Sustainable Supply Chain

Greening the Supply Chain

Green businesses are under increasing pressure these days to demonstrate that the supply chain they manage for the production and distribution of goods is just as sustainable and dependable as the products and services they sell.

Even companies that didn’t start out with an eye on sustainability are now taking steps to demonstrate that they support a reduced carbon footprint in all facets of their industry.

Walmart

Walmart Shares More Information About ‘High Priority’ Chemicals

In April, Walmart announced it had reduced the use of "high-priority chemicals" by 95 percent. This week, the retailer shared more information on…
HORMELFOODS

Lessons Learned: A Journey through Solid Waste Reduction

Thomas Raymond, director of environmental sustainability at Hormel Foods, shares lessons learned from the company's journey to reduce solid waste.
With its substantial purchasing power, the public sector is in a position to move the market toward sustainably-sourced commodities like timber and palm oil.

Sustainability, Public Procurement and the Future of Our Forests

Policymakers need to recognize that sustainability criteria in public procurement can go a long way in saving our forests. The sheer volume and…
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Anheuser-Busch’s ‘Barley Grower Days’ is Top-Notch Engagement

Anheuser-Busch is working directly with barley growers to reduce water use in eastern Idaho. And the results are impressive.
Forests

Apple Is Serious About Protecting Forests

Why would the maker of the iPhone buy and protect forests? In the words of Lisa P. Jackson, the company's vice president of…
We're now witnessing, said Gary Hirshberg, chairman of the Just Label It initiative and co-founder of Stonyfield.

As Advocates Gripe Over GMO-Labeling Law, One Company Leads

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the country's first labeling legislation for genetically-modified organisms (GMOs). Many say the legislation doesn't go…
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Publix Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

America's top 25 grocery chains have all made commitments to go cage-free. And the Publix announcement could be "a final nail in the…
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Greenpeace Calls Out Leading Fashion Brands in ‘Detox Catwalk’

In what Greenpeace calls its third annual “Detox Catwalk,” the environmental organization lauds the companies making a change, while rattling the cages of…
Palm oil, sustainable palm oil, deforestation, Pepsico, Rainforest Action Network, Leon Kaye, human rights

Animated Video Highlights Labor Abuses in Palm Oil Supply Chain

Rainforest Action Network released an animated video on Facebook earlier this week that highlights its beef with the palm oil industry. The clear…
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Amazon: No. 1 for Counterfeits, Cardboard Waste and More

That cheap deal from Amazon may not be what it seems, as some say the e-commerce giant allows counterfeiters to run rampant on…
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Kashi Furthers the Organic Movement with Certified Transitional Product

Kashi’s new Dark Cocoa Karma Shredded Wheat Biscuits feature Certified Transitional ingredients that help increase access to organic foods.
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HP Aims High Again: Zero-Deforestation and 100% Clean Energy by 2020

In its latest sustainability report, the global electronics and consulting company made several strong public goals to improve sourcing of paper and shift…
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Are Multinationals Doing Enough for the Climate?

A new report from Thomson-Reuters looks at the world's 500 largest companies and assesses if they are making the emissions cuts necessary to…
project just

‘Project Just’ Gamifys Fashion Transparency from the Ground Up

Project Just's online platforms connect consumers with data on the brands they love. We spoke with co-founder Natalie Grillon about the transparency challenges…
Wind power, clean energy, renewables, Google, Norway, Sweden, European Union, Leon Kaye

Google Buys 236 Megawatts of Wind Power for EU Data Centers

Google, which describes itself as the world’s largest buyer of clean energy, announced another investment in renewables last week. Two new Google-backed wind…
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