Industry Rank
1
Out of 7 Total Brands in the Diversified Industry
1
Out of 33 Total Brands in the Household Appliances Industry
CITI Score
45.12
Total Possible Score:100

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.
6
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, and publicly discloses supply chain environmental information in the form of a map, OR Brand 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

5
Total Score:10
Establish Screening Mechanism
Brand employs the Blue EcoChain or other automated methods to track its suppliers’ environmental compliance.
5
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

2
Total Score:6
Responsible management of chemical suppliers
Brand extends its environmental management to chemical suppliers, and publicly requires environmental compliance from these suppliers.
1.8
Total Score:10
Responsible management of wastewater
Brand pushes suppliers to notify centralized wastewater treatment facilities with environmental violations to adopt corrective measures.
3.5
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.
2
Total Score:4
Responsible management of logistic supplier
Brand extends its environmental management to logistics suppliers, and publicly requires environmental compliance from these suppliers. Brand employs the Blue EcoChain or other automated methods to track logistics suppliers’ environmental compliance performance. Problem suppliers are pushed to take corrective actions and at lease disclose information about their environmental violation issues.
1
Total Score:6
Supplier selfmanagement
Brand pushes direct suppliers to screen their own suppliers’ environmental compliance through supplier trainings or other programs.

Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction

8.82
Total Score:20
Push suppliers to reduce their energy use and carbon footprint, and disclose energy and climate data
Brand calculates the greenhouse gas emissions from its value chain, publicly discloses its value chain reduction targets and implement initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain.
2
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).

Promote Public Green Choice

2
Total Score:6
Direct the public attention to the environmental performance of Chinses suppliers
Brand guides the public through online interactions and/or offline activities to understand its best practices to motivate suppliers in China to improve their environmental performance.

Communication Updates

  • required factory to conduct an audit for its supervision record(s).
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Hitachi, actively communicated with environmental groups to implement corrective actions for its supervision record(s) from the year(s) 2006, 2016, 2017, 2020, and underwent a third-party audit to verify the effectiveness of its corrective actions.
    Suzhou
     Audit
    ● Rectification progress:Enterprise with violations complete the relevant GCA third-party audits to verify the completion and effectiveness of its corrective actions;
    ●Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2021/12/2 11:15:17
  • required factory to conduct an audit for its supervision record(s).
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Hitachi, actively communicated with environmental groups to implement corrective actions for its supervision record(s) from the year(s) 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2021, and underwent a third-party audit to verify the effectiveness of its corrective actions.
    Guangzhou
     Audit
    ● Rectification progress:Enterprise with violations complete the relevant GCA third-party audits to verify the completion and effectiveness of its corrective actions;
    ●Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2021/10/25 11:35:06
  • required factory to issue an explanation for supervision record(s).
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Hitachi, actively communicated with environmental groups to issue an explanation for its supervision record(s) from the year(s) 2015, 2019, 2021.
    Qingdao
     Explanation
    ● Rectification progress: Enterprise with violations issue a public explanation;
    ● Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2021/10/11 16:51:18
  • required factory to issue an explanation for supervision record(s).
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Hitachi, actively communicated with environmental groups to issue an explanation for its supervision record(s) from the year(s) 2015, 2020.
    Guangzhou
     Explanation
    ● Rectification progress: Enterprise with violations issue a public explanation;
    ● Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2021/9/24 14:27:56

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