Presentation made by Koen Boone

Report
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC)
Koen Boone - Director Europe TSC
LEI - Wageningen UR
Food SCP roundtable, Brussels 20-11-2013
Content
• Introduction TSC
• Sustainable Measurement and Reporting System
• Use of TSC products
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How our Work Fits In
How TSC’s SMRS Fits In
Breadth
Corporate
Reporting
TSC Product
Category
“Traditional”
LCA
Detail/Specificity
• Covering social &
environmental
• Covering 80% of
consumer goods
impacts in 2 years
(already > ~40% of the
way)
• Full lifecycle approach
• Member-based funding
model (today)
2
The Consortium is coordinated by universities in the
United States, Europe and China
We are a Global Membership Organization
We have members from business, academia, government and the NGO sectors. Corporate
annual turnover exceeds 2 Trillion Euro
4
TSC product category output has 3 major components…
Category Dossier
Collection of evidence on
product category
environmental and social
hotspots, and
improvement opportunities
Category Sustainability
Profile (CSP)
Synthesis of product
sustainability knowledge
and improvement
opportunities
Key Performance
Indicators (KPIs)
Questions to
measure and track product
category sustainability
Source: TSC
5
Product categories
Batch 1
• Computers, Monitors, Televisions, Mobile
Devices, Printers
• Beef, Milk
• Laundry Detergent, Surface Cleaners,
Showering Products
• Toilet Tissue, Copy Paper
• Plastic Toys
• Grains, Packaged Cereals, Bread, Beer
• Cotton
• Farmed Salmon
• Wine
Batch 3
• Aerosol air fresheners
• Hand & body lotion
• Lumber
• Bananas
• Chocolate
• Farmed shellfish
• Wild caught fish
• Eggs
• Chicken
Batch 2
• Beans, Nuts, & Oils
• CDs and DVDs, Printer Ink
• Dairy
• Paper- Facial tissue, greeting cards, paper
towels
• Personal Care - Baby diapers, baby wipes,
feminine/nursing hygiene
• Produce
• Small appliances
• Sugars & Syrups
• Tea & Coffee
• Plush toys
Batch 4
• Berries/Small Fruit
• Pome fruits (Apples)
• Citrus
• Pork
• Small Batteries
• Bicycle
• Hand Tools (unpowered)
• Flatware
• Aerosol air freshener
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Example for pork
Category Sustainability
Profile (CSP)
Category Dossier
Literature cited and levels of
evidence evaluated.
Feed:
• Energy LCA > 50%
(Cederberg et al. 2009)
Hotspots and improvement
opportunities summarized.
•
•
GHG LCA >50%
(Dalaard, 2007)
•
Nutrients (de Vries en de
Boer, 2010)
•
Land use (Dolman,
2012)
•
Worker health (Smith et
al., 2013)
Improvement opportunities:
• Feed conversion
• Feed additives
• Feed formulation
• Benchmarking
• Precision agriculture
Key Performance
Indicators (KPIs)
On average what is the feed
conversion ratio for delivered
pigs?
A. Unable to determine at
this time
B. Participate in external
initiative
C. Have determined average
feed conversion rate only for
finishing phase
D. Overall feed conversion
rate is greater than or equal
to 3.1:1
E. Overall feed conversion
rate is between 2.8:1 3.1:1
F. Overall feed conversion
rate is less than or equal to
2.8:1
Source: TSC
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How are TSC Knowledge Products being implemented
throughout supply chains?
Policy/strategy
setting
- Supply chain
Risk/impact
management
Improvement
plans
Innovation
Education/Training
Sustainability
Measurement and
Reporting System
Transparency
Procurement
Communication
to consumers
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Reporting Platform
A simple software tool can cut significant time and effort for everyone involved
“Manual” Process
Step 1. Each retailer gets
completed KPIs & Questions
from TSC
TSC
Step 2. Each retailer emails
questions to each manufacturer
Retailers
Manufacturers
Retailers
Manufacturers
Retailers
Manufacturers
Step 4. Each retailer
completes manual
collation of results
Step 3. Each manufacturer emails
question response back to each
retailer
Process with Reporting Platform
Retailers
Single Request
TSC
Single Upload
IT
Platform
Single Response
Manufacturers
9
Use of results – Exchange of KPI scores
USA:
• Wal-Mart
• Fall 2012: 5000 suppliers responsible for billions of
sales
• January 2014: Thousands of suppliers
• Toy wires: Save wires good for 8 times around the world
Europe:
• Delhaize and M&S: Small scale pilots
• Ahold
• Start 1st of January 2013
• All own branded products by 2015
• Co-operation with farmers organization (ZLTO) and
Rabobank
Winter 2014: Implementation of SAP tool by large number of
American and European retailers?
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TSC® working group structure focuses on
major consumer goods sectors. Together they have identified
over 500 unique improvement opportunities and 400 hotspots
ELECTRONICS
GENERAL
MERCHANDISE
FOOD BEVERAGE &
AGRICULTURE
CLOTHING, FOOTWEAR
& TEXTILES
HOME &
PERSONAL CARE
RETAI
L
PAPER,
PULP,
& FORESTRY
MEASUREMENT
SCIENCE
PACKAGING
TOYS
The Retail and Measurement Science
Consortium Working Groups consists of
Tier I retailer members.
Four years ago, when I received an email from the wine team asking for an attribute in bulk
shipping, I would have spent two weeks on Google, and talking to people about wine, trying
to understand if bulk shipping counted. I probably would have told them no. My buyer would
have sulked, given up on sustainability and we would have not made progress in the wine category.
This year, I looked up the information in The Consortium’s CSP’s and KPI’s. I then checked
this information against the supplier and wrote an email back that day approving the category.
Carmel McQuaid, Marks & Spencer
Co-Operating With Other Initiatives
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v
• EU Environmental Footprint
• Participating in piloting (Detergents, shoes, retail and
food)
• Consumer Goods Forum
• Endorsed TSC
• WBCSD
• Working on structural co-operation
• Global Reporting Initiative
• MoU?
• Green Public Procurement
• Dutch and American government
• SAI
• Beef/Dairy
• CDP: TSC member
• Sector, Product or sustainability theme specific initiatives
The Sustainability Consortium® has been recognized as a
World Changing Idea by Scientific American Magazine
The Sustainability Consortium was ranked
as a top ten world changing ideas for 2012
by Scientific American Magazine. TSC
measurement and reporting system has been
recognized as superior due to its comprehensive
nature and cross-sector approach.
“The Consortium’s ratings will factor in closely
held data on emissions, waste, labor practices, water
usage and other sensitive factors…”
–Adam Piore, Scientific American

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