7. Control

The company states how and what performance indicators related to sustainability are used in its regular internal planning and control processes. It discloses how suitable processes ensure reliability, comparability and consistency of the data used for internal management and external communication.

At INPACS head office, performance indicators for environmental as well as health and safety aspects are part of the Environmental and Quality Management System certified according to ISO 14001 and ISO 9001. In the reporting period 2019, INPACS' environmental performance indicator system has been revised and a greenhouse gas report following the GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard has been created for the first time (cf. criterion 13). Thereby, the INPACS head office is acting as a central role model in implementing the networks' climate management objectives.

For the INPACS network, an action programme for the recently adopted Sustainability Strategy including a progress and performance measurement is continually put into concrete terms. The following qualitative and quantitative indicators have been defined for the monitoring of the pursuit of each strategic goal:

SDG 5: Promotion of Equal Opportunities for all Genders in Leadership
Global Gender Balance Survey 2019 (cf. criterion 15):
  • Total number of women/men in leadership positions
  • Female/Male Management Ratio (% female/male managers of overall management)
  • Female/Male Management Ratio - Overall Workforce (% female/male managers of overall workforce)
SDG 8: Protect Labour Rights and Safe and Secure Working Environments
Within our Operations: Sustainability performance monitoring of INPACS members via independent EcoVadis platform:
  • Number of evaluated members
  • Overall score 
  • Theme performance scores environment, labour and human rights (special focus), ethics and sustainable procurement
  • Reported accident rates as an indicator for safety measures on local level
Along the Supply Chain: CSR risk analysis of INPACS suppliers via EcoVadis:
  • Number of evaluated suppliers/ number of those who declined
  • Overall score (will be integrated in overall Procurement Risk Evaluation; risk thresholds to be defined in 2020)
  • Theme performance scores environment, labour and human rights, ethics and sustainable procurement
SDG 12: Make a Contribution to the Reduction of Waste Generation; Create Awareness and Inform as well as Encourage all Relevant Actors along the Supply Chain from Product Selection to Disposal
Within the Customer Sustainability Program (Version 1.0 by 2020, cf. criterion 10) the following indicators are investigated:
  • Assessment of the customers' product consumption/ procurement portfolio on the basis of sustainability attributes 
  • Usage of electronic ordering and invoicing
  • CO2 emissions per delivery
  • Waste amount per waste category
SDG 13: Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions (in the pipeline)
In 2020, these indicators will be integrated in the members' scorecard which is designed to measure INPACS members’ performance on a regular basis across all strategic pillars and which forms an integral part of regular review sessions.  
Through this procedure, INPACS is able to ensure its strategic core values will be both, respected but also considered as a continuous path to a more sustainable business setup.

(will be integrated in overall Procurement Risk Evaluation; risk thresholds to be defined in 2020)