CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- AECOM has developed a new tool to assess the sustainability performance of a company’s supply chain. The Supplier Tracking and Assessment tool for Sustainability (STATS) collects, analyzes, and reports data on supplier economic, social, and environmental performance.Using STATs, companies can rank their suppliers and encourage suppliers to adopt more sustainable practices and standards.AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support with a leading environmental health and safety management and sustainability practice.
AECOM’s STATS tool efficiently assembles supplier data on financial, social, energy and environmental performance.STATS creates a scorecard for each supplier, ranks suppliers, and automates comparisons among them.With STATS, manufacturing and other companies can increase transparency in sustainability and supply chain management reporting, and build collaborative relationships across the supply chain.STATS guides supply chain management sustainability initiatives that deliver business efficiencies, reduce operating costs and improve products.
According to Rebecca Quarno, LEED AP, and Senior Project Manager in AECOM’s Environmental business, “STATS makes an onerous job much easier. For a multinational paper and packaging distribution company, we were able to quickly customize and deploy STATS to enhance their existing supply chain program.STATS helped them understand strengths and weaknesses across their supply chain.Its Supplier scorecards guided discussions with individual suppliers on performance improvement opportunities. Suppliers with best-in-class sustainability performance were considered for the client’s supplier recognition program.”
Developed in response to client requests, STATS is a low-cost, flexible Microsoft™ Excel tool ideal for companies taking first steps to add sustainability assessments to their vendor management programs. STATS is easily customized to measure and report on chosen criteria over time across a broad range of operational standards.
Jim Weinbauer, Vice President for Sustainability added, “In today’s global economy it is no longer acceptable to focus sustainability performance only on activities directly under a company’s control. Stakeholder expectations require a complete value chain approach to sustainable development including supply chain performance, manufacturing, product development/distribution/use and end of life. AECOM’s new STATS tool is a simple, cost-effective approach to supply chain data management and improved sustainability performance.”
AECOM is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including environment, transportation, facilities, energy, water, and government.With approximately 45,000 employees, AECOM blends global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments.A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in 125 countries and had 2011 revenue of $7.7 billion.www.aecom.com.