Management system requirements for suppliers

IBM, through its own practices, has long recognized that a strong management system is critical for developing and sustaining programs that address responsibilities such as workplace safety, increasing energy efficiency and reducing waste.

To build the capability of its supply chain to manage its intersections with the environment and society, IBM announced in April 2010 that all of its first-tier suppliers will now be required to establish a management system to address their corporate and environmental responsibilities.

The baseline environmental requirements for IBM suppliers are summarized below:

The full set of requirements may be found on IBM's Social and environmental management system supplier requirements webpage. For additional resources, see: