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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Report: Holistic Solutions Needed to Future-Proof Edible Fats & Oils Industry

The Edible Fats and Oils Collaboration urges the food and feed industry to advocate for new policy that considers the sustainability aspects of all fats and oils in one holistic system, instead of vilifying individual ingredients.

On World Chocolate Day, Remember – Our Choices Can Change the Lives of Cocoa Farmers

A new campaign around World Chocolate Day aims to help consumers understand the exploitation that too often accompanies the farming, trade and production of chocolate treats — while highlighting the positive impacts of choosing fair and ethically sourced cocoa.

In the Race to Net Zero, Ignore Supply Chain Risks at Your Peril

Companies with a significant land footprint must act now to eliminate deforestation and conversion. If they don’t, the business risks are long-lasting, with emissions from deforestation remaining on balance sheets for the next 20 years.

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All Porsche Parts Will Now Be Made with Renewable Energy

Porsche has announced it is taking further steps to achieve its sustainability goals: The high-performance car maker is calling for its roughly 1,300 series suppliers to use exclusively renewable energy in the manufacture of Porsche components, starting this month.

The Root of Sustainability: US Cotton Farmers Dig Deeper in the Name of Healthy Soil

US cotton growers know that sustainability must start at the soil. Ensuring sustainable production for decades to come requires more than conscious growing practices — farmers must also have access to credible data on the soil’s health.

Healthier Supply Chains Supporting Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health’s Healthy Lives Mission

Cross-Posted from Our Healthy Lives Mission. Achieving Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health’s Healthy Lives Mission requires its supply chains to be healthy, as well. Here, Worldwide VP of Supply Chain Meri Stevens shares insights gained from collaborating with suppliers to achieve agility in complex supply chains.

Canopy Welcomes LVMH, 29 More Brands to Coalitions Working to Preserve the World’s Forests

Corporate participation in Canopy’s CanopyStyle and Pack4Good initiatives — which work with the world’s biggest brands to protect forests and transform destructive supply chains in the fashion and packaging industries, respectively — is at an all-time high.

Local or Global Supply Chains: What's Best for Achieving Regeneration?

This journey requires a collective intelligence and a fundamental shift in mindset: a new way of thinking in which ‘global,’ ‘regional’ and ‘local’ are no longer in opposition. It also comes with a new challenge to generate ‘scale’ with positive impacts.

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