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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Campbell’s Comes Out in Support of Federal GMO Labeling

Campbell Soup Co. announced that it will now support federal legislation that establishes a standard for GMO labeling. Perhaps even more importantly, Campbell’s…
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Concept Tool Launched at COP21 Offers Market-Based Climate Solutions

In a COP21 breakout session focused on environmental standards, Joe Madden, co-founder of EOS Climate, presented a concept that could revolutionize raw materials…
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The Conflict-Free Effect: Better for Society, Better for Business

At the Consumer Electronics Show, the CEO of Intel announced that the company is moving beyond microprocessors to validate its broader product base…
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Wendy’s and Subway Are Saying Hello To Cage-Free Eggs

Two more companies recently announced they will transition their egg supply chains to cage-free systems and away from cruel confinement systems.
Nordstrom is required to pay $390,000 in fines for mislabeling products.

FTC Fines Nordstrom, JCPenney for False Bamboo Labeling, But is it Enough?

Retail giants get liberal with "bamboo" fabric claims, making millions, despite being warned by the Federal Trade Commission to clean up their act.…
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The Chipotle Disease Outbreak: Are Safety Protocols Up To the Challenge?

An outbreak of a norovirus, followed by strains of salmonella and E. coli, compounded the challenges facing Mexican grill giant Chipotle. But a…
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Gatorade Goes Organic, Responds to Consumer Demand for Non-GMOs

Is the reformulation of the often celebrity-endorsed, sugary, neon sports drink enough to sway consumer consumption?
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard (right) and The North Face founder Doug Tompkins (left) on a climb.

Why Transparency is the Future of the Lead-Generation Market

The lead-generation market is in the midst of its own battle with transparency. Those companies that embrace, rather than fear, transparency will lead…
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Nestlé U.S. Going Cage Free by 2020

Last week Nestlé announced that it will switch to 100 percent cage-free eggs within the U.S. by 2020.
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Working Across Silos: License to Fish, License to Build

One issue in silo-breaking is: Where do you start -- top-down, or bottom-up? Can’t an organization just say, “Share this information" and work…
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How One Sustainability Pro Broke Out of Her Silo

Sandy Nessing, managing director of sustainability and EHS strategy and design for American Electric Power, explains the keys to breaking out of silos:…
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Can Sustainability Pros Break Out of These Six Silos?

One of the biggest reasons for the corporate social responsibility (CSR)/sustainability movement was to open up silos and collect data across entire organizations…
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Starbucks Accused of Lagging on Deforestation Commitments

A coalition of NGOs is urging Starbucks to make bolder moves in order to cut deforestation and irresponsibly-sourced palm oil and paper out…
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Slavery Found Within Nestle’s Seafood Supply Chain … Now What?

Swiss multinational Nestle has recently come forth admitting evidence of trafficking within the company's own supply chains. It has pledged to improve its…
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COP21 Gets Schooled On Climate Action By Soft Drinks And Breakfast Cereals

While global political leaders lurch to a conclusion at the COP21 Paris climate talks, 114 global companies take a stronger position on carbon…
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