The environmental and social impacts within global commodity production pose some of the most significant threats to a company’s future supply, brand reputation and bottom line—not to mention wildlife and communities.

Sustainable Sourcing

WWF helps organizations establish socially and environmentally compatible sustainable sourcing processes by:

  • Identifying key sourcing commodities
  • Analyzing risks and opportunities associated with commodity production and procurement
  • Highlighting environmental and social threats
  • Advising companies on action plans that reduce potential negative impacts

Our Process

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WWF leverages geographical data, secondary research, and our global network and experience to identify priority commodities and analyze supply risks as part of a sustainable sourcing framework. Our unique Supply Risk Analysis combines science with cutting-edge insights to calculate the type, probability and severity of risks associated with over 50 commodities produced in almost 100 countries. Based on this information, WWF maps out practical steps to mitigate the identified social and environmental risks, and serves as an advisor throughout implementation.

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How it Works

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    Examines commodities and geographies of production

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    Evaluates predicted, potential and probable impacts of commodity supply

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    Prioritizes risks and lays foundation for mitigation activities

Our Expertise

For more than 50 years, WWF has been protecting the future of nature. The world's leading conservation organization, WWF works in 100 countries and is supported by more than 5 million members globally. The brain trust behind the Supply Risk Analysis and sustainable sourcing team brings to bear years of extensive research and a track record of cross-continental collaboration to help companies focus their efforts on areas where they can have the greatest impact.

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