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.

Consumers Spoke, Big Food Listened: How the Food Market is Changing

To win back consumers' trust, food companies need to offer healthier food and more transparency. Here are four examples of such initiatives, which…

U.S. Foodservice Companies Dish Out Sketchy Seafood

Foodservice companies supply a wide array of clients, from Disney World to Walmart to the U.S. Congress. So, how are they stacking up…

Coca-Cola Sets High Bar For Water Conservation

Coca-Cola just released a water conservation report that should encourage other Fortune 500 companies to get their water act together, too.

Feds to Suppliers: Disclose Your GHG Emissions

The General Services Administration, which functions as Washington D.C.’s chief procurement office, will soon require its suppliers to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions.

Considerations for Offset Buyers: A Primer

Identifying the lead driver, or drivers, behind your company’s interest in offsets will help to guide how you design your program and what…

H&M Embarrassed After 14-Year-Olds Found Working in Burma Garment Factories

H&M faces accusations that teens as young as 14 are working in its contracted factories, some of whom were forced to work overtime…

Lawsuits Over Dubious Ingredients Hammer Honest Company’s Reputation

More consumers claim some Honest Co. products do not work as well or are not as natural as the company claims. The result…

Patagonia Creates Neoprene-Free Wetsuit Line From Natural Rubber

Those wetsuits surfers wear are usually made from a synthetic rubber called neoprene that is far from environmentally friendly. Outdoor gear manufacturer Patagonia…

How Technical Assistance Won The Super Bowl

A Super Bowl can have an impact of $200 million to $500 million on the local economy in which the game is played.…

Shareholder Resolution Urges Yum! Brands to Ditch Antibiotics

The shareholder activist group As You Sow filed a shareholder resolution this week urging Yum! Brands to phase out the use of antibiotics.

Report: Progress Slow On Conflict Minerals

Most companies still cannot determine if their supply chains are conflict-mineral free.

Chipotle Ventures into Burgers as Labor Woes Draw Fire

According to some organized labor groups, the treatment of workers at one of Chipotle’s key suppliers should give its customers and stakeholders pause…

4 Ways to Educate Consumers Without Being Preachy

TriplePundit sat down with Sandra Stumbaugh, VP of communications for Fair Trade USA, and Justin Dillon, CEO of Made in A Free World,…

Walmart Shares More Information About ‘High Priority’ Chemicals

In April, Walmart announced it had reduced the use of "high-priority chemicals" by 95 percent. This week, the retailer shared more information on…

Lessons Learned: A Journey through Solid Waste Reduction

Thomas Raymond, director of environmental sustainability at Hormel Foods, shares lessons learned from the company's journey to reduce solid waste.