Manufacture means that inputs from people, energy, water and chemicals are added to raw materials to make products through many different steps and in many different places globally.
The scope for environmental and social impacts is therefore very wide. Greater sustainability can be integrated into all phases of manufacture from the inputs to the processing itself.
Newleaf works with supply chains to develop robust quantitative and qualitative data sets on a wide range of environmental and ethical parameters relevant to manufacture including ethical issues, working conditions, resource consumption, material efficiency, pollution of water, soil and air and ecosystem damage. The output is a greater understanding of sustainability hotspots throughout manufacture to inform the design of more sustainable manufacturing processes.
Newleaf also segregates and tracks materials through the supply chain and, where needed, can establish a bespoke chain of custody for your supply chain.