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.

Unilever Takes the Lead on Palm Oil Supply Chain Transparency

Unilever announced it will now disclose the suppliers and mills that process the palm oil used in the company’s wide range of personal…

Venture Fund Launched to Fight Human Rights Violations in Global Supply Chains

Humanity United announced that it has raised $23 million to be used to invest in startup technology companies fighting human trafficking, forced labor…

Ferrero Pledges an Ethical And Sustainable Supply Chain in Latest CSR Report

One company pledging to improve its chocolate supply chain performance is Italy-based Ferrero. The owner of many brands, including Kinder, Nutella and the…

What’s Really ‘Green’? A Look at Beef Grazing Operations

How much of a difference can you make by “voting” for sustainability through your beef purchasing choices? To answer this question, Jonathan Gelbard…

Fish Pain: Latest Animal Welfare Cause

The growing sense of awareness about how we treat the animals we eat has overlooked fish, but more research keeps confirming that yes,…

Hugo Boss Accused of Forced Labor in India

According to a recent report, evidence of worker confinement and other examples of bonded labor have been found in the supply chain of…

Highlights of 2017: 3p’s Year in Review

Based on how our readers responded to our coverage, here are our top sustainability and corporate social responsibility stories of 2017.

Palm Oil Industry Pushes for a More Responsible Supply Chain in North America

Yesterday, the RSPO announced it has launched a North American offshoot that aims to make it more seamless for companies in the region…

Cargill and WRI Map Out a Global Cocoa Footprint

According to a recent update from Cargill, its work with World Resources Institute has resulted in the mapping of 2.3 million acres of…

Dell Launches World’s First Ocean Plastics Supply Chain

Dell announced that it will work with several of the world’s leading brands to develop what it describes as the world’s first commercial-scale,…

Allcot Says It Can Fill in the Gaps in Companies’ Climate Action Plans

International tourism's carbon footprint will increase dramatically over the next decade, but this company believes it can assist the travel sector, and businesses…

Collaborating to Sustain Climate Action

Collaboration is essential to taking effective action on climate change – such as keeping the global temperature increase below two degrees Celsius, a…

The Global Apparel Industry Hopes a New Tool Can Eliminate “Audit Fatigue”

This week, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) released an update to the Higg Index, the global apparel industry’s standard to assess environmental and…

Deforestation Puts Almost $1 Trillion in Assets at Risks Worldwide

According to a report issued today by CDP, deforestation is leaving as much as $941 billion in assets worldwide at risk as they…

Zara Promises to Set Up Fund for Unpaid Turkish Workers

According to a leading global supply chain trade group, Zara will launch a "hardship fund" that aims to reimburse an estimated 140 workers…