World’s largest product sustainability initiatives join forces in Berlin

summits 2014Product sustainability is a complex issue with wide-reaching implications for businesses, consumers, society and the planet. Both The Sustainability Consortium® (TSC®) and the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) World Forum have been working within their spheres of influence to assess, improve and communicate the sustainability of products. Now, the two organizations are joining forces at a combined summit meeting to address supply chain hotspots. The meeting - taking place in the heart of Berlin later this month - will attract attendees from corporations, NGOs, governments and civil society organizations. Representatives from companies like Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble and Walmart will collaborate on shared solutions to the issues of product sustainability. They will explore topics such as the identification and management of environmental and social hotspots in supply chains, making biodiversity relevant to business, and the trade implications of environmental footprinting.