Environmental Impacts

Environmental Impacts of Production and the Supply Chain

This topic of sustainability highlights the impacts on local environments and ecosystems as a result of materials extraction, processing, product manufacture and logistics. It covers a number of topics including:

  • Impact on climate, water and biodiversity
  • Material sourcing, resource efficient supply chains, design and manufacture
  • Deforestation and land management
  • Air quality and pollution

Material Sourcing


Resource Efficiency

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Green Chemistry


Measurement of Improvement, Evaluating and Reporting


This impact goal aligns with the internationally recognised Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  • 2 - End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture;
  • 6 - Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all;
  • 9 - Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation;
  • 10 - Reduce inequality within and among countries;
  • 12 - Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns;
  • 14 - Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development;
  • 15 - Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.