Sustainable sourcing creates an opportunity to differentiate your private brand from the competition, while providing additional value to your customer. If you are just beginning the journey into sustainable sourcing, I recommend taking a Crawl-Walk-Run approach.
Food & Agriculture
It’s painful to hear, but it’s better in the long run, right? Those heart-shaped boxes of chocolate come at a steep human price. We purchase chocolate for our valentines as a symbol of love and affection — don’t let your purchase harm a child.
Chipotle management closed all of its U.S. stores Monday to reboot employee food safety training. But it wasn’t exactly the transparency slam-dunk promised by the burrito chain’s CEO.
Non-organic cotton’s impact on the environment is huge, which is why many say it may be the most important product to buy organic. But the organic cotton industry faces significant roadblocks that continue to thwart its advancement.
Located in the London neighborhood of Park Royal, EasyFoodStore stocks only 76 white-label items. Classic British treats such as chicken curry, digestive biscuits, brown sauce, garbanzo beans, poppadoms and jelly babies are for now priced at 25 pence (36 cents) an item for the month of February, and they are flying off the shelves.
Yet another alternative meat startup, Memphis Meats, is doubling down on meat products cultivated in the laboratory instead of the factory farm. Its products based on beef, pork and chicken will be available within five years.
The Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare 2015 Report brings the topic of how animals are treated to the ongoing industry discussion of corporate responsibility.
Cotton supports about 250 million people globally. But conventional cotton growing is just not sustainable. We spoke with Anita Chester, head of sustainable raw materials for the C&A Foundation, to find out more.
You’re likely to hear about these top issues in sustainable seafood all year long: seafood’s role on the changing dinner plate, human rights and social issues in the supply chain, the drive toward traceability, and finance for sustainability.
Today, Mondelēz International, United Nations Development Program (UNDP), World Resources Institute (WRI) and TriplePundit came together for a conversation about cross-sector partnerships and their importance post-COP21, at #PartnersNow.
How can smaller-scale, fair-trade suppliers like Guayaki’s yerba mate farmers get the financing they need to meet market demand? Social finance and fair trade leaders are working on solutions to this critical funding gap.