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.

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…

Workers Sew a Nightmare into Zara’s Supply Chain

It is news no apparel company wants to hear: allegations of slavery or any form of bonded labor in a supply chain. But…

Haribo Gummy Bears Accused of Cruelty to Humans and Animals

Earlier this month, a news agency in Germany broadcast an investigative report that claimed two key ingredients for Haribo gummy bears are linked…

2,000 TriplePundit Articles Later, The Organizations I Most Admire

2,000 articles later, Leon Kaye names the organizations that lead when it comes to responsible and sustainable business worldwide.

U.S. Pairs Up with Japan to Boost Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Look out, battery electric vehicles: a new hydrogen fuel cell partnership with Japan aims to accelerate hydrogen fuel cell development in the U.S.

Over Half a Trillion Soybeans Later, Ford Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Bio-based Foam

According to Ford, the use of soy-derived foam instead of such material made out of petroleum has prevented 288 million pounds of carbon…

GM’s $2.5 Billion Hydrogen Fuel Cell EV Gamble About to Pay Off

GM is counting on the U.S. Army to help launch hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles to the mass market, potentially with a renewable…

Nike Pushes Recycling a Big Step Further With ‘Flyleather’

Nike says it has developed a low-carbon, low-impact leather material that could become “game-changing” for both its high performance and role in boosting…

Mars Inc. Promises $1 Billion Investment in Climate Change and Sustainable Supply Chain

Mars Inc. backs up its words with action as the company promises to invest approximately $1 billion in its “Sustainable in a Generation…

Companies Urged to Tackle Forced Labor Abuses in Sugarcane Industry

A recent report concluded that food and beverage companies often face varying degrees of forced labor and slavery risks throughout their sugarcane supply…

Home Depot Taps GE and Tesla for Rooftop Solar Expansion

Home Depot recently announced that it would install solar panels atop at least 50 of its stores in an effort to increase the…

Clean Cosmetics: Why You Should Make Ingredient Transparency a Foundational Principle

Conscientious consumers of skin care products clamor for company candidness, so use these tactics to crack open the conversation.

Ford, General Motors, Hormel, Marriott, Michael Kors Step Up to Stop Supply Chain Corruption

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility announced that the five companies will adopt “no-fees” recruitment policies, which advocacy groups claim can reduce problems…

Forest Fires May Be the Bee’s Knees After All

Recent research suggests the occasional forest fire may actually be beneficial for bees in the long run, as they can provide a boost…

Benefit Corp. DanoneWave Has a Special Pledge for Dairy Farmers

DanoneWave has accelerated what it describes as a “pledge” to improve the financial and environmental performance of its dairy farmers, who are crucial…