Asian fast moving consumer goods: a sustainability guide for financiers and companies

The risks of serious environmental and social impact caused by poorly-managed supply chains can be avoided with improved practices that will also benefit business, according to a new guide released by WWF. The guide, “Asian Fast Moving Consumer Goods – A Sustainability Guide for Financiers and Companies”, is the first-ever review of public data on soft commodities, water and packaging from 26 companies in nine Asian countries* and identifies key risks, sets out the business benefits of sustainable practice and provides practical recommendations for improvement. Climate change, water and food crises are already causing increasing problems in the region. Events such as the regular haze in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore are not only unacceptable but also avoidable, and informed consumers are increasingly pointing the finger at companies they see as responsible.