The future is
sustainable.

In energy-intensive commodity markets, the future bends toward sustainability.

Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) initiatives are increasingly shaping corporate and consumer decision-making processes. An independent assessment of environmental and social responsibility (as determined by third-party, independent review) provides investors and stakeholders with a more holistic view of a company’s performance, which helps to mitigate risk and identify strengths and new opportunities in a quickly evolving, lower carbon, circular economy.

At ResourceWise, we use robust and precise datasets and increased market transparency to drive improvements in environmental impacts and profitability.

ResourceWise companies support natural-resource-based manufacturing companies as they set sustainability goals and work to optimize their processes and operations to meet these goals.

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Leveraging data to address complex and changing ESG requirements

Pulp & Paper

  • Global consumer products companies are struggling to reduce their plastic packaging use and are considering more environmentally friendly packaging to meet corporate ESG goals. ResourceWise helps these companies understand the cost, carbon reduction and logistics risk of switching to bioplastic and paper containers.

  • Global pulp and paper companies use ResourceWise's carbon, energy and water index to demonstrate the positive effects of sustainability efforts to their stakeholders, customers and the broader market.

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Forest Products

  • Bioenergy and biofuels developers use ResourceWise to site facilities that are both cost-competitive and meet EU carbon reduction targets (over fossil fuel emissions). ResourceWise identifies optimal sites meeting all framework, regulatory and sustainability criteria.

  • Biofuels companies use ResourceWise for detailed studies on RFS2 certified biomass availability for planned biorefineries and their future expansion plans.

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Chemicals

  • Global consumer products companies are struggling to supply bioplastics to fulfill packaging demand and meet corporate ESG goals. Unsure of which technologies are feasible and cost-effective, the customer uses ResourceWise’s deep engineering resources and supply chain expertise to vet potential bioplastics suppliers.

  • Traditional PET producers are weighing the viability of converting to bio-based plastics. ResourceWise provides current market cost structure, forecasts of bioplastics demand, and consults on the best conversion pathways and feedstocks sources.

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Products to enhance your sustainability strategy.

  • Carbon, energy and water modules for benchmarking and optimization
  • A combined sustainability index that can be used for measurement and reporting
  • Extensive data and insight into biochemical markets and the circular economy
  • Extensive data and insight into new markets for aviation biofuels

 

  • Timber supply data measured in carbon equivalents
  • Comprehensive feedstock transportation distances and fuel usage data 

Solutions for a rapidly changing business environment

A global demand for both energy and consumer products derived from sustainable, renewable resources is driving new trends in the marketplace. Modern consumers are increasingly concerned about the implications of climate change and are demanding increased alignment between corporate, civic, and environmental goals that provide meaningful environmental outcomes.

 

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Carbon Footprint

The disparity in carbon footprints of individual facilities and the responses different countries maintain toward GHG emissions have the potential to dramatically change the competitive positions of manufacturers.

Because the financial impact of carbon is so uneven, we can expect the effects of the carbon and sustainability issues to vary greatly between organizations. It is particularly important for owners and their stakeholders to understand the relative position of each of their assets compared to their peers.

Carbon Sequestration

While markets and legislators continue to develop viable and innovative methods to mitigate the risks of climate change, forests are quietly doing much of the heavy lifting in the background. In fact, forest ecosystems make up the largest terrestrial carbon sink on Earth.

Across the US, forests, urban trees, and harvested wood products remove 14% of all CO2 emissions and store the equivalent of 33 years of all CO2 emissions produced across the country.

Circular Economy

Plastics (synthetic resins) and their intermediates are popularly seen as a prime example of all that is wrong with today’s global environment. By recognizing the relative strengths and opportunities, weaknesses and threats of plastics, the industry can capitalize on the strengths and opportunities and overcome the weaknesses and threats in pursuit of a more sustainable, lower-carbon, more circular economy.