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.

Why Corporations Set Internal Carbon Prices

Businesses are coming to realize the strategic value in imposing an internal carbon price. Here's why.

Fair Trade Gifts That Do Good

Fair Trade USA rounds up Fair Trade Certified gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

Renewable Hydrogen Now On the Circular Economy Menu

Researchers around the globe are looking into food waste as a renewable source for zero-emissions hydrogen fuel. And a new circular economy pilot…

High-Fashion Brands Lag on Slavery in Supply Chains

These brands don't skimp on quality fabric and stitching, but that doesn't mean they take active steps to remove forced labor from their…

Scaling Responsible Retail Supply Chains

By evaluating supply chain operations, small retailers are uncovering cost-savings, sustainability opportunities and chances to increase employee engagement, says Joe Carpenter of the Climate…

Ford Sets Aggressive Goals For Water Savings

Back in 2000, Ford invested in a fact-finding mission to save water -- and money along with it. The automaker saved 10.6 billion…

Microsoft Tallies the Global Impact of Its Internal Carbon Price

At the COP22 climate talks in Morocco, Microsoft released a white paper that makes a strong business case for an internal carbon fee.…

Massachusetts Raises Animal Welfare and Food Safety Standards

Two weeks ago, voters in Massachusetts passed a groundbreaking measure that puts restrictive confinement of farm animals under further scrutiny.

Volcom’s Sustainability Initiative Turns Fishing Nets into Bikinis

Lost fishing nets are a dangerous threat to fish, marine mammals, sea turtles and other types of marine life that become entangled in…

Migrant Workers Widespread in Food Supply Chain

Over 70 percent of farm workers are immigrants. Amid rising anti-immigration-rhetoric, food companies need to acknowledge the large numbers of migrant workers in…

Agreement Reached on ‘No Deforestation’ Standards for Palm Oil Companies

A new deforestation agreement inked in Bangkok this week promises to offer companies more clarity on how they can make their supply chains…

Setting Science-Based Targets for Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

Short-lived climate pollutants, such as black carbon, ozone, methane and hydrofluorocarbons, have relatively short lifetimes in the atmosphere -- which means they are…

Policy Efforts to Eradicate Forced Labor — Too Little, Too Late

While legislation is finally coming online to strengthen corporations' voluntary commitments on forced labor, loopholes remain.

The Science-Based Business Case for Addressing Climate Change

James Donovan, CEO of impact investing firm ADEC Innovations, makes the business case for strong corporate action around climate change and the U.N.…

How to Set Science-Based Targets for Scope 1, 2 and 3 Emissions

It is fairly straightforward to set reduction goals for emissions your company controls (Scopes 1 and 2). But goal-setting for supply chain emissions…