How to motivate your suppliers
When working on your plastic waste reduction strategy it is crucial to involve your suppliers. Not all are open to this topic from the beginning but there are several ways how you can motivate them to support your strategy and become more sustainable themselves.
INCLUDE SUSTAINABILITY CRITERIA IN CONTRACTS
Think about including sustainability clauses in your contracts, requiring suppliers to support your plastic waste reduction programme.
Keep in mind that it is important to inform them about our plastic waste reduction programme as well as how they can support it.
EVALUATION OF SUPPLIERS
In general, you can also evaluate your suppliers by setting up specific (realistic) targets and key performance indicators and reward the best performing suppliers your preferred supplier.
Also support underperforming suppliers with improvements by working together and sharing information.