The Sustainability Consortium Set to Release Impact Report on April 21

Apr 19, 2016 5:00 PM ET

The Sustainability Consortium’s first-ever impact report, Greening Global Supply Chains: From Blind Spots to Hotspots to Action, identifies and quantifies the impact of the consumer goods supply chain and explores TSC tools that identify and reduce these risks around the products we love and the retailers we love to buy them from.

Recent analysis by McKinsey & Company shows that if just 1 trillion of retail trade was on a path to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 2% annually for 10 years, it would remove the equivalent of France’s annual greenhouse gas emissions from our atmosphere. Concentration in the global retail trade makes dramatic gains like this – including improvements in water, forestry, and labor practices – quite feasible.

The price tag for the rapid increase of consumer goods comes at a huge cost. Our impact report demonstrates the environmental and social costs of our large dependency on consumer goods. TSC metrics, research, turnkey toolsets and the engagement of over 100 members uniquely positions us to bring visibility to consumer goods supply chains and to drive real change. Only when we all identify the key priorities and move in the same direction can we create a real impact.

Find out more when The Sustainability Consortium releases Greening Global Supply Chains: From Blind Spots to Hotspots to Action at the ’16 TSC Summit in Washington, D.C. on April 21, 2016.  

Location details are below:
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, DC 20008

TSC Summit
April 21, 2016
5pm-6pm (only this hour open to press)

Keynote: Laura Phillips, SVP Global Sustainability, Walmart

Panel discussion moderated by Andrew Winston, Winston Eco-Strategies