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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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Molson Coors’ Newest Sustainable Farming Initiatives Brewing Future-Proof Beer

“Without barley, we have no beer — it’s that simple. Helping our growers future-proof their own businesses makes sense for ours.” — Bill Dempsey, Molson Coors’ Chief Procurement Officer

BASF, Estée Lauder, RSPO Partner to Enhance Sustainable Palm Oil Production

The goal is to improve farmer livelihoods and their sustainable production of palm oil and palm kernel oil, through continuous education and technical support on implementing and maintaining sustainable palm oil practices.

Nespresso’s 'Reviving Origins' Program Revitalizing Coffee Regions Under Threat

Brand ambassador George Clooney visits farms in Puerto Rico and shines a light on the impact coffee can have on a community.

Timberland, Wrangler, VF Foundation Support Regenerative Ranching Research

Research aims to demonstrate economic and environmental gains for sustainable ranching practices. The systems-based research project focuses on 12 interrelated topics — including soil carbon and water, greenhouse gas emissions, and livestock wellbeing and resilience.

Technology Partnerships Bridge Gaps Among Landscapes, Communities, Stakeholders

Private companies increasingly recognize the role they play in global conservation efforts. Technology providers have smartly strategized ways to make business operations more efficient than ever before and aid corporations in meeting their commitments to sustainability.

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Study of Diamond Mining Reveals Impact on Local Communities, Challenges Stereotypes

Trucost finds the world’s large-scale diamond producers infuse billions of dollars in benefits into communities, provide higher than national average wages and are working to minimize environmental impacts.

Tracking Your Forest Sustainability Efforts Is Now Affordable, Fast, Accurate

With a new application from Global Forest Watch (GFW) set to be released soon, companies will be able to track all their forest-related sustainability efforts in one secure place.

New Platform to Help Rubber Industry Address Environmental Damage

Rubber plantations are a growing driver of deforestation worldwide, particularly in Southeast Asia and Western Africa. Mighty Earth joins Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber as founding member.

Food, Beverage Giants Working with Growers to Cultivate Next-Gen Ag Practices

Anheuser-Busch partnership will produce more efficient rice-growing practices, while General Mills has committed to regenerate 1M acres of farmland by 2030.

Report: Orgs Committed to UNGC Outperform on Supply Chain Sustainability

A new EcoVadis report finds that the greatest gaps between UNGC participants and nonparticipants are in the Sustainable Procurement and Environment themes.

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How SAP's Purposeful Customer Network Solves Business & World Challenges

“Be authentic. You may have lost it for whatever reason: acquisition, merger, leadership changes, a value prop has evolved … but never forget where you came from.” — Alicia Tillman, SAP

EDF Unveils Crowdsourced Platform to Accelerate Sustainable Supply Chains

Site offers tools to help supply chain professionals meet corporate environmental targets.

Living Incomes for Farmers Key to Ensuring Sustainability of Cocoa

New Fairtrade Foundation campaign calls on the UK government and companies to end ‘shameful’ exploitation of cocoa farmers by 2030, in line with the SDGs.

That’s the Spirit: Optimizing the Inputs, and Outputs, of Alcohol

Players large and small are innovating to optimize what goes into — and comes out of — alcohol production.

Global Investors Challenge Fast Food Companies on Climate, Water Risks

Over 80 investors warn that “animal agriculture is the world’s highest-emitting sector without a low-carbon plan.”

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EMF: Unhealthy Food Production Making Healthy Eating Impossible

Hidden killers caused by food production are making healthy eating impossible for people around the world, according to a new report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Reducing Transport Emissions in Electronics Supply Chains, the 'SmartWay'

Electronics manufacturers are asking for more sustainability data from suppliers as the demand for CSR extends throughout the supply chain.

Tiffany & Co. Begins New Era of Diamond Transparency

Tiffany begins disclosing the provenance of its diamonds, commits to 100% geographic transparency.

World's Largest Palm Oil Trader Gives Forest Destroyers Nowhere to Hide

After an intensive global campaign by Greenpeace, Wilmar International has published a detailed action plan to map and monitor its palm oil suppliers. This week, the world’s largest palm oil trader, Wilmar International, published a detailed action plan to map and monitor all of its suppliers. If implemented, this would put the palm oil giant — which supplies 40 percent of the world’s palm oil — one step closer to finally eliminating deforestation from its supply chain, and would have major implications for the rest of the industry.

'Value Change' Program to Help Companies Handle Tricky Scope 3 Emissions

The recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sounds an alarm: “Limiting global warming to 1.5°C …requires rapid and far-reaching transitions in energy, land, urban infrastructure … and industrial systems.”

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