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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Would You Wear a Pair of 100 Percent Recyclable Sneakers?

Ammo Liao has designed the Bio-Knit shoe, which eschews the multi-faceted approach taken toward the manufacturing of athletic shoes by using only one…
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‘Purpose-Driven Transformation’ and IBM’s Culture of Service

IBM’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report talks about how “purpose-driven transformation” embraces a culture of service that dates to the company’s founding more than…
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Sustainable Hangers Divert Waste from Landfills

Starting next month, billions of one-use, virgin plastic hangers now going into landfills each year will be replaced by greener hangers through a…
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The Real Environmental Cost of Fashion

A new report by Rainforest Action Network traces tree-based fabric production back to deforestation and human rights violations risks.
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Court Strikes Down Idaho Ag-Gag Law

A U.S. District Court recently struck down Idaho’s ag-gag law, ruling it is unconstitutional. The court held that the law violates first and…
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Better Know a Deal: A First for Benefit Corporations

What will be the next public Benefit Corporation or B Corp? This spring Etsy went from private B Corporation to public. Now there’s…
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Tiffany: Sustainable Mining and Stakeholder Collaboration

“At Tiffany, we believe that sustainability is a critical element of our business strategy, and that sustainable principles should be practiced in every…
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Building a More Humane World by Choosing Humane Certification

Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane Association, counters a recent piece on TriplePundit detailing animal abuse on an AHA-certified farm and…
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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…
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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?…
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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…
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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…
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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.…
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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…
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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.