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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Best Buy Weakens Industry-Leading Recycling Program

On Monday, Best Buy announced some significant and unfortunate changes to its electronics takeback and recycling program. Barbara Kyle of the Electronics TakeBack…
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Selecting Inventory That Balances Business Values and Consumer Feedback

Overall, the key to a carefully-crafted product selection is transparency.
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Sustainable Seafood: Four Issues to Watch in 2016

You’re likely to hear about these top issues in sustainable seafood all year long: seafood’s role on the changing dinner plate, human rights…
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Finance Innovation: The Next Frontier in Fair-Trade Supply Chains

How can smaller-scale, fair-trade suppliers like Guayaki’s yerba mate farmers get the financing they need to meet market demand? Social finance and fair…
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Better Hen Welfare is Simply Good Egg-onomics

Egg industry innovators show that implementing alternative hen-housing systems at scale is possible -- without compromising animal welfare.
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Gap Wants To Halve Its Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2020

Gap, Inc. just set an ambitious climate change target: The clothing retailer wants to cut its absolute greenhouse gas emissions in half by…
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Your Smartphone May Be Linked to Child Labor

Amnesty International found child labor in the supply chains of 16 multinational tech companies, including Apple, Samsung, Daimler and Microsoft.
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Chipotle Moves To Put ‘Healthy’ and Safety Back in Fast Food

While its food safety issues have yet to be officially resolved, and may never be, Chipotle boldly asserts it will reboot its staff…
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Making Us All More ‘Resourceful’ in 2016: A CEO’s Pledge

As SealedAir's CEO explains, "The Paris Agreement is made up of goals, not requirements, and it's up to my fellow business leaders and…
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Another Challenge for Chipotle

Just as Chipotle hired outside food-safety consultants to help improve its food safety, it should turn to outside experts to address this lingering…
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Forced Labor in Corporate Supply Chains: A Powerful Role for Benchmarking

Many firms have policies on forced labor and trafficking, but there's a long way to go on worker communication and supply chain transparency,…
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The North Face Sources Only Cruelty-Free Down

In October 2014, the North Face committed to achieving 100 percent certified responsible down by fall 2017. It achieved its goal in fall…
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Campbell’s Comes Out in Support of Federal GMO Labeling

Campbell Soup Co. announced that it will now support federal legislation that establishes a standard for GMO labeling. Perhaps even more importantly, Campbell’s…
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Concept Tool Launched at COP21 Offers Market-Based Climate Solutions

In a COP21 breakout session focused on environmental standards, Joe Madden, co-founder of EOS Climate, presented a concept that could revolutionize raw materials…
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The Conflict-Free Effect: Better for Society, Better for Business

At the Consumer Electronics Show, the CEO of Intel announced that the company is moving beyond microprocessors to validate its broader product base…
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