• Suppliers

Operational Impact


Supplier Screening Policy (OI4739)

Indicates whether the organization has a written policy of evaluating supplier organizations based on their social and environmental performance and a system to monitor compliance with this policy.
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IRIS metric citation
IRIS, 2016. Supplier Screening Policy (OI4739). v4.0.


Organizations should footnote the type of factors taken under consideration when evaluating supplier organizations. See usage guidance for further information.

Usage Guidance

  • Screening for social and environmental criteria could include screening for specific negative practices (e.g., no child labor, no negative environmental impacts) or screening for positive practices (e.g., environmentally friendly manufacturing processes, excellent labor practices). Organizations should footnote which factors are considered.
  • If organizations differ in their engagements with suppliers (e.g., significant suppliers), they are also encouraged to footnote how their screening policies differ between types of suppliers.
  • Organizations are encouraged to report this metric in conjunction with Supplier Screening Ratio (PI3016).