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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Sustainable Packaging Solutions for the E-Commerce Sector

E-commerce offers great customer convenience and satisfaction. But one of the biggest problems facing the shopping medium is the byproducts and waste produced,…
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USDA BioPreferred Program Spurs Economic Growth

The bio-based product industry is growing. And the USDA's BioPreferred Program is working to promote the benefits of a sustainable bio-based product industry…
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Internet Company Aims to Boost ‘Made In America’ Goods

Maker’s Row is a startup company aiming to produce more goods domestically. By matching U.S. factories with business proposals, the platform hopes to…
71 percent of NIKE footwear is made from recycled materials from its own manufacturing process.

Nike Closes the Loop with Shoes Made From Trash

More than 70 percent of Nike footwear is made from its own trash, the company announced this month.
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New Platform Seeks To Improve the Relationship Between Buyers and Suppliers

In the apparel industry, a brand's own buying practices can often impede its suppliers' ability to comply with codes of conduct, research finds.…
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JetBlue’s 2015 CSR Report: Crewmembers and Community Values Come First

JetBlue's 2015 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report reflects a comprehensive vision that often goes outside the bounds of what is expected from a…
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How A New Micro-Loan Program in Haiti Strengthens a Responsible Supply Chain

Thread, which makes polyester from recycled plastic, is offering no-interest loans to suppliers in Haiti to assist with problems such as broken equipment…
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Starbucks Issues the First U.S. Corporate Sustainability Bond

Starbucks issued $500 million worth of notes whose proceeds will benefit its sustainability programs in coffee-growing regions. Called Senior Notes, they include the…
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Kashi Launches Transitional Ag Protocol to Boost Organic Farming

This week, Kashi announced a “certified transitional” standard to recognize “organics in training" in order to help farmers financially as they switch from…
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Cotton Production Transparency: Unraveling the Mysterious Supply Chain

Cotton is a particularly demanding crop with a complex supply. And while the solutions to complex issues are never simple, forward-thinking brands are…

Make Everything Fair Trade by Nature, Not Just by Name

To follow up World Fair Trade Day, Mark Driscoll, head of food at Forum for the Future, looks at big-picture thinking in a…
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The Circular Economy: What It Means for Healthcare

Ethicon and Intermountain Health are leading the way in producer responsibility and the promotion of circular health systems — an approach that is…
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CSR Perspectives: How to Innovate with Purpose

Our discussion this month focused on “Innovating With Purpose,” and looked closely at the ways companies are leveraging sustainability to fuel innovation –…
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Unilever Develops Groundbreaking Sustainable Packaging

Unilever is exploring MuCell Technology, which essentially eliminates the middle layer of a material by injecting it with air bubbles. This enables the…
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Accelerating Ahead: GM’s 2015 Sustainability Report

General Motors released its 2015 Sustainability report this week, which looks to the future of transportation.
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