Whistl praised for engaging with suppliers on climate change

Delivery management company Whistl has been recognised by global corporate sustainability organisation the CDP as a global leader for engaging with its suppliers on climate change.

The CDP assesses thousands of companies and government bodies annually by measuring and managing their risks and opportunities on climate change, water security and deforestation. The assessment asks companies questions on governance, targets, emissions and value chain engagement of their responses. Of the 9600 companies assessed worldwide by the CDP in 2020, Whistl is in the top 396 companies in its Supplier Engagement Leaderboard.

Whistl hasn’t replaced much of its fleet with electric even though this would considerably tackle its CO2 emissions. Rather, it has been looking at driving efficiencies into its fossil fuel use, that reduces its emissions by a far smaller amount than it might by going EV as per a large number of other carriers.

The Global Head at CDP Supply Chain, Sonya Bhonsle, said: “The Supplier Engagement Leaders are paving the way. Now is the time for all businesses to join them, to emulate best practice and spark a cascade of environmental action. Actors at each stage of the value chain must in turn encourage the companies whose goods and services they are using to engage on environmental issues”.