Responsible sourcing

Supply chain management is especially important for a company like Sprint. We rely heavily on our vendors who help keep our business running and our customers happy. It's our aim to make sure that, by 2017, 90 percent of our sourceable spend is with suppliers that meet Sprint's environmental and social criteria. To do this, we have a broad assessment process. Suppliers must provide a publicly available policy or plan and supporting evidence in each of the following core areas that we've identified as the most important towards meeting our corporate responsibility standards:
 
  • GHG emissions measurement and reduction
  • Materiality assessment and resource reduction planning
  • Human rights statement or policy compliant with local laws
  • Health & safety policy compliant with local laws
  • Environmental policy compliant with local laws
To help suppliers better understand our criteria, Sprint provides actionable assessment feedback and we've developed two supplier responsibility booklets which feature examples from Sprint's own sustainability experiences. The first supplier booklet is focused on meeting Sprint's GHG emissions criteria and completing a materiality assessment. The second supplier booklet is focused on water conservation and will help suppliers track and reduce their own water consumption. 

In addition to the two supplier booklets, Sprint has provided an example of our own greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions worksheet for our 2012 emissions. This Excel file allows you to see all of the factors, formulas and conversions we used and is locked to prevent you from losing access to the formulas. A second Excel file can be used as a template and is unlocked so that you can add your own activity data to calculate your emissions.

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