Ecosystem information to benefit sustainability standards for supply chains

The growing base of information about ecosystem services generated by ecologists, economists, and other scientists could improve the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of commodity-sourcing standards being adopted by corporations to mitigate risk in their supply chains and achieve sustainability goals. This review examines various ways that information about ecosystem services could facilitate compliance with and auditing of commodity-sourcing standards. 


  1. Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer1,*
  2. Malin Jonell2,
  3. Anne Guerry1
  4. Eric F. Lambin3
  5. Alexis J. Morgan4
  6. Derric Pennington5
  7. Nathan Smith6
  8. Jane Atkins Franch6 and
  9. Stephen Polasky7