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Our Mission and History

Sustainability is most often defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet theirs. Since 2008, our team has pioneered new ways to spread sustainable practices across
global supply chains to support our clients’ sustainability ambitions and to cut carbon to prevent climate change.

What drives us?

The name Manufacture 2030 was specifically chosen in line with the Sustainable Development Goals intended to be achieved by 2030 - defined as ‘the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all’.

Climate change is the greatest threat of our time. Our collective and collaborative actions now will define which path we take.

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Our Timeline

2008

2degrees launches the world's first collaborative sustainable business community online.

2010

Tesco approach 2degrees to help them engage their top 1,000 suppliers to meet help them meet their carbon reduction commitment in the products they sell by 2020. The Tesco Knowledge Hub is launched.

2011

Asda-Walmart food and drink suppliers join the 2degrees platform as part of the retailer's drive to reduce upstream carbon, water and waste.

2012

GSK, the Co-op and Unilever join the 2degrees platform to engage their suppliers on sustainability. The 2degrees team starts to consolidate the lessons learnt from these programmes to develop its core approach.

2016

2degrees named in Sustainia's Top 100 Sustainable Solutions 2016, an annual guide to 100 innovative solutions from around the world at the forefront of sustainability.

2017

2degrees joins UN Global Opportunity Explorer, a platform showcasing the most innovative solutions addressing the UN's Sustainable Development Goals, fostering a greener and fairer world by 2030.

2018

Manufacture 2030 software as a service is launched with a mission to bring major corporations and their supply chain partners together to turn bold carbon commitments into reality, creating a more sustainable future by 2030.

2019

Interface launch pilot schemes with Manufacture 2030 as part of their Suppliers to Zero programme, aimed at simplifying the implementation of sustainability initiatives.

2020

Asda-Walmart and Co-op and 800 suppliers move on to the Manufacture 2030 platform.

Toyota North America and Reckitt launch programs with their suppliers; Bayer brings 140+ of its manufacturing plants on to the platform.

2021

Manufacture 2030 becomes ISO27001 certified.

Roche launches its global supplier program; the number of supplier sites using the Manufacture 2030 platform accelerates past 2,000.

GSK Consumer Health and GSK Pharma partner with Manufacture 2030 to progress towards the bold climate and nature commitments they have made.

Morrisons joins Manufacture 2030 with a view to achieving a 30 per cent reduction in supply chain Scope 3 carbon emissions by 2030.

Manufacture 2030 named in ProcureTech100.

Discover how we can help your business become carbon confident.

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