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Indigo Ag, Anheuser-Busch Rice-Growing Partnership a Major Win for Growers, Environment

Indigo Ag, Anheuser-Busch Rice-Growing Partnership a Major Win for Growers, Environment

After a successful pilot year, the two companies report GHG emissions and water savings well beyond their original targets — growers saved over 2 billion gallons of water and reduced emissions over 26%.

Trending: Brands Continue Work to Build Traceable, Regenerative Ag Supply Chains

In the name of continued improvement for the benefit and sustainability of their respective industries and the agricultural communities that supply them, Timberland and Hershey unveil new measures to ensure ethical supply chains for leather and cocoa, respectively.

New Report Reveals Roadmap to Transform US Ag System from Extractive to Regenerative

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 crisis, a new report from Forum for the Future highlights the critical role of regenerative agricultural practices in delivering future food system resilience.

Q&A: MSC on Ensuring Seafood Sustainability During, and After, a Global Health Crisis

In times of crisis, how much does traceable and sustainable seafood matter to consumers? These are some of the issues we discussed recently with Nicolas Guichoux, Chief Program Officer at the Marine Stewardship Council.

It’s Time to Listen: What Rural Agricultural Communities Need During COVID-19

As the pandemic continues, rural agricultural producers and their communities will need renewed levels of support and commitments from supply chain partners, to ensure their continued health and stability.

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Candy Giants Rated on Commitments to Create Better Chocolate

International advocacy groups publish joint consumer purchasing guide to more ethical chocolate choices, just in time for Easter.

World Water Day: Three Things to Remember Regarding Your Supply Chain

This World Water Day, businesses worldwide are challenged with making a change — to not only monitor and aim to reduce water use; but on a greater scale, to impact their overall environmental footprint and reach larger goals toward sustainability and a circular economy.

Driving Value in the Purpose Economy: It Starts with Supply Chain

Own your sustainability strategy and vision, and make it real. The impact of executing through the supply chain drives growth and company valuation, and protects your brand and society.

One Family: How Driscoll’s Is Working to Safeguard Its Farming Communities

Driscoll’s One Family philosophy has played a key role in helping the company navigate challenges such as labor standards, immigration reform and water stewardship. We spoke to Soren Bjorn, President of Driscoll's of the Americas, about the impact it has had on the farming communities who produce its berries.

Looking Ahead: Operational Impacts of Supply Chain Disclosure, Due Diligence Laws

As many G20 nations work to curb modern slavery, organizations must be prepared for the residual impacts of the evolving legislation landscape.

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Regenerative Sourcing Helping Companies Meet Sustainability Goals

Regenerative agriculture can be a powerful tool for helping companies to reach climate and sustainability goals that can be promoted through responsible sourcing strategies.

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.

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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.

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.

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