Green Procurement Program
Protecting our Planet, our People and our Property
To develop the Green Procurement Program components, we used the Supplier Relationship Management Lifecycle process as the framework for creating materials and processes.
The four programs components are:
- Request for Proposal (RFP) Assessment: This component is used during the supplier selection process to understand potential supplier’s sustainability focus as part of the selection process.
- Inclusion of "Environmental Provision" in contracts/POs: This component is also used during the supplier selection process to communicate to suppliers the commitment of Boston Scientific to collaboratively improving sustainability in the supply chain.
- Annual Assessment: this component is used once a supplier has been selected and onboarded to obtain quantitative environmental metric data from our supply base to monitor year over year improvements in key green metrics (GHG’s, Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste and Waste Recycled / Reused).
- Business Reviews: This final component is used in the supplier management process to engage suppliers in discussions about sustainability projects that are currently implemented.