Sustainable Production


The Sustainable Production issue frames a situation where products and services are created with attention to potential environmental, social and economic costs and benefits. Produced goods and delivered services are safe for workers and healthful for consumers and communities. Economic players are sound, solid and responsible. Waste and ecologically incompatible by-products that present hazards to human health or environment are avoided across the entire supply chain. The Sustainable Production issue is strongly aligned with the Sustainable Development Goal 12.

The GAPFRAME uses three publicly available indicators that best serve as currently available proxies for the sustainable production issue: irrigated agricultural land (World Bank, 2010-2015) that refers to impactful need of agricultural areas purposely provided with water; companies with a sustainability report (KPMG, 2015) that represents number of companies that complete a GRLI report as a percentage of all stock-quoted companies; and the assessment of soundness of banks (WEF GCI, 2005-2014). There are currently missing proxies that would allow measuring fossil fuel subsidies and true cost considerations, which will be included in the GAPFRAME as soon as such global indicators become available.

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