21st century supply chains in 3 charts

It can be challenging for companies to measure corporate social and environmental impacts, they have impact in many areas, from worker and supply chain welfare, to direct and indirect environmental impact. But what does “positive impact” really mean? And what is the business value of measuring it?

Consumer goods account for more than 60% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 80% of water withdrawals, and it is expected that more than 2.5 billion more people will join the consuming class in the next few decades[1]. This increasingly sizable sustainability price tag can only be addressed through the sustainable production, use, and disposal of consumer goods throughout the whole supply chain.

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