Asda and the Co-op are establishing a new method of supply chain collaboration, by enabling mutual suppliers to submit aggregated data on waste, water and energy to both retailers at the same time. The retailers are working with 2degrees to collect the sustainability data.

Suppliers who serve both retailers can submit the data once, indicating their combined data should be shared with both customers. It is hoped that by eliminating the need for duplicated information, suppliers will be able to spend more time focusing on the delivery of quality products whilst saving on time, money and resources.

Martin Chilcott, CEO 2degrees commented: “Both retailers have heard extensive feedback from suppliers that differing requests burn resource – which could be better used making great products as efficiently as possible. Simplifying life for suppliers, while getting important data is essential – and we invite other retailers to join this revolution to help their supply chain save time, money and resource.”