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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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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Wendy’s and Subway Are Saying Hello To Cage-Free Eggs

Two more companies recently announced they will transition their egg supply chains to cage-free systems and away from cruel confinement systems.
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FTC Fines Nordstrom, JCPenney for False Bamboo Labeling, But is it Enough?

Retail giants get liberal with "bamboo" fabric claims, making millions, despite being warned by the Federal Trade Commission to clean up their act.…
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The Chipotle Disease Outbreak: Are Safety Protocols Up To the Challenge?

An outbreak of a norovirus, followed by strains of salmonella and E. coli, compounded the challenges facing Mexican grill giant Chipotle. But a…
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Gatorade Goes Organic, Responds to Consumer Demand for Non-GMOs

Is the reformulation of the often celebrity-endorsed, sugary, neon sports drink enough to sway consumer consumption?
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Why Transparency is the Future of the Lead-Generation Market

The lead-generation market is in the midst of its own battle with transparency. Those companies that embrace, rather than fear, transparency will lead…
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