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

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Commodity Traders Need to Do Their Part in the Fight Against Deforestation in 2020

Commodity Traders Need to Do Their Part in the Fight Against Deforestation in 2020

With a new year, a new decade and new levels of investor attention in play, global commodity traders should resolve to address their material risks from deforestation and disclosure their progress on no-deforestation commitments.

CDP: Supply Chains Hold Key to 1GT of Emissions Savings

New report finds that over a billion metric tons (equal to emissions of Brazil and Mexico combined) of emissions would be saved if suppliers to just 125 multinationals increased their renewable electricity by 20%.

How Can Sustainability Professionals Uphold Mandatory Rules on Human Rights?

While we’ve seen steady if uncertain progress on human rights — and more from business than from governments — there are dangers if the message heard by business is one of complacency.

New Tool to Help Companies Zero in on Sources of Palm Oil Deforestation

WRI’s RADD (Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation) will be deployed initially in Malaysia and Indonesia, which together make up about 90% of palm oil production globally. According to WRI, it will detect deforestation weeks faster than existing optical-based systems.

Serious About Scope 3: Pioneering Companies Embracing Complexity, Reaping the Benefits

There’s no doubt Scope 3 emissions reductions are challenging. How do you get supplier data? Without recognition toward climate performance targets, is it even worth it? Good news: Answers to these questions are becoming clear.

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How Rebalancing Power Dynamics Can Create More Sustainable Value Chains

From growers to sellers and consumers, there’s no doubt coffee touches billions of people every single day. But as coffee prices continue to decline, how can we address the underlying power dynamics that are driving unsustainable practices?

New Report Calls on Food Giants to Use Vanishing Water Resources More Efficiently

Third edition of 'Feeding Ourselves Thirsty' reveals improved water-management scores from industry giants such as Mars, Coca-Cola and Unilever, but finds insufficient corporate action overall in an increasingly water-stressed world.

Trending: Building Regenerative Fashion Supply Chains, from the Ground Up

A new partnership for Timberland aims to create sustainable leather supply chain; while inclusive apparel brand Everybody & Everyone aims to create better fashion from raw materials to end use.

Purpose at Work: How Wrangler Is Creating the Next Generation of Sustainable Fashion

Wrangler is taking big steps to achieve sustainability. By tackling the industry’s biggest challenges, the jeans giant is carving out a competitive advantage and helping other apparel makers improve industry practices.

New, UN-Backed Chocolate Bar Enables Consumers to Directly Impact Farmer Livelihoods

The Other Bar is an experiment in influencing consumer behaviour through quantifiable proof of impact. If it can prove that consumers will buy and be loyal to impactful products, the hope is that bigger brands will want to follow suit, turning their marketing dollars into impact.

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Food Was Missing Ingredient at UN Climate Action Summit

Talk of energy, transport and construction filled the UN’s chamber, but animal agriculture avoided the limelight. The need for action by the sector came through clearly in a biodiversity roundtable attended by FAIRR.

Trending: US, UK Farmers Take Closer Look at Their Role in Fighting Climate Change

USFRA’s new short film marks farmer movement to create sustainable food systems; and new reports from the UK’s National Farmers Union and General Mills’ Triple Bottom Line Operating Unit outline the way forward.

Good Fashion Fund Seeks Sustainable, Scalable Supply Chain Solutions

If we are to really shift the textile industry from one that is harming workers, local communities and the environment to one that is circular and sustainable, scalable solutions will be necessary.

Meet CHEP: The Unsung Leader in Circular, Data-Driven Transport Solutions

Wooden pallets may not be the most glamorous part of the global supply chain, but nothing gets moved around without them, and they are a huge opportunity for a circular economy.

Rebbl Documentary a Case Study on Benefits of Ethical Supply Chains

Rebbl’s approach shows that creating value through an ethical supply chain is possible — but it requires companies to really understand the situation on the ground, listen to local communities and create win-win solutions.

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First Batch of Salmon Gold™ Enters Supply Chains of Tiffany & Co, Apple

An innovative approach to sourcing gold responsibly and restoring fish habitats in Alaska and Canada, Salmon Gold meets the needs of manufacturing and retail companies that responsibly source minerals for their products.

Can a Mobile App Help Barry Callebaut Eradicate Poverty in the Cocoa Supply Chain?

Big data is now helping Barry Callebaut improve its farmer support programs in typically low-tech environments such as cocoa farms.

Gaia Herbs: Bringing Accountability, Sustainability to the Herbal Industry

Long recognized for its publicly transparent and ethical growing and sourcing practices, Gaia Herbs demonstrates a commitment throughout its entire supply chain to the health of people and planet.

THESIS: TSC’s Newest Way to Track Retail Suppliers' Sustainability Performance

Heads up to retailers and suppliers: The Sustainability Consortium has moved its measurement and reporting system over to a new platform. What does this mean for retailers, and their suppliers? And will it offer more assurance to consumers?

Meet the Team Re-Imagining Food Security in Ethiopia

In conversation with Dr Tomaso Ceccarelli and Dr Elias Eyasu Fantahun — winners of the 2019 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security.

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