Sustainability is all around us. Media like web channels, news shows, documentaries and advertisements pay attention to the plastic soup, palm oil in our products, climate change, healthy food and so on and new policies and agreements, like the Climate Agreement, are changing the playing field. So, how do we handle these topics as a firm? How do we use sustainability as a competitive advantage? With our knowledge of sustainability measurement and improvement in Agri & Food, we support businesses in their sustainability challenges.
Insights in sustainability needed
Increasing population and per capita consumption put the planet’s resources under threat and contribute to climate change. Also, our unhealthy diets drive the increasing rates of Western diseases like obesity. Throughout the food system, which has become global and complex, many stakeholders demand transparency from international Agri & Food firms and actual improvements on sustainability. How is our food produced? What environmental burden does it create? How nutritious is our meal?
Stay ahead of the game
We believe that firms will be pushed and pulled into a new way of doing business. Integrating and managing sustainability in your company and supply chain will be the new normal and will help you gain a competitive advantage. If you are looking for opportunities to integrate sustainability in your strategy and business operations to stay or be ahead of the game, Wageningen Economic Research can challenge your status quo and support your improvement in five steps.
Integrated sustainability in five steps
We deliver fact-based and refreshing insights that enable you to reach your sustainability goals. Based on our sector knowledge, research capabilities and data infrastructure, we build a customised and sound plan, map the relevant impacts and set up an effective, integrated monitoring system to improve sustainability. Regardless of the scale of your challenge, we can provide you with applied answers and evaluate if you deliver on your impact strategy.
These steps altogether form the cycle that allows you to measure and improve your business strategy in order to reach your goals. It is a cycle, as the context and business operations change continuously, while we also learn more every day on sustainable business cases, effective interventions, environmental burdens and methodological developments.