Companies are increasingly looking at the impact their operations and supply chains are having on the environment and the communities in which they operate. Understanding these impacts can drive improvements to corporate strategy, day to day operations and ultimately financial performance.
The shift towards a circular economy is accelerating and businesses need to understand how to deliver their products and services with less waste, safer materials and better outcomes for people and the planet.
The scope of local regulation is also widening with regulated product stewardship requiring companies in a growing number of industries to provide end of life recovery solutions for their products. Many organisations also have targets to ensure all product packaging is recyclable, re-usable or compostable by 2025.