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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Greenpeace: Tuna Recalls Aren’t Big Enough

Bumble Bee is recalling more than 31,000 cases of chunk light tuna after a malfunction left the cans partially cooked. Two other companies…
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3p Weekend: Governments, Companies Tackle Water Scarcity

Tuesday, March 22, marked the 24th annual World Water Day. Governments and companies took the opportunity to unveil their latest plans to tackle…
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Shareholder Resolution Urges Chipotle to Link Executive Pay and Sustainability

In a 10-page filing submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission, two financial advisory firms are urging Chipotle’s shareholders to vote in favor…
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The Face Behind Your Food: Three Farmworkers Share Their Stories

Lupita López Dearcia Comitán is a farmworker in Sonora, Mexico.  She’s forty-four years old, has five children, and just so happens to grow…
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The Next Era of Corporate Disclosure: Digital, Responsible, Interactive

Is sustainability reporting as we now know it getting the job done?
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Best Practices in Purchasing for Fashion Brands

As You Sow found that many supply-chain compliance violations whose root causes were considered to be in the hands of garment factories "are…
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Unilever to Use Algae Oil in Personal Care Products

Anyone who has followed the sustainability conversation for a while has undoubtedly heard about the promise of algae as a raw material. Now,…
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Fishy Business: Tackling Seafood Fraud

Scientists have identified seafood as being affected by widespread, modern-day food fraud. A 2016 study comparing 51 studies, accounting for 4,500 seafood samples,…
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Supporting Artisanal Mining Communities Transforms Lives

To truly connect with the makers of our products, we need to do more to protect artisanal communities globally.
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Sustainable Cotton Has a Demand Problem

Despite the many types of sustainable cotton now making up around 10 percent of global supply, there is a gap between supply and…
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Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. Claps Back at Claims of Dishonesty

Jessica Alba’s Honest Co. is fighting claims that it might not be so honest after all.
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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.
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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.