Toolbox Value Creation Handbook : Charting People, Planet and Profit in Value Chains

E. du Chatenier, A. Kassahun, G.J. Hofstede

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To create a sustainable society companies need new data and information regarding e.g. environmental and societal impacts of new products or processes are necessary, but these are often missing. Information systems can play an important role here and many tools are already developed. It became clear that one crucial tool was lacking: One that (a) integrates People, Planet, and Profit value (b) focuses on the whole production chains and (c) allows flexible data input. A new tool, QChain, was born. QChain is meant for anybody who works on sustainability issues, aiming to create a sustainable production chain. In practice this will often be policy makers, champions, consultants and network coordinators that work on a sustainability problem or valorisation issues. The tool is especially useful in organizations that feel the need or want to create the need to not only focus on profit, but also reckon with people and planet value – their licence to produce. QChain is a drawing tool that supports shared value creation for sustainable production chains.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen [etc.]
PublisherWageningen UR
Number of pages35
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • sustainability
  • supply chain management
  • agro-industrial chains
  • tools
  • information management


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