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Q&A: How Wrangler, MyFarms Plan to Leverage Field-Level Sustainability Data
Q&A: How Wrangler, MyFarms Plan to Leverage Field-Level Sustainability Data

2 years ago - From remote sensors to digital field mapping, information technology (IT) is rapidly becoming a part of day-to-day farm management. When a state-of-the-art cotton picker, for example, records crop yield and moisture every few seconds, along with the GPS coordinates of the machine, that data can be analyzed against water and fertilizer applications — or other farm practices — to determine optimal growing conditions. Technology also can enable reporting up and down the agricultural value chain of all farm practices and conservation metrics associated with a particular field.

Oxfam Calling on Major Supermarkets to Do More to End Human Suffering in Supply Chains
Oxfam Calling on Major Supermarkets to Do More to End Human Suffering in Supply Chains

2 years ago - In its new campaign, Behind the Barcodes, Oxfam shines a light on the millions of women and men trapped in poverty and facing brutal working conditions while producing the food on our supermarket shelves

WAP: Helping Companies Navigate Hot Spots in Quest for Supply Chain Transparency
WAP: Helping Companies Navigate Hot Spots in Quest for Supply Chain Transparency

2 years ago - WAP Sustainability Consulting works with manufacturers and brands to help them meet customers’ expectations on sustainability – specifically around life cycle assessment (LCA), carbon management and product ingredient transparency, particularly in regards to chemicals management. We spoke with founder William Paddock to learn more about these current hot spots in the ongoing quest for supply chain transparency. What are some of the key issues or buzzwords of concern for companies right now? William Paddock: I tend to see organizations struggling with three things:

Farmers Are the Linchpin to Food Companies' Sustainable Sourcing Goals
Farmers Are the Linchpin to Food Companies' Sustainable Sourcing Goals

2 years ago - Tyson Foods, the largest meat company in the U.S., is starting to step up to the plate on sustainability and respond to pressure from investors and consumers to tackle water risks in its supply chain. Recently, the company made a commitment to improve the water, soil and fertilizer practices in its far-flung feed grain supply chain — impacting more than two million acres of corn production by 2020, or about half of its corn supply chain. The measures have strong potential to both improve water quality and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Tyson’s move sends a strong signal to the rest of the meat sector that driving down the massive environmental impacts of growing animal feed is a smart business strategy.

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Something > Nothing: The Importance of a Circular Feedback Loop
Something > Nothing: The Importance of a Circular Feedback Loop

2 years ago - “All I really need is the word to be brought up.” “If they aren’t talking about it, then it can’t be important to them.” At WAP Sustainability, we work with manufacturers and brands to help them meet customers’ expectations on sustainability, many of which receive requests through The Sustainability Consortium (TSC).

Rethinking the World’s Waste Dilemma
Rethinking the World’s Waste Dilemma

2 years ago - China’s shift in recycling waste plastic

Trending: New EMF Collaborative, G-Star RAW, Parsons Students Latest to ‘Make Fashion Circular’
Trending: New EMF Collaborative, G-Star RAW, Parsons Students Latest to ‘Make Fashion Circular’

2 years ago - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) has launched a new industry collaborative to build on the vision outlined in its New Textiles Economy report.

Trending: Global Beauty Industry Joins Forces to Drive Sustainability in Products, Packaging
Trending: Global Beauty Industry Joins Forces to Drive Sustainability in Products, Packaging

2 years ago - Collaborative efforts are advancing sustainability in the beauty industry. FIrst, supported by contributions from major brands and retailers, Forum for the Future and The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) have produced a draft assessment tool for evaluating the sustainability of beauty and personal care products, with the goal of simplifying and aligning the wide array of product assessment criteria in use today.

Execs Agree: Emerging Technologies Key to Business, Environmental Success
Execs Agree: Emerging Technologies Key to Business, Environmental Success

2 years ago - Business strategy, technological innovation and corporate sustainability are increasingly linked in the minds of executives.

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Your Organization’s Purpose Must Evolve
Your Organization’s Purpose Must Evolve

2 years ago - This is the eighth in a series of articles examining how business leaders and companies can transform their corporate culture in order to succeed in the midst of the impending Purpose Revolution. Find links to the full series below.

Why Business Needs to Collaborate for a Clean Energy Future
Why Business Needs to Collaborate for a Clean Energy Future

2 years ago - Many people assume that tech companies are always competing. But as we celebrate Earth Day this year, we’re feeling grateful for our tech peers. When it comes to the environment, working together allows us to make bigger strides toward our shared sustainability goals — and collaboration is the only way forward.

Competitors Agree: GHG Action Along Supply Chains Is Good for Business
Competitors Agree: GHG Action Along Supply Chains Is Good for Business

2 years ago - Extreme weather events cost the global economy a record $320 billion in 2017. Food systems are experiencing more shocks than ever before, yet they also cause about one quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions.

Report: Unilever, Tesla, Nestlé Among Biggest Corporate Advocates for Climate Policy
Report: Unilever, Tesla, Nestlé Among Biggest Corporate Advocates for Climate Policy

2 years ago - Companies including Apple, Google and IKEA earned top spots in a new ranking of the top 20 business leaders calling for more ambitious climate policy across the globe. To make the A-List of Climate Policy Engagement, companies must showcase sectoral leadership, be vocal in calling for ambitious policies and align these calls with their own strategic activities.

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

2 years 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.

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Problem-Solvers Invited to Ideate, Prototype Blockchain Solutions for Social Good
Problem-Solvers Invited to Ideate, Prototype Blockchain Solutions for Social Good

2 years ago - Does cryptography hold the key to solving global social and environmental challenges? It certainly holds promise for some. Blockchain has become a hot topic recently, thanks to its variety of potential applications across supply chains, marketing, and more.

Trending: How Retailers, NGOs Can Engage Consumers to Catalyze Circular Economy
Trending: How Retailers, NGOs Can Engage Consumers to Catalyze Circular Economy

2 years ago - Businesses have a critical role to play in cleaning up the global economy, but it is consumers whole truly hold the key to achieving a more sustainable future. In a new report, PA Consulting Group shows that retailers can build customer loyalty — and grow sales — by providing customers with reasons to stay engaged by returning to stores to resell, recycle and donate clothing and electronics.

Trending: Sustainable, Ethical Supply Chains Continue to Gain Momentum
Trending: Sustainable, Ethical Supply Chains Continue to Gain Momentum

2 years ago - The complexity of global supply chains has made it incredibly difficult for businesses to effectively drive sustainable social and environmental change. However, new funding and accessible online resources are making it easier than ever for businesses to overcome these deeply embedded challenges.

Want Economic Equality? Change Your Shopping Habits
Want Economic Equality? Change Your Shopping Habits

2 years ago - The more mature you get, the more you start to understand that the little, normal things you do and the routines you follow make a big impact over time. Leave the water running while you’re brushing your teeth, and you’re wasting up to 200 gallons of water each month. Bike to work every day, and you’re cutting down on household emissions by at least 6 percent while lessening vehicular pollution by about .97 pounds per mile.

Building Better Supply Chains Requires Better Data
Building Better Supply Chains Requires Better Data

2 years ago - Supply chains are making headlines once again — and for all the wrong reasons.

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New Venture Fund Aims to Rapidly Scale Ethical Supply Chain Technologies
New Venture Fund Aims to Rapidly Scale Ethical Supply Chain Technologies

2 years ago - On January 30th, Humanity United, a California-based foundation and leader in supply chain advocacy, announced the launch of a $23 million venture fund to invest in ethical supply chain innovations. The Working Capital Fund is unique in that it will not issue grants, but rather make real investments in companies with the goal of accelerating the process of building scalable solutions to improve labor practices in the global supply chain.

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