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

10
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.
12
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. Additionally, Brand has reached a written agreement with its suppliers to join the Blue EcoChain or equivalent system to follow a set process for promptly adopting follow-up corrective actions and conducting information disclosure (even without brand involvement), and promoted its implementation.

Extend Green Supply Chain Practices

2.4
Total Score:10
Responsible management of wastewater
Brand employs the Blue EcoChain or other automated methods to track the environmental compliance performance of centralized wastewater treatment facilities. Brand pushes suppliers to notify centralized wastewater treatment facilities with environmental violations to adopt corrective measures, and pushes centralized wastewater treatment facilities to track their own environmental performance via Blue EcoChain or other automated methods OR pushes centralized wastewater treatment facilities to adopt corrective measures and at least issue public explanations regarding the reason for violation, corrective actions already undertaken or in progress, and current compliance status.
5.25
Total Score:10
Responsible management of solid waste (including hazardous waste)
Brand reduces the environmental impacts of solid waste transportation and disposal across the supply chain, promotes a fully closed-loop flow of materials in its supply chain in China to achieve a “resources-products-consumption-renewable resource” cycle, and publicly share best practices on solid waste reduction and resource utilization.
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.

Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction

16.28
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

3
Total Score:6
Direct the public attention to the environmental performance of Chinses suppliers
Brand improves the traceability of its supply chain through the Green Supply Chain Map or other methods of visualization to guide the public into understanding how brands manage the environmental impacts of upstream production processes.

Brand StoriesMore brand stories

  • Dell's Supply Chain Management In the Time of Pandemic
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  • Engage small &middle scale suppliers to increase energy efficiency and reduce GHG Emission
    Dell global supply chain is addressing increasing energy efficiency for small & middle scale manufacturing factories with the fact of low energy management awareness, energy management resource scarcity, weak energy management capability.
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  • Dell Builds Capacity for Energy Management
    Dell, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC) and the Suzhou Institute of Energy Management jointly launched the Energy Management Capacity Building Project at the beginning of 2016, targeting medium- and small-scale suppliers with relatively weak energy management capabilities. The project divides energy management capacity building into the following stages.
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  • Dell Mitigates Supply Chain Water Risks
    Mitigating water risks is one of the key long-term goals of Dell's 2020 "Legacy of Good" Plan. Since 2015, Dell has devoted efforts to promoting supply chain water risk control, and plans to encourage 250 to 300 water-intensive suppliers to join its water risk mitigation project by 2020. By adopting a water risk mitigation plan, Dell ensures that supply chain water risks are effectively managed.
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Communication Updates

  • required factory to disclose its annual resource use and emissions data.
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Dell, actively reported its 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 pollutant release and transfer registry (PRTR) data, which have already been publicly disclosed via IPE’s website.
    Foshan
     Disclosed PRTR Data
    ● Enterprise has published annual emissions data;
    ●Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2021/12/5 20:21:19
  • required electronics factory to conduct an audit for its wastewater supervision record(s).
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Dell, actively communicated with environmental groups to implement corrective actions for its supervision record(s) from the year(s) 2014, 2019, and underwent a third-party audit to verify the effectiveness of its corrective actions.
    Shenzhen
     Wastewater
    ● Environmental violation issue: Industrial wastewater pollution;
    ● Potential impact on: water quality, river ecology, public health.
     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:2021/12/3 11:35:48
  • required electronics factory to disclose its annual resource use and emissions data.
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Dell, actively reported its 2018, 2019, 2020 pollutant release and transfer registry (PRTR) data, which have already been publicly disclosed via IPE’s website.
    Suzhou
     Disclosed PRTR Data
    ● Enterprise has published annual emissions data;
    ●Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2021/12/1 11:28:12
  • required factory to disclose its annual resource use and emissions data.
    This factory, through motivation from its stakeholder Dell, actively reported its 2018, 2019, 2020 pollutant release and transfer registry (PRTR) data, which have already been publicly disclosed via IPE’s website.
    Suzhou
     Disclosed PRTR Data
    ● Enterprise has published annual emissions data;
    ●Driving force: Stakeholders and environmentally conscious consumers.
    Publication Date:2021/11/26 17:35:51

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