Usually, the supplier is invited by a TfS member to register online for TfS Assessment.
The supplier completes a secure, online questionnaire. Supporting information, including any third-party certification, must be provided.
The supplied data is analysed by sustainable development experts. At the same time, analysts perform a “360° watch” on all information that is available publicly about the supplier. Relevant public information will also influence the end score.
A scorecard including overall Assessment score, score by category and any strengths or improvement opportunities is created. TfS members have full access to the scorecard through a secure online platform and may request specific actions by selecting improvement areas as a “Corrective Action Plan” (CAP). The supplier may also provide access for their own (non-TfS) customers should they wish.
Corrective Action Plan (CAP)
Any shortcomings are addressed with a CAP: a roadmap for tangible improvements of sustainability performance. The CAP contains agreed corrective actions, deadlines, and responsibilities. TfS supports suppliers in improving their sustainability performance through its training hub, the TfS Academy.