Pure Strategies

Pure Strategies has been transforming business through sustainability performance since 1998.

Pure Strategies

Our team helps companies initiate and enhance existing sustainability programs by setting meaningful goals, devising effective management strategies, and making changes to products and supply chains that deliver value to the business and society. Some of our clients include Walmart, Annie’s Homegrown, Organic Valley, Seventh Generation, Colgate-Palmolive, Ben & Jerry’s, and Radio Flyer.

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Emerging Food Trend a Win for Sustainability
Emerging Food Trend a Win for Sustainability

1 week ago - Increasing the diversity of foods used won’t just deliver flavor and a unique sales angle, but also support more resilient and sustainable production.

Evolving Plastic Packaging Strategies — Beyond the Straw
Evolving Plastic Packaging Strategies — Beyond the Straw

4 months ago - With rising demand for plastic, little recycled content and poor recycling rates, companies need to look carefully at their packaging strategies to ensure improvement of packaging design, recycling systems and consumer engagement in recycling.

Goals with Impact: How to Set the Next Generation of Sustainability Goals
Goals with Impact: How to Set the Next Generation of Sustainability Goals

5 months ago - With scores of companies embracing science-based climate targets, we look at what it takes to set these goals and apply the approach to the biggest environmental and social risks across the business.

Benchmarking to Advance Safer Chemicals Management
Benchmarking to Advance Safer Chemicals Management

11 months ago - From competitor and public policies to non-profit and investor pressures, there is more demand than ever to advance safer chemicals programs at your company. One proven way to help get on the right course is through benchmarking. Benchmarking does not need to be a daunting task. In fact, there are tools available to help companies evaluate and compare their safer chemicals performance to standardized criteria. This process can help foster safer chemicals management by driving program changes based on industry best practices and successful management techniques.

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Tips from Dr. Bronner’s, Sun World, Wrangler on Advancing Regenerative Ag Supply Chains
Tips from Dr. Bronner’s, Sun World, Wrangler on Advancing Regenerative Ag Supply Chains

1 year ago - The winds are changing. Companies that have operated many steps removed from the farms and people that produce their raw materials are building stronger connections to their agricultural supply chains. This shift stems from interest to replenish soil and water supplies, and boost overall resilience and output through regenerative and thriving agriculture. Pure Strategies’ latest report, Connecting to the Farm, points to the best practices companies are using to get closer to the farm while advancing these critical sustainability aims and gaining valuable business benefits.

3 Key Things to Understand About Soil Health
3 Key Things to Understand About Soil Health

1 year ago - Half of the soil on our U.S. farmland is gone. Conventional agricultural practices and conversion of land to cropland caused this devastating loss. The good news is that the rate of soil erosion has declined, with an even brighter path ahead.

Q&A: Pure Strategies on 20 Years in the Sustainability Trenches
Q&A: Pure Strategies on 20 Years in the Sustainability Trenches

1 year ago - This month, Pure Strategies celebrates 20 years of providing sustainability consulting to companies such as Stonyfield Farms, Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation and Walmart. Its team has been helping to build leading strategies, improve products and packaging, and shift supply chains toward better environmental and social performance for well over 100 organizations over their years of work.

Climate Strategies Step Into Scope 3: Tips for Science-Based Scope 3 Climate Targets
Climate Strategies Step Into Scope 3: Tips for Science-Based Scope 3 Climate Targets

1 year ago - When Walmart announced its Project Gigaton goals in 2017, it raised the bar for corporate climate action. This ambitious commitment is aimed at reducing emissions from Scope 3 sources by one billion tons by 2030.

#NewMetrics, Day 3: Digging Even Deeper Into Next-Generation Impact Metrics
#NewMetrics, Day 3: Digging Even Deeper Into Next-Generation Impact Metrics

1 year ago - Live Well San Diego: A visionary partnership to define and measure 10 quality-of-life metrics By Anna Shugoll

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Q&A: Tim Greiner on the Transformational Role of Chemical Footprinting
Q&A: Tim Greiner on the Transformational Role of Chemical Footprinting

1 year ago - Sustainable chemical management is a critical component of a healthy and circular future. In its second annual report, the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP) revealed encouraging advances across industries towards the use of safer materials and greater transparency.

Collaboration for Logistics Innovation: An IoT Pallet Designed for a Circular Economy
Collaboration for Logistics Innovation: An IoT Pallet Designed for a Circular Economy

2 years ago - Pallets, ubiquitous throughout our economy, have been an early example of the potential for a circular product system, with reusable, pooled pallets reducing waste in logistics. For decades, wood has been the dominant pooled pallet material. While a natural, renewable material, wood can break, is porous and can create worker safety issues from handling. With roughly 10 billion pallets in circulation, there remains a significant opportunity for improvements.

Q&A: Tim Greiner on the Key Players in the Sustainable Agriculture Revolution
Q&A: Tim Greiner on the Key Players in the Sustainable Agriculture Revolution

2 years ago - By 2050, our global population will grow by more than 2 billion, which will require 70 percent more food. In addition to rising demand, companies are facing increasing scrutiny on the environmental impacts across their value chains. While improvements in processing and packaging are helping brands progress on sustainability, interventions at farm level are essential for driving real change. We recently spoke with Pure Strategies’ Co-Founder and Managing Director, Tim Greiner, to learn more about how brands and farmers both are working together to usher the industry towards a more sustainable future.

#BusinessCase: How Companies Are Redefining the Source of Business Value
#BusinessCase: How Companies Are Redefining the Source of Business Value

2 years ago - According to a new Pure Strategies study, several billion was earned in 2015 from the sustainability efforts of 153 survey respondents, signaling a new way of defining sources of business value. Taking inspiration from sustainability’s positive performance, companies should position their programs to generate the greatest business benefits and to measure and celebrate the gains.

How Nestlé and Unilever Are Gaining Value by Leading in Sustainable Agriculture
How Nestlé and Unilever Are Gaining Value by Leading in Sustainable Agriculture

2 years ago - Nestlé and Unilever are helping set the standard for sustainable agriculture, according to a survey of over 150 global sustainability heads conducted by Pure Strategies. The responses identified these firms as the leaders and revealed that farm-level engagement is a top priority across industries such as apparel, home and personal care, and life sciences.

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Ben & Jerry's and Ford Are Embracing Climate Disruption - and Your Company Needs to, as Well
Ben & Jerry's and Ford Are Embracing Climate Disruption - and Your Company Needs to, as Well

3 years ago - Is your business embracing the disruptive forces of a low-carbon world as Ford and Ben & Jerry’s are? Over the next 10 years, climate change will drive industrial disruption at rates that previously seemed unimaginable. In response, policy makers must come to terms with the need to keep the mean global temperature rise to 1.5°C.

How the Chemical Footprint Project Is Helping Business Build Health Into Products, Brands
How the Chemical Footprint Project Is Helping Business Build Health Into Products, Brands

3 years ago - Chemicals have a huge impact on our health and environment. Over 3,000 chemicals come onto commerce each year and only a small percentage of those chemicals are ever tested for health impacts. Fortunately, some organizations are undertaking the big, important task of understanding their own and others’ chemical footprints through the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP).

Tim Greiner: Everything You Need to Know About Corporate Carbon Pricing
Tim Greiner: Everything You Need to Know About Corporate Carbon Pricing

3 years ago - Advances in renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage are pushing us toward a more sustainable, low-carbon future, but an outright energy revolution is being held back by the fact that the market prices of coal, oil and gas include almost none of the costs of carbon pollution. At the national level, putting a price on carbon will transform energy investment, re-shape consumption, and sharply reduce the carbon emissions that are driving global warming, according to the Carbon Tax Center. This “upstream” tax would target the carbon contents of fossil fuels, including coal, oil and natural gas, as well as biofuels.

Report: Food Companies Gaining Ground on Product Sustainability
Report: Food Companies Gaining Ground on Product Sustainability

3 years ago - Food production dominates fresh water use and is a primary driving force for soil and biodiversity loss – and food demand is on the rise. The good news is that while faced with such challenges and often considered to be lagging on sustainability, the food and beverage industry stands out as most-improved in a 2015 survey.

What Is the Payoff from Product Sustainability Investments?
What Is the Payoff from Product Sustainability Investments?

4 years ago - Those of us in the field may share a deep-seated belief that sustainability efforts across the product value chain pay clear dividends — but it’s nice to have proof.

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More Than a Badge: What We Can Learn About Sustainability From the Boy Scouts
More Than a Badge: What We Can Learn About Sustainability From the Boy Scouts

4 years ago - My recent meeting with the Boy Scouts of America and their suppliers radically shifted my view of what the Scouts are about. My impression of the Boy Scouts was stuck in my experience as a Scout back in the ‘70s. As a middle schooler, I joined the Scouts to hang out with my friends. I loved the outdoor activities and the pursuit of merit badges.

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