Vodafone Case Study

To decarbonise its supply chain, Vodafone has tailored TCLP’s climate clauses and blended them with its existing environmental compliance provisions in its supplier agreements.

They have used TCLP’s supply chain climate clauses and others (such as Frank’sDottie’s and Mary’s clauses).

Vodafone ran a robust consultation process with internal specialists and external legal stakeholders. It created two clause templates for suppliers, depending on the environmental risk of their business operations. The low risk supplier template includes lighter touch obligations to accommodate SMEs and lower emitting suppliers. The high risk supplier template includes more onerous obligations for suppliers with larger carbon footprints. The obligations include reporting and termination provisions and options for alternative drafting.

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