Our consultants will need to retrieve data from your internal departments and contact your suppliers. MobiCycle's consultants will require a level of trust from procurement. With procurement's buy in, MobiCycle can engage all relevant parties with confidence.
We need to address the elephant in the room - transparency can unearth uncomfortable truths.
Your procurement officers may feel defensive. Of course they want to prioritize the ESG targets while achieving value for money. But their smaller suppliers may lack the financial or human resources to provide the necessary data. The supplier data may also reveal counterproductive or unethical practices.
Any inefficiences or bad practices unearthed by MobiCycle, should not automatically result in procurement's censure, suspension or termination. We wish to avoid a reputation for getting people fired; or, for creating adverse consequences in exchange for their cooperation. We want to build a culture where procurement feel your suppliers' poor practices are their problem, too.
On a positive note, if your organization is large and trades on public markets, upstream suppliers are even more likely to respond to our requests. Downstream suppliers want to retain your business, and so are likely to respond in time and in full - provided they hold the relevant information.
Ultimately, the best outcome is one in which your suppliers manage electronics with little or no negative impact on the biosphere.
The below information is for example purposes only and does not reflect actual events.
In the USA, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act grants the US EPA authority to regulate hazardous wastes. RCRA applies only to items that are actually discarded or held for disposal. The SEC proposed rules around climate reporting for publicly traded companies. It includes a recommendation for Scope 3 reporting.
In Europe, eWaste is known as WEEE or Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment. The WEEE Directive and the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) address handling of eWaste. The EU Green Deal created a guide to define climate activities, called the EU Taxonomy.
The US and EU have yet to explain the relationship between the wider climate policies and policies related to the management of eWaste.
Steps you can take
Map your supply chain to determine all of the waste suppliers. Track your eWaste to its final destination. Keep eWaste separate from other waste streams. Purchase waste bins that are designed to handle eWaste. Encourage waste suppliers to recycle or reuse eWaste. Avoid use of landfills or incineration. Support government policies to fund urban mining initiatives. Teach employees about electronics repair through games. Record these activities as part of your Scope 3 reporting.
Sample Waste Suppliers
ESG Ratings Agencies
Veolia Environmental Services
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