The Sustainability Consortium gives retailers tools for responsible products

Consumer goods contribute to 60 percent of greenhouse emissions, 75 percent of forced and child labor, 80 percent of water withdrawal, and 60 percent of tropical deforestation on the planet. That's why nearly a decade ago, Arizona State University and the University of Arkansas recognized an opportunity for an organization to come along with a mission to make all consumer products more sustainable.

In this article on ASU Now Feb. 22, 2018:

By sharing sustainability measurement tools with large, well-known brands at the hub of the $14 trillion global economy, we’re on an exciting track to influence social and environmental stewardship involving $1 trillion of consumer sales.

— Chief Scientist Kevin Dooley, ASU Distinguished Professor Dooley is a senior sustainability scientist in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability at ASU. of Supply Chain Management.