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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Perdue Foods Announces New Animal Welfare Policy

Mercy for Animals described it as the “most comprehensive animal welfare policy ever adopted by a major chicken producer.”
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The Quick & Dirty: Kicking the Puppy

Companies keep talking about how they kick puppies (think: burning coal or selling cigarettes) and then expect us to love them for it,…
Women sew clothing in a garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2011.

Fashion Transparency Starts With Workers

Fashion is one of the largest industries in the world with many moving parts. It can be difficult to navigate, especially for those…
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The Seedlings of Asia Pulp and Paper’s Zero-Deforestation Policy

A visit to some of APP’s facilities in China, where millions of tree seedlings are germinated each year, suggests that the $12 billion…
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Your Patagonia Jacket Is Probably Polluting Waterways

A study commissioned by Patagonia tracked just how many plastic microfibers make their way from your jacket to the world's waterways -- and…
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Report: Corporate Reputation is The Strongest Driver for Social Good

Do you know what the top driver is for a retailer to create social good? How about a manufacturer? Ketchum and Carol Cone…
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The ICT Industry Must Do More to Stop Forced Labor

KnowtheChain evaluated 20 global information and communications technology (ICT) companies, including Apple and HP, based on their efforts to mitigate forced labor in…
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Agroforesty, Community Development Linchpins of APP’s Zero-Deforestation Policy

Asia Pulp and Paper is changing its tone and approach toward environmentalists and the media. 3p's Leon Kaye headed to China to learn…
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Ford on Mobility: ‘One Foot in Today and One Foot in Tomorrow’

Ford's 2015 sustainability report is a candid summary of where the automaker is today and its goals for the future of sustainable transportation.…
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Can A Company Be ‘Good’ If It Isn’t Transparent?

Can a company be socially responsible without a transparent supply chain? Organizations unwilling to make their operations visible to consumers may be left…
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Rwanda, Mexico Seek to Make Coffee the World’s Most Sustainable Product

Industry stakeholders are on a quest to make coffee the world’s first entirely sustainable agricultural product. Rwanda and Mexico are the first governments…
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Leave Spreadsheets Behind and Overcome Reporting Fatigue

The pain points are many for companies that use spreadsheets to collect and organize environmental and corporate social responsibility data.
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Food Waste Increased At British Supermarket Chain Tesco

Tesco, the only British grocery chain to publish annual data on food waste in its operations, noted a 2,000-ton uptick this year.
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Zero-Deforestation Commitments: What Do They Mean?

In a new report, the nonprofit organization Forests Trends analyzed more than 500 publicly-available corporate deforestation commitments. The ultimate question: Do these commitments…
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Responsibility, Transparency and Customer Engagement Are Keys to Marks & Spencer’s Success

Marks and Spencer, which operates over 1,000 stores across the United Kingdom and three continents, makes the case that customers should be at…