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.

How BPO Companies Affect Change

In developing countries -- such as India or the Philippines, two favorite offshore outsourcing destinations for the Fortune 500 -- the Business Process…

Unilever Severs Ties with Major Palm Oil Supplier

After an investigation concluded that Malaysia-based IOI Group, one of the largest suppliers of palm oil on the planet, was responsible for deforestation…

$90M Grant for Sustainable Food Will Link Nonprofits and Private Sector

A major $90 million sustainable food supply initiative will set up collaborative efforts to transform the production of top commodities such as beef,…

Another Grocer Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

Minnesota-based Supervalu announced plans to transition to selling 100 percent cage-free eggs at its network of 3,407 stores by 2025 or sooner if…

Greenpeace Does What Government Hasn’t: Releases Map of Indonesia Forest Concessions

The map was no easy effort, with Greenpeace Indonesia staff digitizing paper maps and PDF files that they collected from numerous companies.

Olive Garden Targeted Over Treatment of Workers, Animals and Environment

Led by Friends of the Earth, 51 organizations are trying to use social media activism to showcase their grievances against Darden Restaurants and…

Greenpeace: Tuna Recalls Aren’t Big Enough

Bumble Bee is recalling more than 31,000 cases of chunk light tuna after a malfunction left the cans partially cooked. Two other companies…

3p Weekend: Governments, Companies Tackle Water Scarcity

Tuesday, March 22, marked the 24th annual World Water Day. Governments and companies took the opportunity to unveil their latest plans to tackle…

Shareholder Resolution Urges Chipotle to Link Executive Pay and Sustainability

In a 10-page filing submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission, two financial advisory firms are urging Chipotle’s shareholders to vote in favor…

The Face Behind Your Food: Three Farmworkers Share Their Stories

Lupita López Dearcia Comitán is a farmworker in Sonora, Mexico.  She’s forty-four years old, has five children, and just so happens to grow…

The Next Era of Corporate Disclosure: Digital, Responsible, Interactive

Is sustainability reporting as we now know it getting the job done?

Best Practices in Purchasing for Fashion Brands

As You Sow found that many supply-chain compliance violations whose root causes were considered to be in the hands of garment factories "are…

Unilever to Use Algae Oil in Personal Care Products

Anyone who has followed the sustainability conversation for a while has undoubtedly heard about the promise of algae as a raw material. Now,…

Fishy Business: Tackling Seafood Fraud

Scientists have identified seafood as being affected by widespread, modern-day food fraud. A 2016 study comparing 51 studies, accounting for 4,500 seafood samples,…

Supporting Artisanal Mining Communities Transforms Lives

To truly connect with the makers of our products, we need to do more to protect artisanal communities globally.