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Consumers place onus on manufacturers to drive sustainable change

July 11, 2019 / Jonny Williamson

More than two-thirds of British consumers say they care more about the environmental impact of the goods they buy today, compared to five years ago, but they mainly feel it's the responsibility of manufacturers and producers to tackle the issue. That’s according to a pool of more than 2,000 consumers by KPMG. When asked who they feel should be most responsible for ensuring the goods they buy are environmentally-friendly, over half of respondents said the companies producing or manufacturing products. Only 15% of respondents point to policymakers, and only one in 10 believe it is the retailer’s responsibility or their own. The corporate world has to wake up to the strength of feeling towards sustainability, according to Dan Thomas, UK head of corporates at KPMG UK.