● Environmental violation issue: Industrial wastewater pollution;
    ● Potential impact on: water quality, river ecology, public health.
     Explanation
    ● Rectification progress: Enterprise with violations issue a public explanation;
    ● Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2021/12/3 18:33:22
  • required factory to issue an explanation for supervision record(s).
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Apple, actively communicated with environmental groups to issue an explanation for its supervision record(s) from the year(s) 2020, 2021.
    Dongguan
     Explanation
    ● Rectification progress: Enterprise with violations issue a public explanation;
    ● Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2021/12/3 10:44:51

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