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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South Africa’s Mining Industry Offers a Glimmer of Hope

Rolling blackouts and energy shortages plagued South Africa for most of 2015. The nation's power-hungry mining industry, Africa’s largest, causes much of the…
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Walmart’s New Fees Have Worrisome Sustainability Implications

Walmart recently announced it will require all suppliers to pay warehousing and shelf-stocking fees. The retail giant claims the changes are aimed at…
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Lavazza: The Social and Business Value of Sustainability

At Lavazza, the world's seventh largest coffee roaster, social and environmental sustainability are integral components of economic sustainability. Its first corporate social responsibility…
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3p Weekend: 7 Hot Trends in Sustainable Seafood

Last year, TriplePundit took a deep dive into the world of seafood with a special series that made a big splash with readers.…
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Multinationals Collaborate to Halve Food Waste

At its annual Global Summit in New York City last week, the Consumer Goods Forum announced a bold resolution to tackle food waste.…
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Breaking the Consumer Cycle: Netting Revenue Through Waste

As the world’s population increases, so does demand – which is great for business but bad for the environment. There is not a…
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Kendall Jackson Goes for Sustainability Gold

While producing America's best-selling Chardonnay, Jackson Family Wines is gunning for sustainability glory with an aggressive plan to manage water use and adopt…
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Water and Corporate Culture at Golden State Foods

Golden State Foods has grown alongside California agriculture to become a multinational business. And it made water conservation a focal point for the…
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Lumber Liquidators Caught Selling Illegal Wood

Lumber Liquidators, one of the nation's largest hardwood flooring retailers, needs be held accountable for selling timber harvested from illegal sources and putting…
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Hormel Foods Makes Good on Solid Waste Reduction Goals…Again

We sat down with Hormel Foods' head of environmental sustainability to understand how the brand is keeping its commitment to reduce environmental impact.
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General Mills: Water Stewardship and the Evolution of Business Imperatives

For a food giant like General Mills, water stewardship and resource management isn't an option. It's a business imperative.
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The United Nations Invites You to ‘Lever Up’ Your Social Impact

The United Nations recently gave a preview of its global goals for 2030, slated to be formally unveiled at their Social Good Summit…
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General Mills Releases First Public Policy Statement On Human Rights

General Mills announced its human rights policy earlier this month. Although the policy does not contain anything new, it is the first time…
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Ford Mexican Manufacturing Plants Are Landfill-Free

Ford Motor Co. achieved zero waste-to-landfill status at its Hermosillo Stamping and Assembly Plant in Mexico, its 16th annual Sustainability report highlights. That…
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How Nike Embraced CSR and Went From Villain to Hero

In the late 1990s, faced with overwhelming public anger, Nike accepted responsibility for poor working conditions in its supplier factories and vowed to…