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

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 Other 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.

Seeing the Forest for the Trees: Dispelling Sustainable Forestry Misconceptions

At WestRock, we are helping people better understand the importance of virgin fiber — and the role sustainably managed forests play in ensuring that we continue to protect and reinvest in this valuable, renewable resource.

How to Streamline Supply Chain Emissions Accounting

Climate change exposure and carbon emissions remain barriers to resilient supply chains. Here, South Pole and SupplyShift discuss new developments in supply chain visibility that can help mitigate these risks once and for all.

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Just Brands ’21: Where the Rubber Meets the Long, Bumpy Road to Truly Equitable Workplaces

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. At Sustainable Brands’ latest Just Brands event, experts from across the spectrum of business discussed corporate efforts to support diversity, equity, inclusion and justice issues — and how stakeholders will no longer tolerate a gap between commitments and actions.

Trending: The North Face, Timberland, Vans Scaling Regenerative Supply Chains

Three of VF Corporation’s top outdoor apparel brands have committed to bold goals around circularity and scaling regenerative ag practices — including having all of their top materials be recycled, regenerative or renewable by 2025.

Rising to the Challenge: Meeting the World’s Demand for More Cotton While Using Less Land

US cotton growers have long been stewards of the land. They continue to adapt and innovate to develop more cotton with the space they have. The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol intends to build on this progress and create a smarter cotton future.

PepsiCo Aims to Regeneratively Farm 7M Acres by 2030

The company’s goal is to scale regenerative farming practices across its entire agricultural footprint, reduce at least 3 million tons of GHGs, and improve livelihoods of farmers across its supply chain.

10 Global Companies Take Action Towards Living Wages

Aldi, Fairphone, L’Oréal, Unilever and more are  taking action towards ensuring living wages for workers throughout their supply chains — and calling on others to do the same.

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Anheuser-Busch Revitalizes St. Louis Community, Spent Barley with New Production Facility

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. As part of a recently announced $1B planned investment across the US, a new production facility that repurposes spent grain will create jobs and further the brewer’s commitments to sustainability and the St. Louis Community.

Regenerative Agriculture: Soil Health, Herd Health, Human Health

Regenerative ag is a growing, dynamic movement that has potential for tremendous climate reversal and healthy food production. When even Neil Young says, “Put the carbon back in the soil," you know it’s time to get on board. 

Keurig Dr Pepper Taps into a New Era of Water Stewardship

KDP has found the power of partnerships to be the best primer for innovation and has worked alongside various groups, including direct competitors, all of whom bring to the table a vested interest in shared water resources.

Trending: Beverage Giants Ensuring Their Libations Are Sustainable, Down to the Roots

Bombay Sapphire and Starbucks are working with farmers to ensure complete supply chain sustainability for their gin and coffee, respectively.

Carbon Offsets: Sowing the Seeds of a Climate-Resilient Future

As companies race to address climate change, unlocking the carbon potential from responsibly managed forests creates a powerful new way for companies to offset their unavoidable emissions.

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Palm Oil — Redeeming an ‘Evil Crop’

In this excerpt from his new book, Honor Thy Label, Dr. Bronner's Gero Leson shares the company's years-long journey to establishing a stable supply chain for fair trade, organic palm oil.

4 Key Reasons to Embed Renewables Throughout Your Supply Chain

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. It can be challenging to drive sustainable change in a supply chain, but the impact of action far outweighs the risks of inaction. Here's why adopting renewables through your supply chain is the pathway to climate leadership.

Milwaukee Startup Helping Small African Farms Turn Waste into Livelihoods

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Agricycle wants to address poverty and put a dent in global food waste. So far, it has created nearly 7,000 livelihoods in Africa and diverted 177 tons of food waste — and counting.

Trending: Major Brands Partner to Cultivate Regenerative Ag Supply Chains

Allbirds, icebreaker and Smartwool throw their weight behind the industry’s first regenerative wool platform; and The North Face and three other companies join Indigo Ag’s program to incentivize farmers to shift to regenerative practices.

Environmental Risks to Cause $120B ‘Chain Reaction’ for Companies by 2026

The findings are a stark warning of the financial impact of environmental risks for both companies and consumers, as firms rally around the need for better management of environmental risks in product supply chains.

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