THESIS: TSC’s Newest Way to Track Retail Suppliers’ Sustainability Performance

Written by The Sustainability Consortium

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Heads up to retailers and suppliers: The Sustainability Consortium has moved its measurement and reporting system over to a new platform. What does this mean for retailers, and their suppliers? And will it offer more assurance to consumers?

Known to many as the Walmart Sustainability Index, this is the system used by Walmart and a number of other retailers to measure the sustainability progress of all their suppliers. Target, Amazon, Sam’s Club, Walgreens and Kroger are just a few of the other retailers using the system, which tracks the sustainability performance of products across over 100 consumer goods categories.

The system has

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By The Sustainability Consortium

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is a global organization transforming the consumer goods industry to deliver more sustainable consumer products. We are dedicated to improving the sustainability of consumer products. Our Members and partners include manufacturers, retailers, suppliers, service providers, NGOs, civil society organizations, governmental agencies and academics. Each member brings valuable perspectives and expertise. TSC convenes our diverse stakeholders to work collaboratively to build science-based decision tools and solutions 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.

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