Cummins has launched a new program that connects with the supply chain to help improve the company’s impact to the environment and reduce its carbon footprint. Called the Environmental Gateway, it aims to discover innovative submissions from suppliers to Cummins’ UK facilities, whose goods and services can assist the company in achieving and surpassing environmental targets. It will look to increase diverse supplier inclusion, increase innovation and reduce costs.
The program launched on Aug. 25, 2016 and the first cycle is open for proposals until the Oct. 14, 2016. Interested companies can contact email@example.com for more details and an application form.
“A key part of Cummins’ Mission is demanding that everything we do leads to a cleaner, healthier and safer environment,” said Jim Johnson, Cummins Indirect Purchasing Sourcing Specialist. “We have set ourselves challenging targets to support this, and we recognize that our suppliers can help us meet them by sharing their experience and expertise to deliver the best possible impact.”
Cummins has set targets by 2020 to reduce its global annual emissions by 3.5 million metric tons, reduce direct water use by 33 percent, increase recycling rates from 90 percent in 2015 to 95 percent, have 30 sites achieve “zero disposal” status and reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent and 27 percent, respectively, against a 2005 baseline.
“The Environmental Gateway project team has identified nine key areas of opportunity where the company feels that suppliers’ innovative solutions can assist with the key aims of the project,” continued Johnson.
Those nine areas are:
“In order to accelerate the adoption of innovations within the organization, Cummins are inviting small, medium, large and start-up businesses the opportunity to submit proposals,” added Johnson. “The gateway will review all submissions with external partners to ensure transparency, selecting the top 15 applicants with the aim to trial them in Q4 2016.”
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