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Material Insights® is a collaborative industry platform that helps actors in material supply chains to strengthen their due diligence and facilitates joint efforts to address sourcing risks.
The platform hosts in-depth profiles of a growing range of raw materials, allowing users to understand the importance of the material in industrial supply chains, explore the ESG issues associated with the material, and assess possible risks to the security of supply.
Material Insights supports companies on their journeys to sustainability and responsible practices, by contextualising supply chain issues across materials, jurisdictions, and industries. The platform is intended to serve as a living resource and that continually expands. Data and analysis will grow over 2022 and beyond to cover a growing range of materials, metals, and components. The platform’s databases of standards and multi-stakeholder initiatives will enable users to collaborate and act together to mitigate risks.
The resources on our platform are presented to be relevant for industry decision-makers, sustainability executives, and all actors with a stake in making supply chains more transparent and accountable.
Explore datasets to identify supply chain issues
Access cutting edge analysis to separate perception from reality
Collaborate to address risks and drive change
Now more than ever, the expectations of business to do more to play a part in addressing complex global environmental and human rights issues are spreading and intensifying. At the same time, in the era of COVID-19, most sectors struggle to cover core costs and advance plans for their long-term growth. To meet this challenge, we need to think and behave differently. The call for collaboration, collective action and pooling of knowledge has never been stronger or more important.
Material Insights provides a lens on responsible sourcing that encourages industry collaboration in addressing ESG challenges, and will facilitate participation in environmental and social development projects.
Understand the characteristics of the material that make it useful in industrial applications. Explore its key uses across a range of industries and sectors.
Assess factors that impact the resilience of the supply chain, including geopolitical trends that affect supply, demand, and prices.
See the countries that dominate production, and those that will serve as future sources of supply.
Explore the process of producing the material, from its extraction through to its conversion to a metal.
Compare the key producers across a range of metrics to identify where weaknesses in governance translate into exposure to ESG risks.
Identify possibly sourcing red flags, and separate perception from reality to understand the most salient issues in material supply chains.
Discover the ESG issues associated with the manufacturing and assembly of key industrial components, and see how raw material inputs compare on a range of metrics.
Delve into data and analysis on the ESG landscape in the jurisdictions that supply the world with raw materials.
Map your due diligence processes to ensure compliance with internationally recognised standards on responsible sourcing.
Find ways to collaborate through participating in joint initiatives to address ESG risks and make a positive impact in communities affected by material supply chains.
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