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.

Certification and Eco-Labels: Alive and Kicking?

Over the last 20 years, sustainability standards have been used successfully across many industries. But now comes the hard part. All sustainability tools,…

Do Consumers Really Want What They Say They Want?

Globally, the sustainable packaging market is expected to hit $244 billion by 2018. While this number reflects activities across a variety of industries,…

A Look Back: The Evolution of LCA and Life Cycle Impact Assessment

Although life cycle assessment is a new concept for many outside the sustainability community, it has a remarkably long history. Here’s a brief…

3p Weekend: 7 Companies Making the Circular Economy a Reality

A true circular economy is still a long way off. But forward-thinking companies are inching closer to making it a reality. Read on…

Zara Launches Sustainable Fashion Line for Fall

Zara launched a new fashion line for autumn it says “embraces a woman who looks into a more sustainable future.”

Sustainable Commodity Sectors Can Prevent Instability

How can business help advance international sustainability goals and prevent global instability? This is the question being explored by leading companies, civil society…

The New ‘Plastics and Sustainability’ Report: Greenwash or Wake-Up Call?

There is no disputing that plastic has brought positive benefits to our economy. But the single-use, throw-away application of so many plastic products…

Free TVs Can’t Mask Human Rights Violations in Uzbekistan Cotton Fields

Gather five tons of cotton and score a free television, says a regional government in eastern Uzbekistan. The BBC reported on the headline-grabbing…

5 Ways Companies Can Save the Planet With Plastic Alternatives

Every company, no matter how small, has a responsibility to make "green" mainstream, says Ryan Williams of Method.

Seafood from Slavery Still a Crisis, but Technology Can Help

Last year, an Associated Press investigation revealed endemic slavery throughout the seafood supply chain in Southeast Asia. Two AP reporters shared their experience…

Bonn Challenge a Huge Opportunity for Both Forests and Business

The Bonn Challenge, a global effort to restore and conserve the world’s forests, was at center stage in Honolulu during this week’s IUCN…

Twitter Chat Recap: #FashionTransp w/ C&A Foundation

C&A Foundation, LaborVoices, Project Just, and TriplePundit hosted a Twitter Chat in which dozens of participants looked at transparency in the fashion and…

Greenpeace Taps Big Data and Collaboration to Halt Deforestation

Greenpeace worked with private companies to develop a big-data approach that can identify the world’s most valuable forests.

Deforestation from Palm Oil Production Continues to Spread in Indonesia

Despite zero-deforestation pledges, some palm oil companies continue with deforestation and the denial of human rights in Indonesia, say a group of environmental…

Consumers Spoke, Big Food Listened: How the Food Market is Changing

To win back consumers' trust, food companies need to offer healthier food and more transparency. Here are four examples of such initiatives, which…