Woolworths enhances sustainability with MetricStream

Cape Town, South Africa -- South African retailer Woolworths has implemented MetricStream's Sustainability Performance Management Solution to capture and measure sustainability metrics and indicators around energy, water, soil, and waste management. The solution will also help Woolworths monitor supplier compliance with sustainability guidelines, and optimize the performance of the company's sustainability projects and initiatives.

MetricStream's solution provides a centralized framework for Woolworths to register and onboard suppliers for its sustainability management program, measure supplier compliance through periodic self-assessments and third-party audits, maintain supplier data, and manage supplier certifications. Woolworths is currently using MetricStream's Quality Audit Management solution to optimize its Total Quality Management (TQM) program. This existing solution will be extended to include MetricStream's Sustainability Performance Management Solution, providing Woolworths with a comprehensive view of supplier performance, sustainability, and quality management programs.

The solution will help Woolworths execute its "Good Business Journey" – a comprehensive plan to cultivate environmentally friendly and organic products, and to contribute to socio-economic transformation and social development. As part of the "Good Business Journey," Woolworths' sustainability initiatives focus on environmentally sensitive farming practices to improve soil and water quality, save water, reduce waste, and encourage biodiversity. With MetricStream's help, the company has strengthened sustainability projects by replacing manual processes and paper-based spreadsheets with a more automated, integrated, and collaborative approach.
"Our partnership with MetricStream has been critical to the success of our sustainability and supply chain management programs," said Zyda Rylands, managing director for food at Woolworths. "With MetricStream, we have established a common point of reference to assess, score, and track sustainability initiatives across more than 900 suppliers worldwide. Increased visibility into sustainability initiatives, coupled with workflow automation and improved collaboration with suppliers is critical to meeting our sustainability goals, and supporting our long-term success as an organization."

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