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Supply Chain

How leading companies, NGOs and solution providers are working to address the myriad issues that can arise in any supply chain.

90% of World’s 2K Most Influential Companies Falling Short on Human Rights

90% of World’s 2K Most Influential Companies Falling Short on Human Rights

The World Benchmarking Alliance calls on leaders — including policymakers and investors — to ensure companies are held accountable for meeting fundamental societal expectations through four priority areas, and outlines ways to help.

Fashion Giants Join Forces to Share Cost of Supply Chain Decarbonization

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. The Future Supplier Initiative’s collective-financing model aims to address the main barriers preventing many textile factories from reducing resource consumption or implementing renewable-energy solutions.

This Partnership Is Set to Slash Scope 3 Emissions in the Meat Sector

New partnership between the Meat Institute and Supplier LOCT signifies a pivotal moment in the effort to tackle the climate impacts of our food system and offers a template for other industries to follow.

More Companies Cutting Deforestation Out of Supply Chains

Barriers remain, particularly around data; but a joint AFi-CDP report finds 7% of companies assessed have eliminated deforestation from at least one supply chain.

Could GMOs Increase Global Food Security in a Changing Climate?

While there are still unknowns regarding the long-term ecosystem impacts of genetically modified crops, their potential benefits merit another look before climate change takes an irreversible toll on our food system.

Regenerative Ag Practitioners Gather to Share Notes from the Field

Thursday at SB Brand-Led Culture Change, a variety of stakeholders driving regenerative agriculture shared insights on demystifying regenerative ag for consumers, quantifying regenerative sourcing and creating resilience in cotton production.

New Guide Outlines 7 Principles for Partnering with Frontline Communities

The Business Guide to Advancing Climate Justice grounds its principles in the experiences of the communities most affected by climate change to empower businesses to prioritize regenerative practices and social responsibility.

Despite Global Commitments, Deforestation Is Surging: 5 Ways Companies Can Right the Ship

October’s commitment by the countries home to our major rainforests — as well as prior agreements from COP, the US and the EU — show serious intent. Here’s how companies can effectively protect critical biodiversity.

Amazon Rainforest ‘Tops’ Forbes' Billionaires List

The campaign from Natura, Forbes and Africa Creative highlights the power of the Amazon’s $317B bioeconomy and that the standing forest is worth seven times more than the potential earnings from its destruction.

Industry Working to Make Chocolate Production Sweeter for Cocoa Farmers

Waitrose is the latest retailer to partner with Tony’s Open Chain — a Tony’s Chocolonely initiative to end exploitation in the industry; while the World Cocoa Foundation launches a methodology for measuring household income and living incomes for farmers.

Direct Sourcing, Community Development Paving Paths to Sustainable Chocolate

With major markets passing environmental and human rights due-diligence requirements, sustainable commodity sourcing may soon no longer be optional — and brands that have invested and built relationships with farmers will be the winners.

CDP: Water Now a Major Risk for World’s Supply Chains

With $77B under threat due to water risk in supply chains, 50% of large corporate buyers now engage suppliers on water issues; but only 14% financially incentivize senior leaders to act on water.

5th Annual Chocolate Scorecard Paints Bittersweet Picture of the Industry

The Scorecard — which evaluates global chocolate manufacturers, brands and retailers on social and environmental criteria in seven areas — helps consumers make ethical purchasing decisions and incentivizes companies to improve their performance in these areas.

€30M & $50M Funds, Biodiversity Metrics Drive Continued Growth of Regenerative Ag

A €30M portfolio in Europe and a $50M fund in the US put much-needed capital behind cultivating regenerative-ag value chains, while a partnership with NatureMetrics supports Unilever's work to make farming its ingredients climate resilient.

How US Soy Is Cultivating Sustainability Around the World

Here, Abby Rinne — Director of Sustainability at the U.S. Soybean Export Council — discusses how U.S. Soy is helping customers both here and abroad reach their sustainability goals.

Applegate, innocent Double Down on Commitments to Regenerative Agriculture

innocent Drinks adds £1m to its Farmer Innovation Fund to support regenerative fruit & vegetable farming within its supply chain, while Applegate sets to transitioning its entire beef hot dog portfolio to regeneratively grazed beef by 2025.

Unilever Launches First UK Regenerative Ag Project for Mint, Mustard

The program will work with farms that grow mustard seeds and mint leaves used in Colman’s products.

Kroger Becomes Latest Retailer to Protect Biodiversity

The new policy will protect more pollinators and create a more sustainable produce supply chain; but campaigners say more industrywide action is needed.

How Amy’s Kitchen Synchronizes Sustainability Efforts and Growth

Through its dramatic growth, Amy’s continues its commitment to positive impact — scaling sustainability while managing thousands of environmental metrics; data sources; and KPIs across different vendors, geographies, utility providers, infrastructure types and regulatory frameworks.

Tony’s Chocolonely Scales Impact Model While Delivering Record Growth

The impact-driven chocolate brand doubled farmer premiums, further reduced child labor and environmental impacts, and continued to grow its coalition of Mission Allies.