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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Supply Chain Waste, Consumer Demand Highlight Business Case for Transparency

Supply Chain Waste, Consumer Demand Highlight Business Case for Transparency

A new study examines the waste challenges companies are facing due to the global supply chain crisis and how they are being tackled, and how consumer priorities impact waste — they now report prioritizing product durability and transparency over sustainability.

COP27 Yields More Impressive Forest-Conservation Commitments; But Will Our Efforts Go Up in Smoke?

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. From COP27, we see more and more business initiatives focused on not only reaching sustainability, but averting a climate crisis and achieving nature positivity — but have climate-fueled forest fires already nullified our chances at an effective carbon market?

We Must Invest in the Missing Middle to Boost Smallholder Farmers’ Climate Resilience

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. By supporting smallholders to access agricultural innovation on their farms and in their communities, it will enable them to both thrive in a changing climate and contribute to tackling its causes.

Outdoor Drinkware Brands Join Forces to Drive Supply Chain Sustainability

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. Klean Kanteen, MiiR, Stanley and YETI have partnered to reduce emissions and establish science-based targets across their manufacturing supply chains.

McCain Foods Enters the Metaverse with Regen Fries, Showing Potential of ‘Farms of the Future’

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Through collaborations with Roblox and the first NFT-themed restaurant, Bored & Hungry, McCain is providing a fun way to help younger audiences understand the problems with conventional farming and the benefits of regenerative practices.

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COP27: Focus on Policy and Process, Not Promises

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. As world leaders prepare to gather for COP27, sharp focus is once again on how governments can tackle the ongoing climate crisis. But there is a danger that retailers and brands will take a ‘wait-and-see’ approach about any resulting policy change, rather than tackling the challenges head on.

The Sum of Small Efforts: Engaging Suppliers to Ensure Brand Plastic Reduction

Whether the priority is to reduce the plastic in packaging, increase the recycled content or just figure out where to start, it all begins with opening up a dialogue with suppliers. That is exactly what one major US retailer did when it sought to re-energise its plastics and packaging pledge during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘WhatIF’ More Foods Were Made This Way? Meet the Company Feeding Both People and Soil

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. By creating supply chains around nutritionally dense, easy-to-grow but mostly overlooked ingredients that help restore soil health, WhatIF Foods envisions a more just, beneficial food system tailored to meet the needs of various regions.

Making the Dream Work: Equipping Suppliers for the Climate Action Journey

A collaborative, network approach is helping global companies meet their suppliers where they are and ensure they have the resources and know-how to rise to growing imperatives to reduce climate impacts.

3rd Annual Fairtrade Mural Campaign Reminds Us All to Prioritize a Fair Deal for Farmers

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. By celebrating the growers behind popular chocolate and tea brands, the murals remind the public to ‘Choose the world you want’ by supporting products and brands that help give farmers a sustainable livelihood.

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Connected Products Platform Illuminates ‘Soul’ of Garments by Improving Supply Chain Visibility

By enabling raw material traceability at scale, Avery Dennison’s atma.io helps brands account for varying environmental footprints through more granular supply chain data, and empowers consumers to hold brands accountable to their sustainability promises.

Innovation and Data Driving Sustainability in US Cotton Industry

As pressures mount to make fashion more sustainable, brands, retailers, policymakers and industry leaders are all seeking assistance and assurances that global supply chains are using verified data and technology to improve the industry's footprint.

This Company Is Sowing the Seeds for a Scalable Regenerative Ag Revolution

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Regrow’s climate-smart digital platform is making regenerative farming accessible and scalable for scientists, farm advisors, growers and conservationists, while pushing food giants toward their net-zero goals.

Brands Are Only as Strong as the Weakest Link in Their Supply Chain

Demand for low-cost goods has pushed manufacturing into the farthest regions of the world — many of which are increasingly vulnerable to climate change and harsh conditions. Eliminating the most vulnerable links only creates more problems; brands are only as strong as the weakest link in their supply chain.

FTC Cashmere Models New Approach to a Truly Sustainable Supply Chain

The dire social and environmental consequences of opaque fashion supply chains have been laid bare; and consumers now demand that brands have clear, verifiable visibility throughout their supply chains. FTC shows that it can be done — but it requires a vastly different way of thinking.

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Diageo Innovation Fund to Help Smallholder Farms in Africa Withstand Climate Change

Diageo has committed to cultivating solutions to enable the farmers in its African supply chain — who are particularly vulnerable to the effects of increasing droughts and floods — to maintain steady farming cycles and income in a climate-changing world.

Tazo’s Transition to Regenerative Organic a Linchpin of Tea Industry’s Sustainability Ambitions

The tea brand’s ‘Regenerative Roadmap’ aims to completely reimagine the way Tazo creates its teas, and plays a key role in industry giant ekaterra’s overarching sustainability strategy.

Coca-Cola Bottler Launches Partnerships to Optimize Its Supply Chain — on a Financial and a Molecular Level

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP), the world’s largest Coca-Cola bottler and one of the world's leading consumer goods companies, has embarked on two potentially game-changing, collaborative initiatives to fast-track sustainability innovation throughout its supply chain.

Ben & Jerry’s, Tony’s Chocolonely Begin ‘Love A-Fair’ in Name of 100% Slavery-Free Chocolate

The two companies known for their passion for social justice and ethical chocolate have joined forces to end modern slavery and child labor in the cocoa industry.

4 Things We Must Get Right to Truly Transform the US Agriculture System

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. As regenerative ag gains momentum in the US, how do we ensure that the transition of the food system materializes in a way that supports equitable economic prosperity while allowing people and planet to flourish long term? Here are four areas where today’s decisions will shape US agriculture’s future trajectory.

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