Companies’ actions and disclosure on sustainability issues all along their value chain is increasing, though insufficiently and unequally.
Insufficiently because climate appears to be the leading reporting issue, but not enough on the upstream supply chain (scope 3), where most of the impacts truly happen.
And unequally because “climate is just one part of the bigger picture”. Impact measurement on water, forest and biodiversity fall far behind climate whereas all are intimately correlated, as it is largely observable when it comes to raw material sourcing for example.
So why is that? The report mentions a lack of incentivisation within companies top management and operational team and a low adoption (yet) of the methodologies to measure these other issues.
Mapping your supply chains, identifying your impacts and connecting with suppliers is a first and key start. Let’s talk about it!