Optoro is a reverse logistics technology company working to solve a large, and growing, global problem. Every year, over 15% of consumer products are returned or deemed excess, costing retailers $500 billion nationwide and creating 5 billion pounds of waste. Optoro's software platform helps retailers and brands optimize their reverse supply chains; an emphasis on recommerce and the circular economy maximizes value, reduces waste and creates more sustainable supply chains. Optoro is working with some of the largest retailers and brands in the U.S. and helping them reduce waste by 25-90%.
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11 months ago
- Ann Starodaj (@AnnStarodaj), director of sustainability at Optoro, spoke with us recently to discuss her passion for promoting sustainable consumption, how Optoro’s software solutions enable this for clients, and how leveraging a strong appetite within the business to measure product impact is helping her expand the sustainability team.
Keep reading to learn more about the inspiring army of changemakers Ann is seeing in the marketplace, her desire to collaborate with members on reverse logistics, and the insights she gained as a pastry chef before diving head long into sustainability.
1 year ago
- According to a report by Sustainable Brands, 86% of US consumers expect companies to act on social and environmental issues.¹
As consumers increasingly prioritize Corporate Social Responsibility, retailers must work to ensure they’re meeting the demand. However, there is an impactful pillar commonly overlooked in many retailer’s sustainability strategy: Reverse Logistics.
We partnered with Sustainable Brands to survey senior-level sustainability experts from large brands and retailers on how they merge the two functions.
2 years ago
- As a global transportation and logistics company, UPS is all too familiar with the myriad of challenges greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions pose to both the environment and the global economy. To reduce impacts and remain competitive in an ever-changing economic landscape, the company, since 2009, has been making moves to drive innovation and spur change within the shipping industry — including investing in alternative fuels, advanced technology vehicles and renewable energies.