Ninety percent of business leaders think sustainability is important. And, in 2022 79% of executives say that their companies are very concerned about climate change—up 10% since 2021. In addition, 37% have tied executive compensation to environmental performance. Still, 40% of companies still have no sustainability strategy in place. While solutions are in high demand, many focus strictly on carbon, putting other components of a true environmental, social, and governance strategy to the side. Other solutions neglect to connect brands and suppliers in collaborating on improvements, leaving teams siloed or progress lopsided.
The time to act is upon us, and businesses like yours need better tools that help make holistic improvements. Brands, retailers, and manufacturers need solutions that help them accelerate both environmental and social progress.
That’s why we built Wordly, the planet’s most comprehensive impact intelligence platform. Worldly delivers real data specific to your supply chain, products, and operations — all in one place, so you can know your true impact. We understand the challenges that sustainability practitioners are facing today: that’s why we’ve designed our technology with your limited resources in mind, knowing that every hour should be spent on measurable improvements.
Here are three ways that Worldly is designed differently to meet the needs of your business in this new era.
Aligning Brands, Retailers and Suppliers
Collaboration across the supply chain is critical if we’re to truly embrace sustainable production. Over the past few decades, many brands sought to disaggregate production, outsourcing and offshoring with lower costs as the primary driver. But with responsibility, sustainability, and traceability as priorities today, software platforms offer your business the chance to forge stronger connections across your supply chain.
Benefits flow to all businesses. Brands can choose the right partners for their products, and retailers can start to build a view of their impacts. Manufacturers can reduce audit fatigue, gain clarity on areas of improvement, and get recognition for their impact improvement efforts. For example, Hydro Flask used Worldly track a 94% improvement in their Facility Environmental Module scores. Together, the brand and their suppliers collaborated to craft a shared view of their sustainability goals and reduction targets. Indigo Teiwes, Hydro Flask’s Director of Corporate Sustainability shares, “Wordly helped Hydro Flask better align with our suppliers while also building trust. We gained more visibility into our global supply chain, and identified areas to improve social and environmental performance.”
Comprehensive Data on Product Impacts
Every industry has unique challenges. While manufacturing impacts are essential to understand, we know it’s not everything. That’s why, in addition to factory and supplier solutions, we’ve also built tools for measuring end-to-end product impacts – from materials to packaging. This data can be used to inform product design through full product lines with streamlined life cycle assessment tools and data integrations for your PLM or ERP.
Businesses can then make strategic decisions to evolve their impact. McKenzie Everett, an Apparel Developer at Pearl Izumi shared, “Worldly is at the forefront of measuring textiles and apparel. They helped us measure performance for some of our most complex proprietary fabrics in a way that other LCA tools wouldn’t be able to.”
With the most comprehensive library of materials impacts available for apparel, footwear, and textiles, Worldly is building the future of product intelligence.
Solutions Designed for Today’s Teams
Across all of its solutions, Worldly is designed to reduce friction and improve data management, so that your business can spend less time juggling spreadsheets and more time making measurable improvements. “It was easy to select Worldly. Our customers were asking us to report our data using the platform, so we knew joining would not only help us manage ESG impact, but also streamline communication to clients,” says Furqan Ullah Mir, Sustainability Manager at Al-Karam Textiles.
This depth of data allows your business to make improvements at a new level of granularity. Using Worldly, Prosperity Textiles measured a 6.5% reduction in indigo dye while achieving an 8% increase in color accuracy. The reduction of error also resulted in 17% less water use. Similarly, because of its comprehensive commitment to sustainability measurement, Pratibha Syntex was able to achieve a 8% reduction in energy use per garment produced, 1 year after adopting Worldly. These improvements can take time, but they’re measurable, meaningful, and durable.
The Future of Sustainability Data
We believe a generational shift is underway in the sustainability of consumer goods—and over the next few years, every business will need to develop a real strategy for impact improvement, with data and software at the center of execution.
Worldly is designed to help your business begin meeting these new expectations now. We’re excited to be developing tools that support brands and manufacturers, with solutions for carbon, energy, water, and working conditions.
And we’re just getting started. Worldly will continue to evolve with your needs, and to always incorporate the latest science, research, and methodology. We’d love to hear more about your business’s goals and how we might help.