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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How Google Became the World’s Largest Corporate Purchaser of Renewable Energy

Google is the biggest corporate purchaser globally of renewable energy, with a hand in utility-scale wind and solar projects that span the globe.
Uzbek citizens work the fields during the 2009 cotton harvest.

Forced Labor Continues in Uzbek, Turkmen Cotton Fields

Once again this year, the government of Uzbekistan forcibly mobilized its citizens to the cotton fields to prepare carry out the 2015 harvest…
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The Power of Transparency

Despite honest intentions, transparency is rarely easy. It’s one thing to promise it — and another thing entirely to deliver on that promise.
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3p Weekend: 10 Brands Doing Sustainable Cotton Right

From organic fast-fashion to fair trade, these 10 brands are showing it's possible to do sustainable cotton right.
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Costa Rica’s Pineapple Industry Promises to Become More Responsible

The Costa Rican government says it is now serious about taking on the social and environmental concerns that have swirled around its pineapple…
Cargill, fast food, antibiotics, animal welfare, Leon Kaye, cattle

Cargill to Reduce Use of Antibiotics in Cattle by 20 Percent

Four Cargill feedlots in Colorado, Kansas and Texas, in addition to four cattle yards run by the company’s partner Friona Industries, will reduce…
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Greenpeace: Brands (Still) Not Doing Enough to Protect Indonesian Forests

Last year's horrendous Southeast Asian forest fires should have been a wake-up call to companies to ensure their supply chains were free of…
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Procter & Gamble Rejects Some Ingredients Linked to Cancer

It seems market forces, not government regulation, are shaping corporate action, with the recent transparency moves by Procter & Gamble and SC Johnson…
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Addressing Forced Labor in the Garment Industry

The first inklings of international labor standards were hammered out almost a century ago, with the optimism that human rights abuses could be…
Battery packs are assembled for the C-MAX Hybrid and C-MAX Energi at the Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti, Mich.

Ford Augments CSR Credentials By Joining With Electronic Industry

Last week Ford Motor Co. announced that it will join a nonprofit coalition of leading electronic companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and…
State Farm volunteer moves boxes of food at the Houston Food Bank. How can your company scale CSR efforts globally? Read on for some ideas.

Top 4 International CSR Insights for Fortune 500 Companies

How can companies scale their corporate social responsibility programs internationally -- without incurring extra risk? Founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, Pamela Hawley, provides…
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Tipping Point: Three More Grocery Chains to Source Only Cage-Free Eggs

Three top grocery chains, including the two largest in the U.S., announced that they will switch to cage-free eggs by 2025. Is this…
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Save Yoga from Plastic

By Malika Baruah Yoga has been practiced for more than 3,000 years and is rooted in the aim to bring its practitioners’ bodies and…
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In-N-Out Burger Says No to Antibiotics

Suddenly, the famed burger chain In-N-Out changed its policy and pledged to source antibiotic-free beef.
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Crawl-Walk-Run: Scaling Up Sustainability Programs

Consumer demand for sustainable food products has reached unprecedented levels in recent years, boosting loyalty to brand values, rather than to brands. Sustainable…
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