Manufacturers’ Sustainability Scores Improved 38% Since 2016

TSC found significant improvements in carbon and climate, water use, air quality, worker health and safety and managing biodiversity in sourcing.

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The THESIS assessments of product manufacturers’ sustainability scores improved 38% from 2016-2020, according to the Sustainability Consortium (TSC), indicating that companies pursued sustainability improvements even during the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Creating resilient, net-zero, circular, sustainable products and supply chains has never been more critical. And, in spite of the headwinds of 2020, companies continue to step up. The THESIS data we share in this report shows ongoing improvements in supply chain transparency and sustainability. The results are better than they have ever been,” says TSC chief executive, Euan Murray.

From the Sustainability Consortium:

  • 23% of manufacturers worked with their suppliers on sustainability issues, and almost 9% of those manufacturers included sustainability requirements in their supplier contracts.
  • TSC found significant improvements in carbon and climate, water use, air quality, worker health and safety and managing biodiversity in sourcing.
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