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.

Why The Conscious Consumer Movement Isn’t Working (And How To Fix It)

Brands are rushing to meet consumer demand for ethical products, but supply chain verifications lag.

UK Study: Fair Trade Cotton 1/5 Ecological Impact of Conventional Textiles

The UK NGO Fairtrade Foundation has completed a study that insists that fair trade cotton has numerous benefits, including one-fifth of the the…

How Companies Can Lead on Anti-Deforestation Efforts

Procter & Gamble has been collaborating with both its suppliers and NGOs for several years in order to increase the amount of certified…

Putting Circular Economy Principles Into Practice

The risks inherent in a globalized linear economy are manifest. Resource and economic shocks reverberate across the globe. This increased vulnerability comes at…

Thinking About a Corporate Wastewater Program? What You Need to Know

Two companies with very different business models, General Mills and Levi Strauss & Co., share their approaches to tackling wastewater within their operations…

Looking Ahead: 8 Characteristics of Bold Sustainability Leadership

In a year underlined by uncertainty, there has never been a more crucial time to start mapping your sustainability strategy – one that…

3p Weekend: 8 Companies Moving Forward on Animal Welfare

While plenty of laggards remain, the worlds largest animal welfare NGOs call out these eight companies as leading the way in their sectors…

H&M’s Bold New Journey to ‘Climate Positive’

Today, the apparel company released its 2016 sustainability report outlining several new goals including a pledge to become climate positive throughout its entire…

The Journey To Corporate Zero-Waste-To-Landfill

Zero-waste-to-landfill sounds like a noble goal, and it is. But what does it mean, and how can your company get there? We spoke…

Qdoba, Jack in the Box Boost Animal Welfare Standards

This week Qdoba Mexican Eats and Jack in the Box, part of the same parent company, joined a long line of food giants…

Architects and Industry Collaborate on Health in the Built Environment

Is this product safe? Healthy? Architects and specifiers want detailed information about building materials and product ingredients, while innovation requires using materials in…

Global Brewer AB InBev Pledges 100 Percent Renewable Power by 2025

Today AB InBev, the international beer giant that owns hundreds of beer brands across 50 countries, committed to source 100 percent of its…

First Steps for Corporate Zero Waste

Starting a zero-waste program can come across as an ominous challenge to companies. But companies like Ford Motors show that setting aggressive targets…

Blue Apron Acquires Bill Niman’s Sustainable Meat Company

For the past 40 years, Bill Niman's name has been synonymous with ethical ranching. Meat from his humanely-raised hogs, cattle and poultry have…

Understanding Life Cycle Assessment: An LCIA Overview for Executives and Practitioners

Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) is emerging as a useful tool for strategic assessments of sustainability efforts, risk management, and marketing communication. Harnoor…