Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), first major sponsor.
As part of supply chain excellence, PG&E sought to accelerate suppliers’ ability to adopt high value sustainability practices. Read more...
PG&E also sought a way to obtain meaningful measures of benchmarked supplier maturity against best practices to use in supplier scorecards and RFPs, and identify areas to target for programmatic improvement.
Open source, a founding principle.
A key objective of the initiative was to create a public good; a resource for anyone to access and benefit from. Read more...
DjaoDjin, Inc. was therefore an ideal development partner and host platform for TSP, because of its policy of creating all its code under an "open source" or General Public License (GPL). This means that the source code is freely available to anyone to duplicate, run, study, share and modify with the provision that any resulting modifications or additions are also made freely available under the original GPL license to benefit the greater good, rather being exploited for private benefit or profit. Similarly, content on the website is made freely available for anyone to access under a Creative Commons license.
Collaboration, core to development.
From the start of project, collaboration has been fundamental to ensuring that TSP is optimized to meet end-user objectives and needs. Read more...
Multiple subject matter experts from multiple organizations volunteered their time and expertise to help test and fine-tune the initial version of the platform (see initial list of collaborating organizations).
Adopted by EUISSCA, an alliance of energy utilities.
In 2018, TSP was adopted by the Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance (EUISSCA), an alliance of utilities in North America and their suppliers, to support their mission of helping to advance sustainability in their organizations. EUISSCA members use the platform to assess and benchmark top suppliers relative to industry segment-specific best practices and to help them advance in sustainability using the improvement planning tools. The organization also uses TSP as a knowledge management and benchmarking tool to help utilities advance sustainable best practices in the procurement of services, products and equipment they purchase.