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.

How Bonded Labor Fuels India’s Garment Industry

Bonded labor has become common across India's garment sector, as suppliers seek to keep costs down in a hyper-competitive industry. Within this sector,…

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Pairs a Legacy Company with a Startup

Startup Nikola Motor Co. revs up legacy trucking firm Ryder's transition to a low-carbon business model, with big plans for hydrogen fuel cell…

3p Weekend: How You Can Help Stamp Out Modern-Day Slavery

While those of us in the Western world tend to think of slavery as a thing of the past, that couldn't be further…

Packaging the Circular Economy: A Holistic Approach to Stuff

Much of today's circular economic thinking is stuck in the same old linear models: reuse, recycle, recover, dispose. It's time for a change,…

Forklifts Powered By Hydrogen Get a Thumbs Up From Toshiba

These forklifts powered by renewable hydrogen fuel cells could provide an R&D platform that gives fuel cell electric vehicles an edge in the…

Why Corporations Set Internal Carbon Prices

Businesses are coming to realize the strategic value in imposing an internal carbon price. Here's why.

Fair Trade Gifts That Do Good

Fair Trade USA rounds up Fair Trade Certified gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Renewable Hydrogen Now On the Circular Economy Menu

Researchers around the globe are looking into food waste as a renewable source for zero-emissions hydrogen fuel. And a new circular economy pilot…

High-Fashion Brands Lag on Slavery in Supply Chains

These brands don't skimp on quality fabric and stitching, but that doesn't mean they take active steps to remove forced labor from their…

Scaling Responsible Retail Supply Chains

By evaluating supply chain operations, small retailers are uncovering cost-savings, sustainability opportunities and chances to increase employee engagement, says Joe Carpenter of the Climate…

Ford Sets Aggressive Goals For Water Savings

Back in 2000, Ford invested in a fact-finding mission to save water -- and money along with it. The automaker saved 10.6 billion…

Microsoft Tallies the Global Impact of Its Internal Carbon Price

At the COP22 climate talks in Morocco, Microsoft released a white paper that makes a strong business case for an internal carbon fee.…

Massachusetts Raises Animal Welfare and Food Safety Standards

Two weeks ago, voters in Massachusetts passed a groundbreaking measure that puts restrictive confinement of farm animals under further scrutiny.

Volcom’s Sustainability Initiative Turns Fishing Nets into Bikinis

Lost fishing nets are a dangerous threat to fish, marine mammals, sea turtles and other types of marine life that become entangled in…

Migrant Workers Widespread in Food Supply Chain

Over 70 percent of farm workers are immigrants. Amid rising anti-immigration-rhetoric, food companies need to acknowledge the large numbers of migrant workers in…