VISION
We’re on a mission to help humanity and the planet
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Our planet is at risk
Global warming is on the rise, wildlife and habitat loss are accelerating and the natural resources which feed and clothe our families and put roofs over our heads are under pressure.

But change is in our hands

The vast majority of this impact is driven by the production of a small number of commodities that we consume every day such as seafood, beef, sugar, paper and cotton. These commodities’ supply chains are controlled by less than 500 companies.

70%

of biodiversity loss is
driven by food production

70%

of these key commodities are controlled by less than 500 companies

timber & PAPER
DAIRY
sugar
SEAFOOD
beef
cotton
soy
PALM OIL
Our purchasing decisions impact human lives
Many of the products we buy also have supply chains involving slavery and human rights abuses. The International Labor Organisation estimates that there are 40 million people trapped in modern slavery today generating over $150 billion of illegal profits, more than at any other point in human history. The majority of these high impact commodities are also produced in developing markets by the world’s poorest people.

Our co-founders have been leading the way

OpenSC was co-founded by WWF (the World Wide Fund for Nature) and BCG Digital Ventures aimed at addressing these challenges.


WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE

WWF is the world’s largest conservation organisation with a presence in over 100 countries. For over 30 years it has lead sustainable supply chain transformation by partnering with large producers and retailers to establish and adopt certification standards for responsible production and consumption.

BOSTON CONSULTING GROUP
BCG DIGITAL VENTURES

BCG is a global management consulting firm which advises the world's largest companies. BCG Digital Ventures partners with these organisation to launch new ventures. DV is at the forefront of blockchain enabled supply chain traceability having built world-leading platforms with De Beers, Cisco & others.

WORKING CAPITAL, A FUND CREATED BY HUMANITY UNITED

Working Capital is an early stage venture fund that invests in scalable innovations to meet the growing corporate demand for more transparent and ethical supply chains, addressing the urgent need to protect vulnerable workers and source responsibly. It was created by Humanity United, a foundation dedicated to changing the systems that contribute to problems like human trafficking, mass atrocities, and violent conflict.

But we’re not moving fast enough

While enormous progress has been made, certified responsible production is yet to scale beyond 20% of the global market in any key commodity group, too slow to avoid the worst environmental and social impacts.

Emerging technologies can accelerate change

Nevertheless, new technologies such as IoT, blockchain, data science and digital communication platforms are creating exciting opportunities to accelerate the scale and impact of conservation and human rights work in new ways

Our transparency solution drives responsible consumption

Businesses and consumers can use the OpenSC platform to do three things...

VERIFY

Verify claims about sustainable and ethical production using data science and machine learning

TRACE

Trace products throughout supply chains using IoT and blockchain

SHARE

Share information with consumers to promote purchasing of more responsible products

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