Shift the paradigm
Companies and financial institutions can contribute to a healthy and resilient planet for future generations. One Planet Thinking enables them to align long-term business strategies in such a way that companies’ sustainability performance is truly measured against our planet’s limits.
One Planet Thinking:
Improves risk management
Smart companies understand exposure to long-term systematic risk factors. For instance, rising prices of raw materials due to resource depletion can mean the difference between profit and loss. Companies taking leadership bolster their credibility and reputation. More and more institutional investors are integrating environmental factors into their investment processes.
Stimulates a new perspective on long-term business strategies
According to One Planet Thinking, sustainability performance should be measured against the relevant planetary boundary in which they operate, rather than ranking them against past performance and industry peers. One Planet Thinking turns sustainability into a scientifically-determined endpoint.
Offers a broad alliance
One Planet Thinking is a program of WWF and partners, including the IUCN National Committee of The Netherlands (IUCN NL). WWF organizes One Planet Thinking events, which facilitate connections between companies and to connect with like-minded global industry leaders.
‘The One Planet Thinking program aims to contribute to Alpro’s sustainability program by identifying and quantifying it impacts on land use, freshwater use, carbon emissions, and nutrient emissions, defining sustainability targets and a roadmap to meet them. Knowledge transfer and capacity building is continuously stimulated so we can use the findings to develop a scalable approach for businesses who aim to operate within the ecological boundaries of our planet.
Within this project we test and apply two core methodologies: the Biodiversity Footprint and the Context-Based Water Targets. The biodiversity footprint is based on the internationally implemented GLOBIO database which uses so-called 'dose-response' relationships (i.e. the effect of a pressure factor on biodiversity). The local impact of pressure factors is determined in terms of the presence of species and the number of individuals per species. The Context-Based Water Targets methodology aims to enable companies to measure their water performance against sustainable levels for water resources within a context-specific basin.’
Greet Vanderheyden, Senior Sustainable Development Manager, Alpro / Danone Group