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.

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Lawsuits Over Dubious Ingredients Hammer Honest Company’s Reputation

More consumers claim some Honest Co. products do not work as well or are not as natural as the company claims. The result…
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Patagonia Creates Neoprene-Free Wetsuit Line From Natural Rubber

Those wetsuits surfers wear are usually made from a synthetic rubber called neoprene that is far from environmentally friendly. Outdoor gear manufacturer Patagonia…
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How Technical Assistance Won The Super Bowl

A Super Bowl can have an impact of $200 million to $500 million on the local economy in which the game is played.…
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Shareholder Resolution Urges Yum! Brands to Ditch Antibiotics

The shareholder activist group As You Sow filed a shareholder resolution this week urging Yum! Brands to phase out the use of antibiotics.
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Report: Progress Slow On Conflict Minerals

Most companies still cannot determine if their supply chains are conflict-mineral free.
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Chipotle Ventures into Burgers as Labor Woes Draw Fire

According to some organized labor groups, the treatment of workers at one of Chipotle’s key suppliers should give its customers and stakeholders pause…
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4 Ways to Educate Consumers Without Being Preachy

TriplePundit sat down with Sandra Stumbaugh, VP of communications for Fair Trade USA, and Justin Dillon, CEO of Made in A Free World,…
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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…
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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.
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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…
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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…