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Supplier Sustainability

Eversource aims to advance sustainability in our supply chain by embedding it in our entire sourcing process from supplier onboarding to contract creation, and throughout the life of the relationship. We are always looking for new ways to engage our suppliers as part of the intent to lead our industry in responsible environmental, social and governance practices.

Our sustainability efforts include initiatives such as addressing climate change through our goal to reach carbon neutrality in our operations by 2030, mitigating environmental impacts from operations, promoting diversity equity and inclusion (DE&I) and ensuring we conduct our business with strong ethical practices.

Our Supplier Sustainability program aims to draw out and capitalize on opportunities, as well as identify risks that will strengthen sustainability practices across the supply chain. We see this as a benefit not only to Eversource but also to our vendors.

The sustainability practices outlined below allow us to assign scores to suppliers so that we can track progress, monitor trends, and create sustainable supply chain goals.

Our Approach

Eversource's Supplier Sustainability program strategy is comprised of four areas allowing us to engage with our suppliers for responsible sourcing by using the data in bid evaluations, supplier relationship meetings, and annual goals. 

  1. Supplier Data Inputs - As the relationship between Eversource and our suppliers progresses, our expectations for suppliers' practices do as well.
    Final Supplier Sourcing pyramid graphic
  2. Review - Using the data from supplier inputs, we can identify opportunities.
  3. Plan - We have numerous reports that we use to monitor supplier sustainability and plan for improvements.
  4. Improve - Focusing on areas identified for improvement, we will work with specific suppliers to develop improvement plans and track performance.

Partnering With Utility Peers 

Eversource is an active member of the Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance (EUISSCA), a group of 26 leading electric utilities and suppliers working together to advance sustainability best practices in utility supply chain activities and supplier networks. EUISSCA allows us to benchmark our performance and share best practices amongst utility peers.