OUR IMPACT AND THEORY OF CHANGE

OVERVIEW

TSC drives positive environmental and social change within the consumer goods industry. We were created in 2009 as a response to companies and organizations all over the world feeling pressure to reduce their environmental and social impacts associated with global consumption.

TSC’s impact follows our mission to create more sustainable products for a sustainable planet. This is our long term goal – to create a planet where the resources we use to create the products we consume have a neutral effect on our world.

WHAT DRIVES US

Desire for product transparency and increasing demand for responsible products

Confusion on what constitutes a sustainable product

Proliferation of eco-labels and increase in green washing

No set standard for suppliers to measure the sustainability of products throughout the life cycle

No set standard for suppliers to report measurements to their customers

Lack of data and traceability of system inputs and outputs and their implications

Shifts in resource pools and resource usability

Unrealized potential in efficiency and economic value

Existing and developing regulations for communication and labeling

Lack of a harmonized approach in a world of multi-national companies

Need to evaluate the benefits and unintended consequences of new regulations

Incentives and policies that promote safe and responsible innovations and strategies

Need to better understand resource availability and social and environmental impacts over time

Evaluating the benefits to environmental, economic and social imperatives resulting from measuring and reporting product sustainability

Understanding how professional buyers and consumers evaluate and respond to products and communication efforts

Need for scientifically grounded and transparent data and methodologies

IMMEDIATE IMPACT

The challenges of creating more sustainable consumer goods are unprecedented, but so are the opportunities. At the core of TSC and our members’ interests is to accurately quantify, communicate and innovate the sustainability of products. Our immediate impact is simple: We work collaboratively together, developing an approach that drives better understanding, standardization and informed decision-making.

Along with aligning stakeholders, TSC metrics and tools are used to create better communication between buyers and suppliers.

BUYERS...

… can communicate efficiently and effectively with suppliers using THESIS tools. By asking category-specific questions and tracking supplier performance using our THESIS key performance indicator, they can assess and communicate over time between suppliers.

SUPPLIERS...

… can address product sustainability more effectively and efficiently by understanding what issues are key to their downstream retailers by measuring and tracking the performance of their own suppliers, and by assessing reporting capability by using THESIS on the SupplyShift platform.

As a result of our collective efforts...

…more companies are building visibility into their supply chains, they are training their suppliers, they are redesigning their products, they are partnering with NGOs, and they are demanding better practices on the ground to protect the natural and social capital on which we all rely. This is how change happens, this is how sustainability happens – together.

EXPLORE TSC IMPACTS

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CASE STUDIES

Case studies show how collaboration with TSC and our members can create transformative projects that change how we think about consuming.

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IMPACT REPORT

Our impact report is the results of our consistent, science-based measurement and reporting system that serves as an important barometer for the entire consumer goods industry.

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GRANTS

Grants help us drive action through strategic initiatives and help grow adoption for standardized and harmonized use of our metrics.