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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.

PepsiCo Invests $216M to Support Regenerative Ag Transformation on Over 3M Acres of US Farmland

Practical Farmers of Iowa, Soil and Water Outcomes Fund, and the Illinois Corn Growers Association partner with PepsiCo to drive large-scale adoption of regenerative agriculture practices.

Lundberg Family Farms Launches First US-Grown Regenerative Organic Certified Rice

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. The California rice producer has helped establish the first standards for regenerative rice and set a goal for its entire crop to be ROC by 2027.

The Problem with Recycling, Part 2: Increasing Recycled Content in New Products

Cross-Posted from Waste Not. This is the second in a three-part series covering key opportunities to turn “the plastic recycling problem” into a circular economy for plastics.

Natural Rubber Production Driving Responsible Forestry

Many natural rubber users cannot claim that their rubber is sourced responsibly due to the highly fragmented market at the top of the supply chain. But a growing number of brands are using their influence to change that.

Investor Coalition to Engage Seafood Sector on Key Nature Risks, Impacts

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. New WWF research shows some banks and investors recognize the potential for ESG risks in seafood but most lack robust or actionable policies.

Tractor Beverage Co Furthers Commitment to Transparency with Organic Impact Tracker

Tractor becomes the first beverage brand to track and disclose impact data about its ingredients — as 7 in 10 consumers express interest in how their beverage choices impact the planet.

New Coalition Hailing Blockchain as Linchpin of Successful Climate Action

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. The Blockchain x Climate Leadership Network is an activist-to-industry coalition of international stakeholders collaborating to define and create principles for meaningful blockchain initiatives to address the climate crisis.

Addressing Fashion’s Footprint at Farm Level Through Verified Sustainability Data

Investing in data and transparency in anticipation of disclosure demands will give brands and retailers greater visibility into their supply chains, so they will be better positioned to weather the changing regulatory landscape.

Most Businesses Don’t Understand Scope 3 Emissions — Here’s Why

Tackling Scope 3 emissions is a daunting task; companies must collaborate with their suppliers to understand their carbon literacy, and then work together to take steps towards reducing emissions.

We Must Protect and Support Our Local Dairy Farms

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. In many parts of the US, the dairy farmer is a staple in the agricultural landscape; yet many multi-generational dairies are closing their barn doors. Solutions such as anaerobic digesters not only help farms mitigate their environmental impacts, they create new revenue streams and cost savings.

Investors Can No Longer Ignore China’s Lagging ESG Performance

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. For brands that pulled out of Russia after the invasion of Ukraine, the cost was in the billions. But Russia is a tiny economy compared to China; and the costs of inaction on ESG issues could be multitudes of magnitude bigger.

Consumer Product Brands Embrace Responsible Forestry

When it comes to forest products, Bio Pappel, HP, Melissa & Doug, REI and Amazon are all leaders in responsible sourcing. What does this commitment look like in practice?

Outdoor Apparel Brands Present Path to Lower-Impact Textile, Apparel Factories

Cross-Posted from Cleantech. Study by Burton, New Balance, Patagonia, REI, Gore and the Outdoor Industry Association reveal major CO2, cost and energy savings with decarbonized heating processes.

Farm-Level Data, Regenerative Practices Shaping the Future of US Cotton

These types of farming practices will ensure the soil used to grow cotton remains healthy enough to grow the crop year after year.

‘Clean Beauty’ Is Just a Pipe Dream If Sustainability Gets Left Behind

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. Every year, 3B trees are turned into paper packaging for the products we buy — including for many ‘clean’ beauty brands. These brands must take the same holistic approach to their packaging as their ingredients.

Tech Titans Embrace Responsible Forestry

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. While many companies focus sustainability efforts on their products and other consumer touch points, two of tech’s largest companies are including large facility construction and remodel projects as a foundation to their efforts having a ‘nature-positive’ approach.

Forget Crypto: How Blockchain Helps Enhance Supply Chain Sustainability, Transparency

Until recently, brands have had very little visibility into what’s happening at the farthest reaches of their supply chains. Immutable blockchain data has begun to play a central role in helping companies ensure compliance and earn trust on the global market.

Driving Responsible Forestry at Scale: An Interview with P&G Forester Chris Reeves

As a purchaser of wood pulp for its Bounty and Charmin brands, Procter & Gamble has an influence on driving responsible forest practices for its suppliers. But P&G needs help driving scale — more companies must make good on responsible sourcing commitments to meet the needs of the market, as well as a fragile natural world.

Trending: Reports Call for Fashion to End Its Wicked Ways

New reports by Zero Waste Europe and Planet Tracker slam the industry for piecemeal attempts at sustainability and circularity; where it fails to adopt more holistic approaches and take greater responsibility for environmental and social issues, investors must help move the needle.

PDX Redesign Supports Local Communities, Forests and Biodiversity Through Supply Chain Traceability

The PDXNext redesign of Portland International Airport’s main terminal involved a first-of-its-kind supply chain that supported the regional timber industry; and ensured wood traceability and equitable sourcing from local tribal, private and public landowners’ responsibly managed forests.