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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Entrepreneurs Seize Opportunity in Seafood Traceability

The seafood industry has one of the most complicated supply chains in the world, often with five to seven companies involved from catch…
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How to Make Scope-3 Carbon Accounting Less Scary

Truth be told, conducting a full inventory of Scope 3 (also referred to as value-chain emissions) is a significant task. But it's not…
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As Droughts Worsen, Food Companies Take Action on Water Risk

Food companies are feeling the pinch from worsening droughts in the U.S. Southwest, Australia and beyond. Firms like Cargill and Unilever reported drought-related…
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Campbell Soup and Smithfield Dish Out Transparency

What’s in my SpaghettiOs? Should I assume there’s no dog in my hot dog? We all want to know what’s buried in the…
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Subway To Phase Out Antibiotics

Another fast-food chain will phase antibiotics out of its meat supply chain in response to pressure from consumers and NGOs.
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Macy’s Makes a Turn-Around on Flame Retardants

On Oct. 21, the Center for Environmental Health planned to join with Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families in national demonstrations outside of Macy's stores.…
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West Elm Shifts Strategy Toward Fair Trade

"It was all machine-made, all very clean and simple, and all very soulless," West Elm CEO James Brett said of the company's product…
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Responsible Supply Chains: Take Action and Follow Through

Getting serious about supply chain engagement requires us to do more than just set rules and expect suppliers to follow them.
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Alleviating Food Recall Madness: Key Methods to Boost Food Safety Measures

Food recalls are still highly prevalent in America, causing many consumers to be hospitalized. In severe cases, some even lose their lives to…
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3 Things to Know for Fair Trade Month

Fair Trade Month is a time to spread the word about who and where our products come from. This means putting the spotlight…
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Workers’ Wellbeing Can Create a More Sustainable Apparel Industry — and Boost Profits

Workers' wellbeing doesn't have to be at odds with profitability. In fact, workers enabled with life skills are more productive at work, make…
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Apparel Worker Well-Being Gets a Fresh Look

“Durability and quality have to be the value proposition for our clothing, instead of the thrill of buying the next new thing,” Daniel…
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California Restricts Livestock Antibiotic Use with Little Resistance From Industry

Right on the heels of last week’s landmark passage of the SB 350 climate bill, which commits the state to reducing carbon emissions…
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Maine Lobstermen Cry ‘Foul’ Over Proposed Searsport Harbor Dredging

A proposed joint federal and state harbor dredging project in Maine has the potential to destroy Maine's robust lobster fishing industry. Other benthic…
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Target Incentivizes Suppliers to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals

Target has posted a significant update to its sustainable products standard that is driving suppliers away from toxic ingredients.