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Digital Platform Sparks Supply Chain Learning

2degrees creates online networks for companies to share sustainable value chain management expertise and best practices with others in their supply chain. Working with global corporations such as ASDA, GlaxoSmithKline, and Unilever, 2degrees facilitates knowledge sharing, through ‘fully-linked collaboration’, bringing all of a company’s suppliers and partners together on a secure digital platform to help companies reduce risks, costs, and environmental impacts.

A {fully linked} approach to collaboration is the next evolutionary step needed to help realize a more profitable and sustainable way of doing business.

Martin ChilcottFounder and CEO, 2degrees

For instance, if a supplier in a corporation’s 2degrees platform wants to know  more about the benefits of switching to LED lighting in its facilities, the 2degrees network can connect them directly with another supplier in their supply chain that has already undertaken this project to get unbiased feedback. So far, more than 50,000 people and organizations have become part of 2degrees’ online communities and achieved big savings. The Royal Bank of Scotland, for example, has found that solutions developed through its network have the potential to save 40,000 metric tons of CO2  annually, according to 2degrees.  

Why you should care

According to 2degrees, many companies find that 80% of their risks, costs, and impacts are found within their supply chains, where communication and coordination is difficult. 2degrees minimizes these risks by providing all members of a company’s supply chain a digital meeting place to communicate and share knowledge in an effort to find, share, and implement sustainable business solutions.

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