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.

Qdoba, Jack in the Box Boost Animal Welfare Standards

This week Qdoba Mexican Eats and Jack in the Box, part of the same parent company, joined a long line of food giants…

Architects and Industry Collaborate on Health in the Built Environment

Is this product safe? Healthy? Architects and specifiers want detailed information about building materials and product ingredients, while innovation requires using materials in…

Global Brewer AB InBev Pledges 100 Percent Renewable Power by 2025

Today AB InBev, the international beer giant that owns hundreds of beer brands across 50 countries, committed to source 100 percent of its…

First Steps for Corporate Zero Waste

Starting a zero-waste program can come across as an ominous challenge to companies. But companies like Ford Motors show that setting aggressive targets…

Blue Apron Acquires Bill Niman’s Sustainable Meat Company

For the past 40 years, Bill Niman's name has been synonymous with ethical ranching. Meat from his humanely-raised hogs, cattle and poultry have…

Understanding Life Cycle Assessment: An LCIA Overview for Executives and Practitioners

Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) is emerging as a useful tool for strategic assessments of sustainability efforts, risk management, and marketing communication. Harnoor…

Timberland and Thread Partner to Drive Social Impact in Haiti

Timberland and Thread partnered to incorporate recycled plastic from Haiti into clothing and apparel. We spoke with both companies about the partnership and…

Seize the Opportunity to Go Deforestation-Free

Protecting forests isn’t just critical for the health of our planet; it’s also smart business, argues Carlos Saviani, VP of sustainable food for…

Kraft Heinz Releases New Palm Oil Policy, But Some NGOs Are Skeptical

Yesterday the $26 billion food giant Kraft Heinz announced a commitment to create a more sustainable supply chain -- in part by revamping…

Burger King, Tim Hortons Announce New Animal Welfare Commitments

The new policies cover a wide range of animal welfare issues, including cage-free chicken and sow housing, as well as the responsible use…

For Hilton, Corporate Responsibility Means Customer Trust

The hospitality industry relies heavily on creating a positive guest experience for customers across the globe. And creating a strong corporate culture that…

Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz Pledge to End Deforestation in Cocoa Supply Chain

The U.K.'s Prince Charles hosted a meeting that brought representatives of the world’s largest chocolate manufacturers, including Mars, Nestlé, Mondelēz and Hershey, together…

7 Trends That Will Drive Corporate Sustainability in 2017

Leading companies continue to demonstrate that sustainability is not just good for the bottom line; it is the bottom line, argues Amy Augustine…

Bees, Almonds and Ice Cream: Häagen-Dazs Makes the Connection

If ever there were a canary in a coal mine, the wild bee in the almond patch is it: The decline in pollinator…

PETA Buys Stock in Canada Goose to Protest Use of Down and Fur

PETA purchased 230 shares – or about $4,000 worth of Canada Goose’s equity – in order to speak at the outerwear company's annual…