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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How Strong Are Commitments to Source Sustainable Palm Oil?

Many of the largest players in the palm oil industry have made commitments to make their supply chains more sustainable. But what do…
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The Untapped Market of Progressive Animal Product Sourcing

More and more Americans say they support humane treatment of farm animals. Fortunately, animal welfare and affordability aren’t mutually exclusive.
What if all the goods we purchased were made from recycled or reclaimed materials? It's time to think outside the box.

Circular Economics: Thinking Outside the Box

Last month, a forum hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation focused on how organizations are bringing the concept of a circular…
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5 Truths About Credible Labels

How does a company know the right questions to ask when developing an ethical label or claim? Companies need to dig deeply into…
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From Fishing Nets to Carpet Tiles: A Sustainable Supply Chain For the Future

The carpet tile producer Interface has an update on its sustainable supply chain engagement with the Net-Works fishing net recycling program.
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Ikea Pledges $1.1 Billion for Climate Change Action

There are no missing screws about the Ikea's commitments to renewable energy, from wind power investments to solar panels atop its stores —…
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Turning the Ocean Liner Around: Coca-Cola Shows How It’s Done With New PlantBottle

Coca-Cola steps up its PlantBottle to achieve 100 percent bio-based materials and pledges 60 percent global penetration by 2020, while preparing for new…
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Fashion Brands Tackle Community Development

Have you ever thought about how far your clothing traveled to reach you? Some big brands are trying to bring the locavore movement…
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Consumer Brands, Big Investors Call for Stronger Sustainable Palm Oil Standard

Archer Daniels Midland, ConAgra, Kellogg and institutional investors responsible for some $4 trillion of capital are among members of a multi-stakeholder group that…
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Sodexo Reaches Across Supply Chain to Cut Carbon Emissions

One of the world's largest providers of food services and facilities management, Sodexo, aims to cut carbon emissions across its supply chain by…
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New Film Documents the True Cost of Fashion

For two years following the tragic Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, filmmaker Andrew Morgan devoted himself to documenting the untold story of…
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Theo Chocolate: The Challenge of Going Green

What does it take to be sustainable in today's business world? We catch up with Joe Whinney, CEO and co-founder of Theo Chocolate,…
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Twitter Chat Follow-Up: Kimberly-Clark and WWF on Responsible Fiber Sourcing

Last month, TriplePundit hosted a Twitter chat with Kimberly-Clark and the World Wildlife Fund to talk about their collaboration to ensure responsible fiber…
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Walmart Adopts Groundbreaking Animal Welfare Policy

Walmart, the largest food retailer in the U.S., recently announced a new animal welfare policy. It’s a policy animal rights groups are calling…
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Why Climate Change is a Business and Human Rights Issue

This is a key year for climate action by both governments and companies. In the lead-up to the much-anticipated Paris climate talks, states…