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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.

‘We Are All Wearing Oil:’ Campaign Calls for Fair Phase-Out of Fossil Fuels from Fashion

An impressive panel of activists, climate and human rights leaders launched a campaign at Climate Week NYC calling for prompt, radical, legislative action to break the fashion industry’s intrinsic links to fossil fuels.

AI Is Helping Brands Address Forced Labor in Supply Chains

As companies have faced reputational risk due to the uncovering of labor abuses from suppliers that many did not even realize were supplying them, there’s been a push to better manage and ensure supply-chain transparency — with technology playing a key role.

Nestlé, Cargill, CCm Upcycling Cocoa Shells into Low-Carbon Fertilizer

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. As part of Nestlé’s bid to source 50% of its key ingredients from regenerative-ag methods by 2030, the three are turning the waste steam into a win-win, circular solution for food companies and farmers alike.

bluesign Continues to Clean Up Fashion with Expansion into Denim, Footwear

Partnerships with brands including Madewell and Vibram will help adapt bluesign’s existing standards and guidelines for two untapped industries.

Collaborative Relationships Key to Overcoming Obstacles on the Path to a Circular Economy

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. Forging strategic partnerships can unlock immediate win-win solutions while also creating a roadmap for future success across the supply network.

ISSB Urged to Prioritize Human and Worker Rights in Next Set of Reporting Standards

The investor letter asserts that the financial materiality of human rights-related topics – and the critical role of human rights due diligence in identifying business risks – has never been clearer, and that ‘investors are in dire need of a unified social disclosure framework.’

2 New Reports Zero in on Materials’ Biggest Impacts in Fashion Supply Chains

The publicly available reports, commissioned by the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, are part of a roadmap toward industry decarbonization.

More Companies with Large Water Footprints Are Taking Action; But Gaps Remain

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. Adequate water-stewardship goals must address the full range of water issues across the value chain — including amount of water used, impacts on water quality, ecosystem health and communities’ access to safe water.

Why a Circular Dress Code Will Always Be in Style

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. Technology is the magic thread weaving the circular textile narrative together to ensure that fashion isn’t just a statement — but a sustainable, end-to-end lifecycle that respects our planet.

In Response to Uyghur Forced Labor Scrutiny, Supply Chains Are Becoming More Opaque

Since the passage of the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act in 2022, which banned US imports from companies linked to it, solar-industry sourcing is becoming 'less transparent.' Now, the results of inaction are affecting suppliers for car batteries and printers.

How Food Companies Are Incentivizing Suppliers to Rein in GHGs

A new report from WWF examines the efficacy of rewards for climate-smart on-farm practices in getting suppliers’ help in eliminating Scope 3 emissions.

Beyond Recycling: Report Highlights Need for Circular Approach to Critical Raw Materials

Cross-Posted from The Next Economy. The report from CISL's Corporate Leaders Group showcases the challenges, opportunities and business best practices of embracing more circular practices in CRM use through case studies from Ball, Volvo Cars and more.

Advanced Livestock Genetics Are Making Protein Production More Sustainable

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Historically, corporate carbon-reduction strategies haven't looked to genetic innovations as a viable Scope 3 reduction opportunity; but it is one of the most important considerations for improving the sustainability of livestock production.

Woodford Reserve Pilot Aimed at Bringing Rye, and Regenerative Practices, Closer to Home

The bourbon producer is partnering with the University of Kentucky and a local trade group to find an economically and environmentally viable strain to support one of its key ingredient needs.

From Mealworms to Meals: How Ÿnsect Is Cultivating a Food Revolution

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. The French company is poised to meet the nutrition challenges posed by a growing population and a climate- and resource-challenged agricultural future.

How General Mills Is Collaborating to Scale a Resilient Ag Revolution

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. The global foodmaker has joined forces with Regrow Ag to cultivate resilience throughout its agricultural supply chain — and encourages other food companies to follow suit.

Is the Chocolate Industry Ready for Europe’s Strict Due Diligence Requirements?

The EU’s mandatory environmental and human rights due diligence laws will require companies, traders and farmers around the world to rethink how they source major commodities. But cacao may be the one to watch to see the impacts of these regulations.

Nestlé Advances Efforts to Source Key Ingredients Grown with Regenerative Ag Practices

The food giant is investing to help US farms in its DIGIORNO wheat and tomato supply chains shift to more holistic agricultural practices.

Industry of All Nations’ Undyed Cotton Initiative Shows Proof of Concept for a More Natural End Product

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. The popularity of the company’s undyed apparel collection proves the business case and consumer demand for more consciously produced, less toxic clothing.

10K Farmers, 18 Countries, 8 Commodities & 4 Ways to Co-Create an Equitable, Sustainable Food System

For all the time and money spent examining challenges in global agriculture, little is spent understanding farmers’ perspectives. The Small Farmer Atlas is a starting point for companies and policymakers to center the perspectives of small-scale farmers in the design of sustainability and procurement policies.