Naturgy has announced that, in its bidding processes, it will ask suppliers that will have a high impact on climate change, an analysis indicating the measurement of the carbon footprint caused by their activities. This measure will only apply when the amount of the contract exceeds 500,000 euros.
The new measure will be implemented as of this year on a mandatory basis in all Naturgy contracting processes that meet these conditions, which will initially involve more than a hundred suppliers. Thus, with this requirement, the energy company intends to reduce the carbon footprint of its supply chain and encourage its suppliers to take measures aimed at minimizing their emissions and favoring sustainability.
In line with sustainability
Naturgy already implemented a first phase of this project last year, when it positively assessed suppliers in its contracting processes that voluntarily provided a carbon footprint measurement certificate.
Additionally, since January 2022 the company requires certain suppliers to periodically report their degree of performance in climate matters, fulfilling the Supply Chain’ question.
Likewise, in line with its commitment to the ‘Training Program: Sustainable Suppliers’ of the UN Global Compact Spain, Naturgy has assured that it will motivate the SMEs with which it works to implement Environmental, Social and Governance (ASG) criteria. in its management model.
16.5% less greenhouse gas emissions in 2022
Naturgy reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 16.5% in 2022 compared to the figures for the previous year, while its carbon footprint has contracted by 24% since 2017. The company has thus consolidated its energy transition shipment with which it intends to achieve emissions neutrality in 2050 and installed capacity in renewable sources of 60% in 2025.
In addition, Naturgy is focusing on the supply chain to promote decarbonization from all areas of the company’s operations. Thus, the energy sector audited in 2022 more than 80% of its purchase volume that presented a high risk in climate change, and intends that this proportion rise to 95% by 2025.