The ratio compares sustainable resources to total resources required ('taken in') to operate a supply chain and resources required for related overhead. All processes in a supply chain may require resources. For example: energy resources are required to ship finished goods through the distribution network and to climate control warehouses. Packaging materials are required to ship to end-customers, etcetera.
Intake resources include, but are not limited to:
- Raw materials
- Packaging materials
- Natural Gas/Oil
- 3PM Manufacturing
- 3PL Logistics
- Call Center
The sustainability ratio of services acquired may need to be provided by individual service providers. Consider including this data requirement in (future revisions of) service contracts.
|Intake Sustainability Ratio|
Unit of Measure: %
Any supply chain requires resources to operate. A higher ratio of sustainable resources indicates that a supply chain utilizes a higher portion of renewable resources, thus reducing the risk of resource depletion.
- All supply chains typically have intake of energy, materials, and services, but not always (industrial) water. If no (significant) water intake occurs then use: SWI = 0 and n = 3.
- Intake Sustainability Ratio is calculated by consolidation of direct (supply chain) and indirect (related overhead) processes.
Community Importance Rating
|SD1||Environmental Sustainability Ratio||1||SD1|
|SD11||Intake Sustainability Ratio||2||SD11|
|SD111||Sustainable Water Intake Ratio||3||SD111|
|SD112||Sustainable Energy Intake Ratio||3||SD112|
|SD113||Sustainable Material Intake Ratio||3||SD113|
|SD114||Services Environmental Sustainability Ratio||3||SD114|
|G406||Report and Communicate||3||G406|
|S004||Identify Supply Sources||3||S004|