TSC Scientific American

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ARIZONA, USA, – November 21st, 2012 – The Sustainability Consortium, a global multi-stakeholder organization developing science-based tools that advance the measurement and reporting of consumer product sustainability, has been ranked in the top ten World Changing Ideas for 2012 by Scientific American.

The Scientific American issue, set to release in December, outlines the ten “innovations that are radical enough to change our lives.” The Sustainability Consortium has been recognized as a superior sustainability measurement and reporting system due to its comprehensive nature and cross-sector approach. “The Consortium’s ratings will factor in closely held data on emissions, waste, labor practices, water usage and other sensitive factors…” said Adam Piore, author of the Scientific American article. “The data should make the index more comprehensive than others.”

“We are extremely honored to have our work recognized as innovative and world- changing by Scientific American,” said Kara Hurst, CEO at The Consortium. “We are very proud of our accomplishments in 2012 and look forward to delivering more science-based tools for our members in 2013.”

The Sustainability Consortium will publish information for over 100 product categories in 2012. TSC has seven sectors and areas of focus including; Food, Beverage, and Agriculture, Electronics, Toys, Home and Personal Care, Paper, Pulp, and Forestry and Packaging. An additional group focused on Clothing, Footwear, and Textiles will launch in February 2013.

Read the full article by Scientific American Magazine here.


About The Sustainability Consortium

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is an independent organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. TSC develops transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a credible, scalable, and transparent process and system. The organization boasts over 90 members from all corners of business employing over 57 million people and whose combined revenues total over $1.5 Trillion. Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas jointly administer The Sustainability Consortium, with additional operations at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Learn more at www.sustainabilityconsortium.org.

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Kessler, Marketing Coordinator
The Sustainability Consortium
Arizona State University
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