Supply Chain

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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Where Is the New Roadmap for Business and Human Rights Taking Us?

Where Is the New Roadmap for Business and Human Rights Taking Us?

As delegates from the UN launched the roadmap at day one of this year's Business and Human Rights Forum, full respect for human rights by business was described as a strategic — not just an operational issue — requiring a change of corporate culture and of business models.

Natural Resources: Brands Partnering with Indigenous Communities on Forest Conservation

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. Consumer goods brands and retailers aiming to diminish their climate impacts or even become forest positive can find cost-effective solutions to protect forests when they partner with indigenous communities on the ground.

Roots of Change: How Fairtrade Is Unlocking Climate Resilience, Fairer Incomes for Cocoa Farmers

In a recent webinar, representatives from throughout the Fairtrade ecosystem, along with partners Lidl and Tony’s Chocolonely, discussed how the NGO and its partner brands are working to finally make cocoa farming sustainable for producers.

VF Corp Shows How Science-Based Targets Can Help Measure True Progress on Sustainability

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. Setting climate targets is one thing, but achieving them has often proven a challenge. According to VF Corp’s VP of Global Sustainability, Jeannie Renne-Malone, part of the reason for the company’s success was due to making sustainability a company-wide effort rather than a niche project.

HowGood Augments Ingredient Sustainability Database with OP2B’s Regenerative Ag Metrics

Brands and retailers using HowGood’s Latis platform can now further improve product impacts using uniform metrics and thus contribute to a global agricultural transition.

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How Companies Are Joining Forces, Closing Loops, Optimizing Outputs in Complex Supply Chains

At SB’21 San Diego, innovators in the agriculture, electronics, food and plastics industries shared lessons learned from a variety of initiatives aimed at closing loops and optimizing value chains for a circular, regenerative future.

From Silicon Valley to Rural Africa: Boosting Energy Access with the D-REC Initiative

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. The potential for D-RECs as an instrument for transformative change is limited only by the corporate appetite for renewables, which at this point sees no signs of waning. While the infrastructure is currently being built and finalized, the chance to funnel investments is just around the corner.

Trending: Beauty Brands Building Biodiversity, Better Packaging Solutions

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Aveda and L’Occitane Group continue to raise the bar for beauty industry sustainability ambitions with new packaging innovations and a ‘nature-positive’ biodiversity strategy.

Scope 3: The Holy Grail of Walking Our Climate Talk

Managing these external emissions is hard, as they often lie outside of a company’s direct control. How do you get a supplier to change its practices? How do we capture these emissions data points? How do we assess the data quality?

Cartier, Kering Lead Initiative to Future-Fit Watch and Jewelry Production

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. The two luxury giants and the Responsible Jewellery Council have partnered on an industry-first initiative to broaden and strengthen efforts to transform the jewelry industry for climate resilience, with the SDGs at their core.

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1.8M Fairtrade Farmers to World Leaders: 'Keep Your Climate Promises'

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Signed by Fairtrade producers in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the letter warns governments of developed nations that their lack of climate action is threatening farmers' livelihoods and global food supplies.

Holistic Approach to US Cotton-Growing Yielding Benefits for Flora, Fauna and Farmer

As consumers demand that brands and retailers provide more sustainable products and ask for transparency, companies understand that these need to start at the very beginning — in the dirt, so to speak.

A Just Transition: How Nestlé is Taking a New Approach Across Our Value Chain

Whether in our personal lives or in business, doing only what is required or expected is generally unsatisfying. If your plan of action means doing the bare minimum, the status quo is the likely result.

Can We Evolve from the Chip Shortage to Better Supply Chains and Consumption Habits?

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. As the global chip shortage drags on and demand for electronics exceeds supply, we hope that the market for refurbished electronic devices and a circular economy will gain more traction.

P&G Becomes Latest Multinational to Accelerate Climate-Action Plans

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. The consumer goods giant has shared a new Climate Transition Action Plan, new science-based targets and a goal of net-zero emissions — Scope 1-3 — by 2040.

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Can the Food Sector Survive the Water Crisis?

New data from the IPCC shows that more frequent, intense droughts could squeeze the food sector with too little water. This year, we are getting a glimpse of what that might look like.

Tractor Beverage Co. Offers Living Case Study in Linking Regenerative Ag to Large-Scale Foodservice

With novel flavors and tough farming standards in tow, the Idaho startup is bringing healthier “softer” drinks to a hardy corner of the beverage market — in a way that really links the farmer to the cup.

Nestlé Asks Consumers How They Would Navigate Quest for Sustainable Palm Oil

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Nestlé hopes that a new interactive platform, Beneath the Surface, will give viewers better insight into the complexity of palm oil supply chains and insight into how choices they make under different scenarios can lead to a range of outcomes and consequences.

Supply Chains Are the Achilles’ Heel of Food Company Climate Action

Companies cannot credibly address climate risk without disclosing and reducing their supply chain emissions. Through Food Emissions 50, investors are issuing an urgent call to action for companies to raise their ambition to disclose emissions, set targets and implement climate-transition action plans.

KDP Expands Commitments to ‘Do Good’ in 2021 and Beyond

After an unprecedented year, Keurig Dr Pepper’s 2020 Corporate Responsibility Report reveals how partnerships, innovation, transparency and investment allowed the company to achieve goals and launch industry-first new commitments.

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