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.

Palm Oil’s Impact on People and the Planet Is Getting Worse, Say NGOs

The efforts of NGOs such as Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and the World Resources Institute demonstrate that the global palm oil industry has…

Hershey Pledges Improvement on Cacao, Palm Oil and Animal Welfare

Hershey's most recent corporate social responsibility report insists the company is ramping up efforts improving its record on cacao sourcing, palm oil procurement…

Heineken Launches Zero-Carbon Brewery in Austria

Earlier this week, Heineken cut the ribbon for what the brewing giant says is the world’s first “major zero-carbon brewery.”

Suspended Palm Oil Producer Drops Lawsuit Against RSPO

Earlier this week, palm oil supplier IOI Group announced it will withdraw its lawsuit against the RSPO as more consumer brands broke ties…

Corporate Offset Purchase Programs: A Primer

Companies all over the world are now using carbon offsets to meet at least a portion of their greenhouse gas reduction goals. There…

Thought Leadership Can Emerge in the Most Unexpected Places (Like Vegas)

Las Vegas is known more for its entertainment, gaming industry and debauchery than mundane activities like environmental conservation and clean technology. But thought…

Changes in Newsweek Green Rankings for 2016

Newsweek released its 2016 Green Company rankings last week, which assess the top 500 companies by market capitalization, both globally and in the…

Big Power Users Can Shop for Renewables Starting Here

A new interactive map from the World Resources Institute shows where heavy energy users (read: companies) can buy renewable electricity. The state-by-state map…

The Cocoa Industry’s Road to Sustainability

Even as demand for cocoa climbs, smallholder cocoa farmers often struggle to make ends meet. Taco Terheijden, director of cocoa sustainability for Cargill…

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,…

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…

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…

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.

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.…

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…