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Supply Chain

How leading companies, NGOs and solution providers are working to address the myriad issues that can arise in any supply chain.

Tapestry, ASICS Share Insights on Supply Chain Transformation in TrusTrace Traceability Roadmap

Launched in collaboration with Fashion for Good, the Traceability Roadmap provides a step-by-step guide to implementing traceability to achieve ESG, compliance and business goals.

Where to Invest Efforts in the Era of Regulatory Uncertainty

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Between our responsibilities as sustainability professionals and a growing set of topics to learn about, impacts to track and regulations to meet, it’s hard to know where to focus to do the most good. To help distinguish between signal and noise, I take the following approach.

Global Fashion Houses, NGOs Call on Industry to Commit to Deforestation-Free Leather

The Deforestation-Free Call to Action for Leather calls on brands and retailers to ensure sourcing of bovine leather from deforestation-free supply chains by 2030 or earlier.

Community-Inclusive Supply Chain Helping Regenerate Ecosystems, Economies in South Asia

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. By thinking of suppliers more as business partners, companies such as Tengri are creating new models for ethical, regenerative supply chains.

Mejuri Becomes First Jeweler to Join Regenerative Mining Initiative

The jeweler joins forces with RESOLVE’s Regeneration initiative as part of its long-term vision to redefine sustainable luxury in jewelry.

How 2 Community-Focused Models Are Creating Value for Filipino Coconut Farmers

Creating truly sustainable models that benefit local communities is a serious and often challenging commitment. But the benefits can be tremendous — both for the business and those in impoverished rural farming regions.

Data-Driven Tools Are Helping Brands Address Uyghur Forced Labor in Their Supply Chains

Too many brands have long taken a lackadaisical approach to ensuring their supply chains are free of forced labor risk. That is no longer an option if they intend to walk their ethical talk.

Aquaculture Industry Must Become Regenerative or Fail to Meet Demand by 2050

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. Analysis from Planet Tracker finds diversifying farmed seafood production can close supply gap while tackling biodiversity risks, and calls on investors and lenders to help finance this regenerative transition.

Estée Lauder Companies Advances Financial Literacy for Women in Shea Supply Chain

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. The ELC Charitable Foundation’s work supports programs at the intersection of environmental sustainability and social impact, including investments in communities around the ELC supply chain.

Supply Chains Must Be a Key Focus of ESG Strategies — Here’s How to Stay Ahead of the Risk

A recent webinar took a deep dive into building a strategy that makes both business and compliance sense.

Food Companies: The Most Impactful Scope 3 Emissions Solutions Have Multiple Benefits

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Working towards halving food loss and waste by 2030 will help food and beverage companies mitigate their GHGs across all scopes. Supply chain collaborations and engagements that yield multiple environmental benefits are critical.

IKEA Has a Plan to Help All of Its Suppliers More Easily Switch to Clean Energy

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. So far, the company is facilitating access to renewables for suppliers in 13 countries through PPAs and a finance mechanism for suppliers keen to invest in onsite projects.

Social Sustainability Is the Next Supply Chain Frontier

Cross-Posted from Organizational Change. Eliminating negatives is about to become the minimum viable approach to social performance. Companies and suppliers benefiting people and communities will see stronger corporate brands and accelerated revenue growth.

PFAS-Removal Solutions for Consumer Products Show Promise But Remain Costly

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. In light of new EPA guidance and increased consumer awareness, remediation strategies for the so-called ‘forever chemicals’ are coming under increased scrutiny.

KIND Pledges to Exclusively Source Regeneratively Farmed Almonds by 2030

With the KIND Almond Acres Initiative, the snack bar brand begins work to future-proof its #1 ingredient.

Fashion Industry’s 4 Largest Women’s-Empowerment Programs ‘RISE’ to Scale Impact

RISE will build on the proven approaches and expertise of the four founding organizations, delivered through a growing network of local partners in Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Egypt and Pakistan.

Apple Products to Include 100% Recycled Cobalt, Rare Earth Metals by 2025

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Accelerated timeline for cobalt and other elements paves new path for key recycled metals in batteries, magnets and circuit boards.

Common Knowledge: Bring All Suppliers Along for Sustainable, Profitable Change

Despite many big brands working hard to meet decarbonization remits, one key facet remains out of touch on the journey to net zero — engaging the entirety of a supply base.

‘Secret Menu’ Reveals the Hidden Human Costs of the Food We Eat

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. Hundreds of customers who scanned QR codes for restaurant menus across Canada in the past two months likely stumbled on secret menus instead, which revealed the hidden human costs behind popular food items.

Bittersweet: New Developments in the Ongoing Quest for Sustainable Chocolate

While the 4th edition of the Chocolate Scorecard examines over 70 chocolate companies on their social and environmental performance, WNWN Food Labs’ ‘Wegg’ offers a look at a truly sustainable alternative.