How leading companies, NGOs and solution providers are working to address the myriad issues that can arise in any supply chain.
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.
The impact-driven chocolate brand doubled farmer premiums, further reduced child
labor and environmental impacts, and continued to grow its coalition of Mission
The often-arduous process for meeting sustainable certification requirements can
be daunting, if not prohibitive, for smallholder farmers. Digitizing the process
removes pain points for both farmers and the companies that source their crops.
The certification signifies attention to worker empowerment, fair wages and
more; but whether it will galvanize competitors and partners to make such a
commitment remains to be seen.
SustainCERT, through its Value Change Initiative and partnership with Regrow
Ag, is working to promote resilience across the cotton value chain.
By using recycled instead of newly mined silver and gold, Pandora avoids 58,000
tons of CO2 per year. The company expects that it will craft all new jewelry with
100% recycled silver and gold from the second half of 2024.
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Bayer and Perdue have joined forces to drive regenerative-ag practices
throughout the value chain to cut emissions, reduce environmental impact and
improve soil health at scale. We caught up with them to learn more.
By shortening supply chains, optimizing resource utilization and reducing waste,
nearshoring enhances economic resilience and embodies a shift towards a more
sustainable and environmentally conscious approach to manufacturing.
The two have partnered to help Stonyfield build out a program aligned with its
science-based climate targets that empowers its farmers with actionable insights
to bolster emission-reduction and carbon-sequestration efforts.
Abalobi's easily scalable app enables traceability previously unseen in small-scale fisheries and connects fishers directly with buyers — reducing dependency on middlemen, resulting in fairer prices and ethical produce for consumers.
On day one of this year’s UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, delegates
agreed that close engagement with all tiers of company supply chains will be
vital going forward.
Suppliers are critical to a circular transition as they source, move and transform 100B tonnes of materials through the global economy each year. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation highlights 9 areas for supply chain professionals to address to build circular supply chains.
The tour operator is reforesting 13 countries severely impacted by climate change and relaunching its Ripple Score — a tour-evaluation rating that lets travelers see how much of their trip fees remain in the communities they visit.
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Overcoming commodity dependence is a complex challenge. Here are steps that brands, impact investors and governments can take to help smallholder farmers in LLDCs benefit from the nutraceuticals market.
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With foundational support from Apple, Amazon, Meta, Nike, PepsiCo and REI, the Clean Energy Procurement Academy aims to equip companies with the knowledge required to shift to clean energy.
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SB’23 San Diego concluded with the inaugural Regenerative Agriculture Summit, in which players from the field explored the shared opportunities offered by regenerative ag — where sustainable practices intersect with economic growth.
Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms.
With engagement levels still low, SmartLabels are something of a sleeping giant. So, where’s the tipping point to awaken their full potential? How do we really drive that desire to engage?
At SB’23 San Diego, a variety of brands and innovators discussed on-the-ground improvements cleaning up global and regional supply chains — and how to drive them further.
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At SB’23 San Diego, we got several looks at some of the holistic, new approaches to agriculture that may just mitigate the risks in how our food — even meat — is produced.