Published on February 5, 2014
Making it Better – how we can make positive change happen - and what is stopping it currently. Julian Kirby, Friends of the Earth
Consumption is increasing... Global resource use is decoupled from GDP growth – but is still going up 
But don’t feel guilty, … get active! • Are you a product designer? • Are you a supply chain manager? – NO! • Companies must take responsibility for their impacts … – You can’t manage what you don’t measure.
Main global fluxes of carbon in goods Largest interregional fluxes of emissions embodied in trade (Mt CO2 y−1) from dominant net exporting countries (blue) to the dominant net importing countries (red). (Davis and Caldera, 2010 )
Europe’s land trade
Friends of the Earth Trucost modeling: Boots and handbags - land and water footprints without pollution treatment plants
Friends of the Earth Trucost modeling: Smartphone land and water footprint per device
Friends of the Earth Trucost modeling: Smartphone water footprint per company
Friends of the Earth Trucost modeling: Smartphone land footprint per company
How do we make it better? Company reporting legislation – “you can’t manage what you don’t measure” Large companies should be identifying: • Risks associated with their operations, • To communities and environment, not just bottom line • Throughout the supply chain, not just immediate operations • Resource use • Land, water, materials and greenhouse gas footprints • Throughout supply chain too.
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