Sustainable Production and Consumption

A prerequisite for the survival and prosperity of the planet and its inhabitants is sustainable production and consumption. This applies to everything: from the food we eat to the clothes we wear; from the technology we use to the items with which we decorate our homes. By joining forces with partners across sectors and industries, Axfoundation tests new methods, builds knowledge and makes good examples visible, to fast forward a transition towards all aspects of a more sustainable society.

Axfoundation puts the spotlight on sustainable production and consumption.

Axfoundation puts the spotlight on sustainable production and consumption.

About the Program

Axfoundation collaborates with both Swedish and international companies, as well as public and international bodies to improve working and living conditions of employees, migrant workers and smallholder farmers in the global
production chain. We also investigate purchasing practices and the impact of the entire value chain on income and working conditions.

Axfoundation tests and develops novel methods for increased transparency and traceability, including possibilities within blockchain technology. Increased visibility makes it possible to detect and address problems, to place responsibility where it belongs and to provide accurate product information to customers. Together with various experts and partners we build knowledge and make good examples visible.

Axfoundation also aims to contribute to changing consumer behavior. We believe it is an important task to assist customers in making sustainable choices, in the store and online. The customer is always right but doesn’t always make the right choices. We help them make more sustainable decisions.

The program contributes to:

  • Improved working and living conditions in global supply chains.
  • Responsible buying practices.
  • Reduced climate and environmental impact from production and consumption.
  • Increased consumer awareness of the social and environmental impact of consumption.
  • Increased transparency and traceability.

Learn more in Axfoundation Progress Report 2020


In Axfoundation’s Progress Report 2020 Act to inspire & inspire to act, we share an extract of successful results from the program – but also examples of times when things didn’t go quite as planned. Because to innovate sustainable solutions and achieve transformative change, we need to have courage to fail.

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