As if a single imprint could encompass the totality of a global supply-chain’s impact on the environment. Consider what actually goes into that measurement: the output of countless partners, of raw-materials producers, factories, transportation providers, warehouses and, yes, the consumer. “Footprint” doesn’t even begin to describe it – unless you’re envisioning something on a larger scale.
Companies have a hard enough time calculating their own emissions, let alone those of multiple suppliers and service providers. How can they possibly get their hands on the necessary data, all the way up and down the chain? How can a self-described “green” business back up its good intentions with hard numbers?
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