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.


Wendy’s Eases Into Antibiotic-Free Chicken

Wendy’s is testing antibiotic-free chicken products in Orlando and Gainesville, Florida, Kansas City, Missouri, and Austin, Texas. During the test period, the fast…

Costco Ditches Antibiotic-Laced Chilean Salmon

The nation’s third largest retailer ditched Chilean salmon in favor of antibiotic-free Norwegian salmon, Reuters reported on Thursday. Why stop selling Chilean salmon?…

7 Ways To Improve Animal Welfare

Temple Grandin, an animal scientist at Colorado State University, says that being autistic helps her do better work to improve animal welfare in…

American Humane Association: The Challenges of Policing Animal Abuse

It's been tough for Foster Farms. A year-long string of antibiotic-resistant salmonella cases, plant issues and now an animal cruelty complaint. But major…

Safeway, Albertsons to Stock More Sustainable Seafood

Albertsons Companies is expanding its partnership with FishWise, the nonprofit sustainable seafood advisor. The second largest traditional grocery store chain in the U.S.…

How Energy Regulations Actually Help Improve Organizations

Regulations, whether mandated by governments or by industries, are often scoffed at and belittled as an annoyance that hinders progress and innovation and…

Adidas Designs Sneakers Made Entirely from Ocean Waste

In partnership with Parley for the Oceans, Adidas recently released an innovative pair of sneakers made entirely of recycled plastic ocean waste.

Amazon Invests Big in Wind Power

Amazon Web Services recently announced plans for a 208 megawatt wind farm in North Carolina's Perquimans and Pasquotank counties. When completed, it will…
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Greenpeace Says Buy Whole Foods’ Seafood

Greenpeace just released its Carting Away the Oceans report that ranks supermarkets on their efforts to protect oceans and seafood workers.

General Mills Writes an Animals’ Declaration of Freedom

General Mills, the company behind brands like Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Bisquick, Progresso and Hamburger Helper, announced it’s going to start requiring its egg,…
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How Walmart and Costco Can Shift the Food Industry on Animal Welfare

Both Walmart and Costco have been in the news this summer for their positions on animal welfare. While Walmart has been lauded for…
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Ikea Demonstrates That, Dirty or Not, Fuel Cells are Coming

Ikea hooked up with Bloom Energy to become the latest high-profile global company to adopt fuel cells for clean, renewable on-site energy generation.
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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…

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…