by digitising data
Developing the future
Our dedicated digital team at TDi Sustainability is on hand to create the practical infrastructures that bring our full suite of services to life across strategy, research, impact and marketing – from engaging brochureware to full stack systems building.
The core mission behind TDi Digital is to make it easier to access data: speeding up compliance while reducing costs for our clients.
We do this by designing complex online tools that really make a difference to how we access the critical information that helps us make the most sustainable decisions.
Making it more accessible and affordable for you to access data
Our sophisticated digital tools make it faster, easier and more efficient for you and your organisation to access our industry-leading sustainability research and data.
DIGITAL TOOLS BY TDi SUSTAINABILITY
Alert Index for Responsible Sourcing (AIRS)
TDi Sustainability’s Alert Index for Responsible Sourcing (AIRS) draws on comprehensive indices of country-level governance authored by a range of renowned international academic, trade and research institutes.
It focuses on those aspects of governance that are most relevant for companies seeking to source responsibly from each country, and indicates how effective a country’s governance environment is for supporting this goal.
VIEW THE AIRS TOOL
The Coloured Gemstones Working Group
Managed by TDi Sustainability, the Coloured Gemstones Working Group (CGWG) – a collective of well-known jewellery makers, luxury brands and mining companies ¬– aims to bring about positive change in the responsible sourcing of coloured gemstones by providing information, tools and resources for all participants in the supply chain, from mine to end consumer.
Key online resources include a screening and due diligence tool that can be tailored to suit businesses at different places in the supply chain, and risk profiles that detail the social, environmental and governance aspects of the supply chains of popular coloured gemstones.
LEARN MORE ABOUT CGWG and visit the CGWG website.
Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas (CAHRA) Index
The TDi CAHRA (Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas) Index is designed to support supply chain due diligence and in particular red flag assessments, as described in the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
VIEW THE CAHRA INDEX
Country Governance Effectiveness Index for Responsible Sourcing
This TDi Sustainability tool is a vital resource for any organisation committed to a policy of responsible sourcing.
Drawing on established metrics for country-level governance from a range of international organisations, our Country Governance Effectiveness Index for Responsible Sourcing analyses each the effectiveness of each country’s governance in terms of conflict, law, human rights and the environment, and has broad applications for any business that seeks to avoid sourcing from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
VIEW THE COUNTRY GOVERNANCE EFFECTIVENESS INDEX FOR RESPONSIBLE SOURCING
ESG Valuation Report
The ESG Valuation Methodology assesses the impact of ESG risks and initiatives on companies operating in sectors with significant adverse ESG reputation and has been developed and is proprietary to Denny Ellison and TDi Sustainability.
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A study of risks and opportunities for collective action in the materials supply chains of the automotive and electronics industries.
Presenting a broad assessment of 37 materials used within automotive and electronics supply chains, the study aims to enable industry-wide comparisons of the materials’ and main producer countries’ environmental, social and governance issues and their importance in the manufacturing of automotive and electronic products.
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Material Insights provides open access to vital information about a growing list of 25 material supply chains, including ESG, country governance and supply chain resilience risk.
Having launched in September 2021, this range of tools and resources allows companies big and small to make well-informed decisions that help create environmentally and socially responsible supply chains which are economically resilient too.
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Risk Readiness Assessment
Populated with hundreds of entities in the mining and minerals processing supply chain, our Risk Readiness Assessment is an online self-assessment and due diligence tool designed to raise awareness of compliance requirements and promote the adoption of best practices.
Specifically, it encourages supply chain managers to engage with suppliers at every tier, enables minerals and metals producers and manufacturers to communicate risk management practices and performance to downstream customers, and motivates businesses in the mining, minerals and metals supply chain to identify best-in-class sustainability practices.
VIEW THE RISK READINESS ASSESSMENT
With so many different ESG standards to understand and keep track of, TDi’s has created an easy-to-use database tool that enables you to compare and keep track of the latest guides and regulations at a glance.
VIEW THE STANDARDS DATABASE
Digital in action
Our digital services are used by clients to bring their sustainability needs to life – whether that be a complete online home for the standards that we’ve helped devise, or designing and developing complex digital infrastructures that make our world-leading research more accessible for organisations who need streamlined access to ESG data.
Take a look at some examples of our digital work in action…
TDi Sustainability was involved at every level of the research, development and creation of the Solar Stewardship Initiative, culminating in the creation of the website that brings to life this new industry standard to drive a more responsible, transparent, and sustainable solar value chain.
The LeadBattery 360 website is the visible tip of a much larger body of work, drawing on all six of the core umbrella services that we offer at TDi to help ensure that lead batteries meet the highest standards in raw materials and batteries sourcing, manufacturing, and recycling globally.
Material Insights is a living data resource created by TDi in partnership with the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI). This dynamic online industry solution supports a broad range of companies and stakeholders to collaboration and improved ESG management throughout mineral supply chains of more than 25 materials across more than 15 industries.
Partnership to Propel Global Common ESG Best Practice in the Lithium Industry
As the world moves rapidly towards greener transport and more efficient energy use and storage, the International Lithium Association (ILiA), the not-for-profit industry association representing the global lithium value chain, today announces a wide-ranging agreement with TDi Sustainability to explore standards and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the lithium industry.
Equitable Origin Platform
Equitable Origin, an independent non-profit organisation that aims to protect people and the environment through equitable natural resource development, asked TDI Sustainability to help develop a group of online assessment tools – the EO Platform – to efficiently measure the performance of energy projects and suppliers.Read More