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Why Ethical Honey Brands Need to Start Making a Noise

In an ideal world, mass honey producers would care more about preserving the environment than profits. We need to arm consumers with the right information so they can make the ethical choice.

Trending: Fashion Giants Lining Up with Science-Based Targets

As Levi Strauss moves forward with its industry-leading climate action strategy, PUMA and Burberry are following suit with SBTi-approved science-based targets of their own.

One Degree Organics: The Case for Glyphosate-Free Certification

Cross-Posted from Chemistry, Materials & Packaging. While various agencies may continue to debate the safety of glyphosate, there’s no debate for us at One Degree Organics — and we have made a deliberate decision to ensure all our products are free from this questionable herbicide.

Multiplying Impact: Collaboration on Sustainability Powers Business Performance

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. As corporate responsibility attracts more attention, more and more companies are working with peers and competitors in their respective industries to accomplish sustainability-related goals.

Barry Callebaut, Unilever Pilot New Platform to Monitor Sustainability in Ag Supply Chains

By piloting the Equivalency Module with US farmers, Barry Callebaut and Unilever now benefit from streamlined sustainability assessment.

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Transparency Is the Outcome in a Process, Not the First Step

Cross-Posted from Marketing and Comms. H&M’s move towards transparency has been praised by competitors and consumers alike. But other firms looking to emulate this approach should understand that transparency is merely the end goal in a multi-step process.

SB'19 Detroit: Transparency, Alliances Unsnarling the Tangled Webs We Weave

SB'19 Detroit was full of rich discussions from brands, technology providers and alliances driving holistic changes in supply chains and other complex systems — and shining light on problems along the way.

MBDC, Toxnot Collaborate to Optimize Supply Chain, Material Transparency

An end-to-end solution — from supplier to sustainable product certification, designed to clean up products and global supply chains — goes live.

See Change: Real-Time Visibility Into Land Changes Key to Ending Deforestation

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. With technological advances in Earth observation, we may be only a few years away from screening commodity index funds for environmental risks the same way we account for other financially material risks in public equities today.

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

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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.

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.

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SB’19 Paris, Day 2: Virtuous Value Chains, Next-Gen CSR and Redesigning the #GoodLife

Cross-Posted from Collaboration. Our second day in Paris was chock-full of rich panel discussions with brands trading stories of the evolution of ideas and lessons learned — and still to be learned — on the long, windy road to creating a sustainable consumer economy.

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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