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.

Mars Inc. Promises $1 Billion Investment in Climate Change and Sustainable Supply Chain

Mars Inc. backs up its words with action as the company promises to invest approximately $1 billion in its “Sustainable in a Generation…

Companies Urged to Tackle Forced Labor Abuses in Sugarcane Industry

A recent report concluded that food and beverage companies often face varying degrees of forced labor and slavery risks throughout their sugarcane supply…

Home Depot Taps GE and Tesla for Rooftop Solar Expansion

Home Depot recently announced that it would install solar panels atop at least 50 of its stores in an effort to increase the…

Clean Cosmetics: Why You Should Make Ingredient Transparency a Foundational Principle

Conscientious consumers of skin care products clamor for company candidness, so use these tactics to crack open the conversation.

Ford, General Motors, Hormel, Marriott, Michael Kors Step Up to Stop Supply Chain Corruption

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility announced that the five companies will adopt “no-fees” recruitment policies, which advocacy groups claim can reduce problems…

Forest Fires May Be the Bee’s Knees After All

Recent research suggests the occasional forest fire may actually be beneficial for bees in the long run, as they can provide a boost…

Benefit Corp. DanoneWave Has a Special Pledge for Dairy Farmers

DanoneWave has accelerated what it describes as a “pledge” to improve the financial and environmental performance of its dairy farmers, who are crucial…

Toyota Pursues Futuristic “Hydrogen Society” Model for Decarbonization

Toyota is pushing forward with a new five year research project aimed at building a futuristic, carbon-neutral "hydrogen society" network.

CSR in Transportation: Reducing the Carbon Impact of Shipping

Cut down on your company's supply chain carbon footprint with these five tips.

World’s Largest Tuna Company Commits to Supply Chain and Labor Reforms

Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace, shares some hard won good news on seafood, specifically sustainable tuna. This month, Thai Union, owner of…

Op/Ed: NRG Sustainability Commitments Stronger Than Ever

Bruno Sarda, the Head of Sustainability at NRG explains why the energy company's commitment to a sustainable energy future hasn't wavered, even though…

Target Aligns CSR with UN Sustainable Development Goals

Target's latest sustainability report showcases strong progress on many sustainability metrics and the latest trend in sustainability reporting: alignment with the sustainable development…

HSBC Investigates Major Palm Oil Supplier Over Deforestation Allegations

The global banking giant HSBC has launched an investigation of a major Indonesian palm oil supplier over allegations that the company has been…

U.S. Shale Gas Boom Impedes Carbon-Neutral Bioplastics

Low cost shale gas is motivating new investment in conventional plastic production, but the carbon neutral bioplastic industry is still making progress, for…

Mars Inc. Pledges to Boost Small Farmers’ Income

Mars Inc. recently launched The Farmer Income Lab, intended to be a “think tank” to ensure that global supply chains work for both…