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.
Supply Security & Governance
Economic & Financial
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
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.Learn More
The Supply Risk Inquiry
The Supply Risk Inquiry (SRI) is an innovative resource that evaluates the environmental and social risks of biomass sourcing. By increasing transparency for sourcing decision-making, this tool aims to further WWF's conservation goals and help users understand the risks, impacts and opportunities for improvement in their biomass supply chains.
The Supply Risk Inquiry builds upon two tools which support transformational supply chain efforts: the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance (BFA) Methodology for the Assessment of Bioplastic Feedstocks and World Wildlife Fund's Supply Risk Analysis(SRA).
How it Works
Examines commodities and geographies of production
Evaluates predicted, potential and probable impacts of commodity supply
Prioritizes risks and lays foundation for mitigation activities
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.Learn More