Salesforce Persuades Suppliers to Lower Carbon Emissions, Introduces Contracts Addressing Climate

Salesforce Persuades Suppliers to Lower Carbon Emissions

Brief Summary

Salesforce has added a Sustainability Exhibit to all supplier acquirement contracts with the aim of drastically improving the company’s carbon footprint. Salesforce announced this news to suppliers, and the company is sharing the exhibit as a step by step plan others can adhere to.

Viewpoint of Salesforce

  • At Salesforce, the environment is one of our key stakeholders. We are actively working with suppliers to set science-based targets of their own by 2024. This comes as part of our 1.5 degree Celsius Science Based Target.
  • Salesforce introduced new climate pledges that will work hand in hand with supply chain contracts to help suppliers lower their carbon emissions. We will work in unison with suppliers to adjust to the right sustainable path.
  • We can achieve impactful change at scale, only when customers and suppliers realize the importance of data-driven climate action together.

Marriott International, which is one of the most important suppliers of Salesforce, agrees that the customer and supplier bond is crucial in combating climate change. “At Marriott International, we understand the value of data in decision making – and that’s why we’ve been working with Salesforce to share sustainability data, including individual hotel carbon footprint,” said Denise Naguib, VP, Sustainability & Supplier Diversity, Marriott International. “Climate action will take partnerships across the supply chain, and we all accomplish more on our climate efforts when our customers and suppliers strive to do better.”

Below is a sample e-mail that is sent out by Salesforce to suppliers.

Subject: Integrating Sustainability Into Our Supply Chain and Contracts by Working Together to Build a More Sustainable future for All

Dear Salesforce Supplier,

Today we are announcing the inclusion of the Sustainability Exhibit as part of our procurement contracts moving forward. The Sustainability Exhibit will help our suppliers reduce their carbon footprint while also further integrating sustainability into every aspect of our supply chain.

At Salesforce, we consider the environment to be a key stakeholder and we are committed to harnessing our culture of innovation to improve the state of the world. We leverage the power of our people and our products to reduce the impact that we and our customers have on the planet.

With that goal, Salesforce is committed to a 1.5 degree Celsius science-based target in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement to avoid some of the worst effects of climate change.

At Salesforce, we have achieved net-zero operations greenhouse gas emissions, will reach our 100% renewable energy goal this year, all of our products are carbon-neutral, and we are committed to working with our suppliers to set science-based targets of their own by 2024.

With that in mind, we want to collaborate more deeply with you on climate action. With the Sustainability Exhibit, we are asking suppliers to join us on this journey to protect our planet and prioritize sustainability by committing to the principles laid out in our Sustainability Exhibit in our next agreement, including setting science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We recommend collaborating with your corporate sustainability team or a similar department in advance to review the Sustainability Exhibit as it will become part of renewals of our supplier contracts.

Please contact [email] if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you in advance for your continued collaboration and engagement with Salesforce to build a more sustainable future for all.

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