July 18, 2016
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) CEO Sheila Bonini joined key faculty and administrators at NC State including Poole College Dean, Annette Ranft and College of Textiles Dean, David Hinks to present the first-ever TSC impact report. Faculty from across NC State were joined by representatives from TSC member companies VF Corporation, Cotton Incorporated and Syngenta. NC State has been a Tier 1 member of TSC since 2014. Faculty from Poole College, College of Textiles, College of Natural Resources and College of Agriculature and Life Sciences have contributed to the developmen to the TSC metrics and tools.
The report – “Greening Global Supply Chains: From Blind Spots To Hotspots To Action” – showcases a consistent, science-based measurement and reporting system that can serve as an important barometer for the entire consumer goods industry globally. It was vetted by more than 100 diverse stakeholders to assist both manufacturers and retailers in improving transparency and making progress towards their goals for addressing key environmental and social impacts within their product supply chains. Additionally, TSC sets a goal to create a consumer goods eco-system using a common approach to measuring and tracking the product sustainability of $1 trillion of retailer sales over the next five years.
The report celebrates the work of TSC in creating a system that will serve as an important barometer and a call to action for key players along consumer goods supply chains to move forward. The report marks a significant collaboration between leading multi-national corporations, civil society, and academia, combining science and metrics with practical guidance on implementation to accelerate the rise of more sustainable supply chains, and more sustainable consumer products.
TSC is a global organization dedicated to improving the sustainability of consumer products. TSC members and partners include manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, service providers, NGOs, civil society organizations, governmental agencies and academics, each bringing valuable perspectives and expertise. TSC convenes these diverse stakeholders to work collaboratively to build science-based decision tools that address sustainability issues that are materially important throughout a product’s supply chain and lifecycle. TSC also offers a portfolio of services to help drive effective implementation.
Read the full 2016 TSC Impact Report.