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

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.

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?

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

McCormick & Co Partners to Offer Suppliers Sustainability-Linked Financing

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. Through a new partnership with IFC and Citi, McCormick’s herbs and spices suppliers can qualify for discounted rates on short-term working-capital financing when they meet McCormick’s sustainability standards.

Porsche, Tesla Partner with Materials Suppliers to Increase Sustainability of EV Batteries

BHP will now supply some of the world’s lowest-carbon nickel to Tesla, while BASF will supply Porsche with high-energy cathode active materials and recycle battery-production waste to close the loop.

Startup Aiming to Redesign Food Industry, One Plant-Based ‘Suppa’ at a Time

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Future Fit Foods’ line of nutritious, sustainably sourced, freeze-dried soups is the company’s first step in its mission to reinvent food from ingredients to packaging — and truly democratize sustainable nutrition.

Martini Asti to Be Made from 100% Sustainable Grapes by End of 2021

The Italian sparkling wine and vermouth brand celebrates its 150th anniversary with a milestone that pushes parent company Bacardi closer to achieving its 2025 goal of sustainably sourcing 100% of its key ingredients.

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