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ENVIRONMENTAL RFP QUESTIONS

Quad/Graphics has prepared these questions that should be included as part of your request for proposal (RFP) to suppliers - especially printers. The questions are based on our decades of sustainability experience.



COMPANY is committed to environmental responsibility. In turn, it is incumbent upon COMPANY to measure and assess the environmental impact of any goods and services provided by third parties to sustain its operations. This questionnaire will provide COMPANY with valuable information about its supply base and enable COMPANY to include environmental impact and sustainability in its evaluation process. We appreciate your support in this endeavor.

COMPANY will deem these responses confidential and will use only for the benefit of this RFP. If you so choose, you can inform COMPANY that this information need not be treated as confidential.

  1. Ensure you answer all applicable questions.
  2. Answer all questions on behalf of your entire organization, including the environmental impact of your own company premises and employees.
  3. Provide any additional comments or information in the appropriate field.
  4. Even if you provide supporting documentation, you must answer the questionnaire.
Section 1: Corporate Philosophy
1 Do you have a written environmental policy?
Yes No
2 Do you have a certified/documented environmental management system (EMS)?
Yes No
3 What efforts are being made to manage your environmental policy? (Choose one)
Working towards certification under a recognized EMS.
Operating an uncertified EMS (with no plans for certification).
Developing and implementing an EMS.
No EMS but an Environmental Policy in place.
No plans
4 Does your written Environmental Policy include a statement on:
Compliance with legislation
Yes No
Energy Efficiency
Yes No
Waste minimization and recycling
Yes No
Use of recycled products
Yes No
Control of Air emissions
Yes No
Control of discharges to water
Yes No
Environmental impact of supply chain
Yes No
Developing a culture of continual improvement
Yes No
5 Do you set environmental objectives and specific target reductions?
Yes No
6 Do you have an action plan to achieve environmental objectives?
Yes No
7 Do you publish a periodic Environmental report or statement?
Yes No
8 Do you report on Environmental performance to your employees?
Yes No
9 Do you report on Environmental performance externally?
Yes No
10 Do you report on Environmental performance:
In the Company's Annual Report?
Yes No
In an environmental report?
Yes No
On the Internet?
Yes No
11 Have there been in the past three years, or are there currently, any legal actions pending against your organization/facility relating to Corporate Responsibility issues?
Yes No
If yes, please explain.
12 Does your organization/facility have a management representative and/or named officer responsible for Environmental Management?
Yes No
13 Are periodic internal or external audits conducted of your organization/facility in order to measure performance in terms of environmental objectives and targets?
Yes No
14 Please describe how the environmental policy and/or EMS and procedures are communicated to your staff.
15 Do you consider the environmental performance of your suppliers?
Yes No
Section 2: Corporate Actions
Section 2A: Environmental Impact
16 As a supplier, what do you have in place in relation to each of the following? (If submissions are made to Carbon Disclosure Project, they can be attached here in lieu of individual questions.)
Packaging
Waste Management
Recycling
Section 2B: Energy Conservation
17 Do you have plans in place to address your environmental impact?
Yes No
18 Do you monitor your CO2 emissions?
Yes No
19 Do you have targets to reduce your CO2 emissions?
Yes No
20 Do you have plans/targets in relation to travel? (cars, fleet, air travel)
Yes No
21 Do you have plans/targets regarding use of alternatives to travel? (i.e.; conference calls, webinars)
Yes No
22 Do you have plans/target regarding operations (i.e.; data centers, call centers)?
Yes No
23 Do you monitor your suppliers regarding CO2 emissions?
Yes No
24 Do you measure the total energy consumed?
Yes No
25 Is total energy consumed measured for (choose one)
The entire business?
Between 50% and 75%?
Less than 50%?
26 Do you have a quantitative improvement target to reduce energy consumption?
Yes No
If yes, give details for the past three years:
27 Do you procure renewable energy?
Yes No
Section 2C: Travel
28 Do you measure business travel for employees?
Yes No
29 Do you have a quantitative improvement target to reduce mileage and/or fuel consumption?
Yes No
30 Do you have a quantitative improvement target to reduce mileage and/or fuel consumption?
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
31 Do all your company vehicles comply with the Standards for Exhaust Emissions?
Yes No
32 Do any of your company vehicles run on non-fossil fuel?
Yes No
33 Do you have a plan to manage travel (air, vehicle, rail transportation) and promote eco friendly transportation within the service provision?
Yes No
34 If yes, give details for the past three years:
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
Section 2D: Waste
35 Do you measure the most significant waste streams produced?
Yes No
36 Are waste streams measured for (choose one)
The entire business?
Between 50% and 75%?
Less than 50%?
37 Do you have a quantitative improvement target to reduce waste streams?
Yes No
38 If yes, give details for the past three years:
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
39 Do you have recycling programs for your waste streams?
Yes No
Section 2E: Water Management
40 Do you measure water consumption?
Yes No
41 Is water consumption measured for (choose one):
The entire business?
Between 50% and 75%
Less than 50%
42 Do you have a quantitative improvement target to reduce water consumption?
Yes No
43 If yes, give details for the past three years:
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
Section 2F: Air Emissions
44 Do you measure air emissions?
Yes No
45 Are air emissions measured for (choose one):
The entire business?
Between 50% and 75%
Less than 50%
46 Do you have a quantitative improvement target to reduce the impact of air emissions?
Yes No
47 If yes, give details for the past three years:
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
Year    20__    Target:                      Result:
48 Do you have a quantitative improvement target to reduce mileage and/or fuel consumption?
Yes No
Section 2G: Supply Chain Management
49 Do you audit the environmental performance of your suppliers?
Yes No
50 Percentage of your suppliers audited (choose one):
The entire business?
Between 50% and 75%
Less than 50%
Section 2H: Paper Management
51 Do you use recycled paper?
Yes No
52 What portion of your business uses recycled paper? (pick one)
The entire business?
Between 50% and 75%
Less than 50%
53 Do you have a returnable packaging system for your customers?
Yes No
54 Do you have a returnable packaging system for your suppliers?
Yes No
Section 2I: Plastic
55 Do you use recycled plastic in your products (not packaging)?
Yes No
56 What portion of your business uses recycled plastic in its products? (pick one)
The entire business?
Between 50% and 75%
Less than 50%
57 Do you use chemicals that are hazardous to the environment in the production of plastic products?
Yes No
58 If yes, do you have targets to introduce chemicals that have less impact?
Yes No
Section 2J: Product Suppliers
59 Does the product contain potentially hazardous chemicals or gases?
Yes No
60 Does the product have an energy efficiency rating if applicable?
Yes No
61 Can the product be recycled and/or returned to the supplier at the end of its life?
Yes No
62 What percentage of the products packaging is recyclable?
63 What percentage of the product is derived from recycled resources?
64 What percentage of the products can be certified under a stewardship program?
65 What methodology will be used to minimize the actual/potential impact of the product or service?

How Green Is Your Printer?

Quad/Graphics has prepared specific questions that should be included as part of every request for proposal (RFP) to suppliers especially printers. The questions are based on our decades of sustainability experience.

Environmental RFP Questions


What Others Are Saying
About Quad

"I don't think the general public knows enough about the significant efforts Quad does to go above and beyond what's required of them."

Scott Manley, Environmental Policy Director with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

 
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