Building sustainable supply chains with our suppliers
Building a more sustainable supply chain is a central part of the Postal Service’s organization-wide sustainability program. One of our performance targets for 2015 is to require suppliers with contracts valued at $500,000 or greater to submit sustainability data.
Our plan is to make progress toward this goal incrementally. By the end of 2012, we intend to incorporate product sustainability attributes and automate supplier reporting into our electronic ordering system for on-catalog supply contracts.
In 2013, we’ll expand our efforts by collecting supplier sustainability data from off-catalog contracts, with the process targeted for completion by 2014. By the beginning of FY 2015 our plan is to have a supply chain sustainability reporting system in place.
We also will be working to increase the number of environmentally preferable products available in our online supplies catalog 50 percent by 2015. We recalculated our FY 2010 baseline of environmentally preferable product offerings in our online supplies catalog to remove previously counted, service-related items. With this new baseline of over 8,000 products, we have increased our environmentally preferred products offerings by more than 600 during FY 2011.