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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West Elm Shifts Strategy Toward Fair Trade

"It was all machine-made, all very clean and simple, and all very soulless," West Elm CEO James Brett said of the company's product…
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Responsible Supply Chains: Take Action and Follow Through

Getting serious about supply chain engagement requires us to do more than just set rules and expect suppliers to follow them.
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Alleviating Food Recall Madness: Key Methods to Boost Food Safety Measures

Food recalls are still highly prevalent in America, causing many consumers to be hospitalized. In severe cases, some even lose their lives to…
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3 Things to Know for Fair Trade Month

Fair Trade Month is a time to spread the word about who and where our products come from. This means putting the spotlight…
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Workers’ Wellbeing Can Create a More Sustainable Apparel Industry — and Boost Profits

Workers' wellbeing doesn't have to be at odds with profitability. In fact, workers enabled with life skills are more productive at work, make…
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Apparel Worker Well-Being Gets a Fresh Look

“Durability and quality have to be the value proposition for our clothing, instead of the thrill of buying the next new thing,” Daniel…
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California Restricts Livestock Antibiotic Use with Little Resistance From Industry

Right on the heels of last week’s landmark passage of the SB 350 climate bill, which commits the state to reducing carbon emissions…
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Maine Lobstermen Cry ‘Foul’ Over Proposed Searsport Harbor Dredging

A proposed joint federal and state harbor dredging project in Maine has the potential to destroy Maine's robust lobster fishing industry. Other benthic…
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Target Incentivizes Suppliers to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals

Target has posted a significant update to its sustainable products standard that is driving suppliers away from toxic ingredients.
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Lab Meat to the Rescue? Not So Fast

In theory, lab meats sound fantastic. They reduce the ethical challenges of eating meat, and the need for massive farms, a major source…
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Intensifying Rice: More Crop Per Drop, So Why Stop?

Around 5 million farmers now use the System of Rice Intensification (SRI), a change that has lifted thousands out of poverty and food…
A Greenpeace campaign pressures Nestle (successfully) to source sustainable palm oil.

The Messy Business of Sustainable Palm Oil

Palm oil supply chains span the globe, and palm oil is hidden in half of the packaged products at the grocery store. TriplePundit's…
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Lipsticks, Burgers, Orangutans and Climate Change

Countless agricultural commodities form the building blocks of thousands of products that are manufactured and traded globally by corporations. Over the past decades,…
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5 Tips to Becoming a B Corp Consultant

Here are five insider tips from a new webinar, the Secrets of B Corp Consulting, which I compiled as a member of the…
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Dell Moves Even Closer to a Closed-Loop Supply Chain

Dell will revamp 35 product lines in order to increase the recycling of what have already been 4.2 million pounds of plastics annually.…
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