The Chilean Hub of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), launched on the 24th of April, is the first of its kind, embodies the official representation of this global initiative in Latin America. This hub is the result of a joint strategic effort between TSC and long-time international members Walmart Chile and Fundación Chile in partnership with Edge Environment.
TSC is an independent organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. TSC develops transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a credible, scalable, and transparent process and system. The organization boasts over 75 members from all corners of business employing over 57 million people and whose combined revenues total over $1.5 Trillion. Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas jointly administer The Sustainability Consortium, with additional operations at Wageningen University in The Netherlands. Learn more at www.sustainabilityconsortium.org
The demonstrated research capabilities of Fundación Chile and Edge Environment, as well as its continuous collaboration with Walmart Chile and the retailer’s supporting supplier base, have been instrumental in the development of TSC’s Sustainability and Measurement Reporting Systems (SMRS). The Chilean Hub’s objective is to increase research capacity by incorporating local sustainability knowledge and best practices. At the same time, the Hub will advance the alliance with leading universities in the country, in order to provide quality and transparency in the research being conducted.
Along with creating synergy among local stakeholders, the Chilean Hub will provide the framework for supplemental operations in Brazil and Mexico.
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