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.

Businesses set to benefit from the new ISO 14001:2015 standard

Businesses Set to Benefit From the New ISO 14001:2015 Standard

Details on the revised ISO 14001:2015 and expected impact of its launch.
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17 Goals to Rule Them All: How the SDGs Can Benefit Organizations

Ultimately, the SDGs will affect organizations and institutions of all shapes and sizes, from the European Union to municipalities and corporations, and engagement…
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Do You Know Your Soy Footprint?

The Paris-based Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), an international coalition of retailers and consumer goods manufacturers, says it is taking steps to solve the…
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Cargill Releases New Policy On Forests

Cargill recently issued a new policy on forests, which it describes as a “comprehensive approach” to ending deforestation.
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Global Dairy Gets Sustainability: Now Where Do the Other Livestock Groups Stand?

After the FAO Livestock’s Long Shadow report was released in 2006, the dairy industry found itself at ground-zero for criticism as a major…
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Chipotle, Panera Receive an A for Antibiotic Use

While a few restaurants got passing grades, most of the big chain restaurants received a failing grade in a Friends of the Earth…
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Can We Take the ‘Cleaner’ Pet Food Supply Chain Seriously?

Pet food companies are starting to get the message that if they do not clean up their acts and show improvement in how…
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McDonald’s Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

McDonald’s will transition to cage-free eggs in its North American restaurants within the next 10 years, the company announced last week. As the…
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Toyota Ups the Ante On Controversial Hydrogen Economy

The hydrogen economy could transition from dream to reality if Toyota's renewable hydrogen and fuel cell demonstration project in Japan proves successful.
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Lawyers See ESG Risks as Central to Clients’ Interests

From a toothless “laissez-faire” approach to a corporate must-have.
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Seafood Companies Bolster the President’s Fight Against IUU Fishing

Last year, the Obama administration set its sights on preserving America’s seafood and the global supply chain by launching a task force to…
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Program Aims To Improve Conditions In Malaysia’s Electronics Supply Chain

As a report by Verite states, “The conditions faced by foreign electronics workers in Malaysia have the potential to result in forced labor.”…
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New Water Analysis Tool Monetizes Revenue at Risk

World Water Week is going on right now in Stockholm, Sweden. This year marks the 25th edition of the annual international event aimed…
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Toxic Lead: Nestle’s $100M Pot of Troubles in India

The Maggi brand is big business for Nestle, especially in India, where it is considered the go-to, inexpensive staple for many households. But…
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Time for Snack Food Companies to Commit to Ethical Palm Oil

Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is calling out 20 laggards that are, by refusing to enact strong palm oil procurement policies, allowing for social…
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