- Glossary of Terms
If you're confused by sustainability vernacular you're not alone. In fact, battles are still being waged over the definition of "sustainability" itself. But whether we're talking about the upstream extraction of energy needed for the production of goods, or the downstream tactics of production, sales, waste, and recovery, each step deserves sustainability scrutiny. The tricky thing is every step of the supply chain has its own culture, and language. With that in mind, this glossary of terms will be a living document, expanding as we wander down rabbit holes and talk with experts in every field.