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What Are We Really Eating? DNA Testing Enhances Transparency for Consumers, Supply Chains
What Are We Really Eating? DNA Testing Enhances Transparency for Consumers, Supply Chains

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - As the demand for transparency and emphasis on consumer choice continue to grow, so do the challenges of supply chain management. Brands are increasingly expected to work with their suppliers to reduce their environmental impact, eliminate labor abuses, and replace certain ingredients. Ensuring product quality and label accuracy remains an issue, especially for brands with international suppliers or extensive supply chains.

John West Partnering with WWF, MSC to Offer World's Largest Range of Sustainable Tuna
John West Partnering with WWF, MSC to Offer World's Largest Range of Sustainable Tuna

COLLABORATION - This week, John West Australia, WWF-Australia (WWF) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), announced that they have come together to make the single biggest brand commitment to help end unsustainable fishing methods within the canned tuna industry in Australia.The alliance with WWF and MSC is the result of years of the entities working together to find a way to overhaul John West's supply standards within Australia, moving towards a more sustainable future for the world's oceans.

Stakeholder Collaboration Enables Accelerated Progress in APP's Peatland Management Efforts
Stakeholder Collaboration Enables Accelerated Progress in APP's Peatland Management Efforts

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - On Thursday, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) released a progress report on its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which involves four main corporate commitments that have regulated the company’s resource development since 2013. APP claims to have accelerated progress in its peatland restoration work and strengthened fire prevention measures, in addition to promises to provide funding for additional conservation projects this year.

‘Unfree and Unfair’ Report Prompts Brand Commitments to Improve Labor Conditions
‘Unfree and Unfair’ Report Prompts Brand Commitments to Improve Labor Conditions

SUPPLY CHAIN - Labor conditions in the apparel industry are an ongoing struggle even for brands with substantial purchasing power.

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Fairphone Achieves First-Ever Fairtrade-Certified Gold Supply Chain for Consumer Electronics
Fairphone Achieves First-Ever Fairtrade-Certified Gold Supply Chain for Consumer Electronics

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - After almost two years of research and collaboration with a variety of partners, social enterprise Fairphone is pleased to announce it has successfully established the first pilot supply chain for Fairtrade-certified gold for the electronics industry. Fairphone is now the world’s first Fairtrade-licensed consumer electronics manufacturer to support responsible gold mining in Peru with the production of the Fairphone 2.

CDP: Companies Blind to Climate Risks in Half of Their Supply Chains
CDP: Companies Blind to Climate Risks in Half of Their Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - The largest ever study of climate data from suppliers and their corporate customers, the CDP’s Global Supply Chain Report 2016, found that less than half of suppliers have set a target to reduce their emissions and only one third have lowered their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the past reporting year. What’s worse though, is that half of the suppliers that were asked for information failed to respond at all.

Campbell Will Disclose GMOs on All Labels, Urges Feds to Make It Mandatory
Campbell Will Disclose GMOs on All Labels, Urges Feds to Make It Mandatory

MARKETING AND COMMS - Whether or not you believe that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are safe for human consumption, the fact remains that the majority of American consumers support the labeling of GMO foods. Genetically engineered crops might be here to stay, but even so, it may be in the industry’s best interest to label products that contain them.

Study: Sustainable Forestry Policies May Lead to Increased Deforestation
Study: Sustainable Forestry Policies May Lead to Increased Deforestation

SUPPLY CHAIN - Policies aimed at protecting tropical forests may lead to increased deforestation and timber production, according to new research. Rising international demand for timber, foreign investment and other factors have encouraged governments and corporations to adopt sustainable forest management practices, but it seems they may have unexpected negative consequences.

Report: How 15 Major Consumer Brands Are (or Aren't) Effectively Leveraging Sustainability Communication
Report: How 15 Major Consumer Brands Are (or Aren't) Effectively Leveraging Sustainability Communication

MARKETING AND COMMS - It’s commonly assumed that mainstream Main Street isn’t interested in sustainability. Shoppers will buy on price, performance and reliability. They’re swayed by celebrity endorsements and some of them want to be associated with stuff that’s cool. But being sustainable? Not a chance.

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How Lawyers, ESG Experts See the Future of Regulatory Compliance
How Lawyers, ESG Experts See the Future of Regulatory Compliance

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In the midst (and potentially mist) of the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal, there was no better time to discuss the ESG (environmental, social and governance) regulation space than SB’15 London.

GRI Tool Enables Greater Corporate Transparency on Human Rights
GRI Tool Enables Greater Corporate Transparency on Human Rights

CLEANTECH - GRI, developer of one of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards, has launched its latest Linkage Document at the Fourth United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights.Linking G4 and the UN Guiding Principles highlights the connections between the GRI G4 Reporting Guidelines (G4) and key concepts of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. These include due diligence, grievance mechanisms and impact assessments — undertaken both for operations and suppliers — which are also recurring concepts throughout G4.

Palm Oil Giant Commits to Help Indonesia Through Peatland Rehabilitation, Traceability
Palm Oil Giant Commits to Help Indonesia Through Peatland Rehabilitation, Traceability

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - On Monday, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), the world’s second-largest palm oil producer, launched a peatland rehabilitation project in Indonesia and committed to 100 percent traceability to mill by the end of 2015.

Trending: Sustainable Clothing Sees 12% Water Use Reduction in UK, New Products on Kickstarter
Trending: Sustainable Clothing Sees 12% Water Use Reduction in UK, New Products on Kickstarter

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Around the world, more and more action is being taken to create a more sustainable clothing industry. In the U.K., waste reduction charity WRAP is seeing significant progress on its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP). Meanwhile, two U.S.-based Kickstarter campaigns are offering sustainable, certified organic options: men’s denim made in America; and temperature-regulating base layers that use nanofibers from Austria.

A-B InBev: How a Global Brewer Is Setting the Bar for Innovation in Local Water Conservation
A-B InBev: How a Global Brewer Is Setting the Bar for Innovation in Local Water Conservation

LEADERSHIP - I came to Colorado, like millions before me, for the mountains, the active, sustainable lifestyle — and, of course, the beer. Coloradoans love their beer. So when I was invited up to Fort Collins to check out the water-saving initiatives of a local brewery I jumped at the opportunity. “Which one?” I wondered. Fort Collins is home to more than 15 breweries (roughly 1 for every 10,000 residents), amongst the highest concentrations for any city in America. New Belgium is a certified B Corp — that’d make sense. Or maybe Odell?

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Deloitte: Public-Private Partnerships Can Help Stop Modern Slavery
Deloitte: Public-Private Partnerships Can Help Stop Modern Slavery

SUPPLY CHAIN - Organizations making up the so-called “Freedom Ecosystem”, including businesses, government, civil society, the funding community and the broader public, can form critical partnerships to help end modern day slavery, according to a new report by Deloitte and nonprofit Free the Slaves.The Freedom Ecosystem – How the Power of Partnership Can Help Stop Modern Day Slavery is the product of a years-long collaborative effort between Deloitte and Free the Slaves, which describes how the Freedom Ecosystem can use collective action to remove conditions that allow slavery to exist.

IKEA Says 100% of Its Cotton Now Comes from More Sustainable Sources
IKEA Says 100% of Its Cotton Now Comes from More Sustainable Sources

SUPPLY CHAIN - IKEA announced last week that as of September 2015, all cotton used for its products — from furniture to towels, bedding and other home textiles — comes from more sustainable sources; specifically from farmers that use less water, less chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and are also able to increase their profits. This positions IKEA as the first major retailer to reach this milestone. IKEA says it aims to make more sustainable cotton affordable and accessible, and also to be better for the environment and the people who grow it.

Partnership for Freedom Launches $500K Challenge for Tech Solutions to Fight Forced Labor
Partnership for Freedom Launches $500K Challenge for Tech Solutions to Fight Forced Labor

SUPPLY CHAIN - A public-private partnership has launched a new competition to combat modern-day slavery. Partnership for Freedom will award $500,000 in prizes to technological solutions that are selected as finalists for Rethink Supply Chains: The Tech Challenge to Fight Labor Trafficking.

Zero Waste Europe: EPR Needs Redesigning to Facilitate Circular Economy
Zero Waste Europe: EPR Needs Redesigning to Facilitate Circular Economy

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A new study commissioned by Zero Waste Europe has found that the majority of product waste is not covered by current extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes and calls for the redesigning of producer responsibility in order to move towards a circular economy.

H&M Accused of Dragging Feet on Worker Safety in Bangladesh
H&M Accused of Dragging Feet on Worker Safety in Bangladesh

SUPPLY CHAIN - Earlier this month, H&M was accused of being “dramatically behind schedule” in meeting the requirements of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh in a joint report from the Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium.

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Measure Twice, Cut Once: 5 Key Takeaways from the Closing Plenaries at #NewMetrics '15
Measure Twice, Cut Once: 5 Key Takeaways from the Closing Plenaries at #NewMetrics '15

NEW METRICS - Sustainability has long been seen as a soft issue — or at least too complex an issue to apply metrics. That is yesterday’s thinking as reaffirmed by all the speakers this week at New Metrics ’15. On the final day, in the second round of plenaries, Biogen, Johnson & Johnson, SASB and TruValue Labs shared their experience and learnings from establishing metrics and setting standards within their respective industries and a few common themes came to the fore.

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