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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.

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.

Markets Will Reward Brands That Are De-Risking Their Supply Chains

While the volatility of economic change around us can be distracting, one thing remains clear: A new generation of expectations is shifting business for good.

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.