As UPMC continues incorporating sustainability principles into its operations, we appreciate the collaborative impact of our suppliers, especially those that are also practicing sustainability. Based on recent active and passive surveys* of the top 200 suppliers by spend, we learned the following about our supplier distribution:
*Active surveying occurred through sending out an email of five questions regarding sustainability. Passive surveying occurred by thorough review of publicly accessible supplier websites for evidence of addressing the triple bottom-line of equity, economy, and environment.
The significance of incorporating sustainability is that it reflects a positive, constructive commitment of accountability that extends beyond one's organization to the benefit of the larger community.