Levi Strauss, Tesco join Green Supply Chain Map
Denim giant Levi Strauss & Co and supermarket retailer Tesco are among the latest companies to join an online map that claims to be the only tool in the world to openly link leading multinational corporations to their suppliers' environmental performance.
Developed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in the US and the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) in China, the IPE Green Supply Chain Map was launched in January and is based on publicly available data from the Chinese Government.
The database and map provide real-time data and historical trends in air pollution emissions and wastewater discharge for nearly 15,000 major industrial facilities in China and access to environmental supervision records for over half a million more.
Levi Strauss and Tesco join the initial six brands to feature on the tool: Target, Esprit, New Balance, Puma, Gap Inc and Inditex. They have publicly shared their lists of suppliers and provided the information required to IPE for its mapping efforts.
Now, with Levi Strauss and Tesco onboard, the map showcases the environmental performance of 70 Levi Strauss suppliers, including those with high environmental impact wet processing operations, and presents information – such as the name, address, and geolocations – of 145 Tesco suppliers in China.
Map users can filter by brand to view individual companies' supply chains and click on a supplier to check its environmental performance, including the real-time data for air emissions and wastewater discharge, feedback about environmental supervision records, as well as their annual emissions and resources usage data.