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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The Knowledge Revolution: Big Data and Sustainability

Sustainability poses many questions. For a long time, answers were scarce. But thanks to new anal­ysis methods and an increasing willingness to share…
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GM Adds Recycled Water Bottles to Its List of Raw Materials

“Recycling is good, but viewing waste as a valuable resource that can be plugged into your operations or products is even better,” John…
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H&M CEO Answers All The Tough Questions in Sustainability Report

H&M's latest sustainability report features an interview with CEO Karl-Johan Persson. The Swedish billionaire spoke bluntly on topics like wages and overconsumption, but…
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Mars To Distinguish ‘Everyday’ and ‘Occasional’ Foods

Privately-owned food giant Mars is raising the bar with a bold, yet potentially slippery, new approach toward food labeling. What stands out most…
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Brands Must Do More to Promote Cotton with a Story

Cotton is the livelihood for an estimated 250 million people — saying no to cotton is hardly the solution. Saying yes to more…
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Listen Up! Recycling Can’t Support a Circular Economy Alone

Even if the recycling system was perfect, the fact still remains that we will always rely on a portion of virgin input materials.…
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Your Company Could Be Wasting Millions on Printing

Print management isn’t a sexy or new concept, so it can be easy for company leaders to disregard it. But avoiding the issue…
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H&M Unveils Conscious Collection, World Recycle Week Campaign

Last week, H&M hosted a preview at its gorgeous Fifth Avenue showroom to introduce the new Conscious Exclusive collection. The event was intended…
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Costco Moves Into Organic Investments to Ensure Supply

The idea is this: If Costco can invest in producers to help them transition to organic, then the retailer can rely on them…
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How BPO Companies Affect Change

In developing countries -- such as India or the Philippines, two favorite offshore outsourcing destinations for the Fortune 500 -- the Business Process…
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Unilever Severs Ties with Major Palm Oil Supplier

After an investigation concluded that Malaysia-based IOI Group, one of the largest suppliers of palm oil on the planet, was responsible for deforestation…
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$90M Grant for Sustainable Food Will Link Nonprofits and Private Sector

A major $90 million sustainable food supply initiative will set up collaborative efforts to transform the production of top commodities such as beef,…
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Another Grocer Commits To Cage-Free Eggs

Minnesota-based Supervalu announced plans to transition to selling 100 percent cage-free eggs at its network of 3,407 stores by 2025 or sooner if…
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Greenpeace Does What Government Hasn’t: Releases Map of Indonesia Forest Concessions

The map was no easy effort, with Greenpeace Indonesia staff digitizing paper maps and PDF files that they collected from numerous companies.
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Olive Garden Targeted Over Treatment of Workers, Animals and Environment

Led by Friends of the Earth, 51 organizations are trying to use social media activism to showcase their grievances against Darden Restaurants and…