THESISTHE SUSTAINABILITY INSIGHT SYSTEM
THESIS, or The Sustainability Insight System developed by TSC, is a performance assessment system that equips retailers, manufacturers and suppliers to benchmark, quantify, and take action on critical sustainability issues within their consumer product supply chains.
THESIS deploys science-based Key Performance Indicators that identify environmental and social hotspots across the entirety of a global value chain. These KPIs also highlight improvement opportunities to help users achieve maximum sustainability impact. THESIS aligns with widely-used certifications, standards and tools and is designed to support existing reporting efforts while offering deeper insight.
Science-based, Multi-stakeholder Created across both corporations and NGOs
Measures Year-Over-Year Progress
Reduces Survey Fatigue
Uses Industry Benchmarks to Gauge Existing Portfolio Performance
and 72 tools to directly answer KPIs.
Current retailers using or have piloted THESIS:
- Sam’s Club
- Tractor Supply Company
- Ahold Delhaize USA
- Walgreens Boots Alliance
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Large global wholesale retailer (20,000 + suppliers)
THESIS Supporting Documents
With THESIS, users can:
“THESIS is instrumental in helping Georgia-Pacific communicate with our retail customers. Answering several different assessments at a time is a drain on our time and resources. THESIS not only makes it easy for us to answer one assessment for multiple retail customers, but the consistency across the questions asked year-to-year also helps us measure our progress.”
THESIS KPIs and Supply Chain Diagrams
TSC methodology identifies the most significant hotspots within a product category supply chain and designs key performance indicators to measure supply performance on those hotspots. Supply Chain Diagrams are graphic representations of product life cycles.
THESIS Industry Insights Reports
1. Trends across Fortune 100/500 companies as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and privately-held companies
2. Trends on all the sustainability issues and hotspots that cut across whole supply chain stages and consumer goods sectors
3. Trends largely not reported elsewhere in the food and CPG industry where THESIS has unique insights
We have a rigorous methodology to evaluate available scientific knowledge, identify environmental and social impacts, and identify improvement opportunities for many different types of consumer products.