2degrees creates online networks for businesses seeking to improve sustainability throughout their value chains by facilitating communication and sharing best practices.

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.

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 the platform’s 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 the digital platform.

Why you should care

According to the platform, 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.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Quality education
With a network of over 50,000 businesses and people, 2degrees are using a digital tool to educate and promote the sustainability agenda globally.

Partnerships for the goals
2degrees facilitate partnerships between companies around the world trying to become more sustainable.