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

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One Family: How Driscoll’s Is Working to Safeguard Its Farming Communities

Driscoll’s One Family philosophy has played a key role in helping the company navigate challenges such as labor standards, immigration reform and water stewardship. We spoke to Soren Bjorn, President of Driscoll's of the Americas, about the impact it has had on the farming communities who produce its berries.

Looking Ahead: Operational Impacts of Supply Chain Disclosure, Due Diligence Laws

As many G20 nations work to curb modern slavery, organizations must be prepared for the residual impacts of the evolving legislation landscape.

Regenerative Sourcing Helping Companies Meet Sustainability Goals

Regenerative agriculture can be a powerful tool for helping companies to reach climate and sustainability goals that can be promoted through responsible sourcing strategies.

Regenerative Agriculture: Not Just for Beef Anymore

Cross-Posted from Product, Service & Design Innovation. Beef is naturally at the forefront of the conversation around regenerative ag because of the direct and dramatic improvement properly managed ruminants can have on soil quality. But that doesn’t mean that other foods shouldn’t be held to the same standards.

Commodity Traders Need to Do Their Part in the Fight Against Deforestation in 2020

With a new year, a new decade and new levels of investor attention in play, global commodity traders should resolve to address their material risks from deforestation and disclosure their progress on no-deforestation commitments.

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CDP: Supply Chains Hold Key to 1GT of Emissions Savings

New report finds that over a billion metric tons (equal to emissions of Brazil and Mexico combined) of emissions would be saved if suppliers to just 125 multinationals increased their renewable electricity by 20%.

How Business Can Avoid Fuelling Conflict and Work to Build Peace

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. On the third and final day at the UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, it was clear all businesses are being asked to address a fourth ‘p’ — peace. As well as helping to prevent conflict, companies are increasingly taking responsibility for sustaining peace.

How Can Sustainability Professionals Uphold Mandatory Rules on Human Rights?

While we’ve seen steady if uncertain progress on human rights — and more from business than from governments — there are dangers if the message heard by business is one of complacency.

New Tool to Help Companies Zero in on Sources of Palm Oil Deforestation

WRI’s RADD (Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation) will be deployed initially in Malaysia and Indonesia, which together make up about 90% of palm oil production globally. According to WRI, it will detect deforestation weeks faster than existing optical-based systems.

Serious About Scope 3: Pioneering Companies Embracing Complexity, Reaping the Benefits

There’s no doubt Scope 3 emissions reductions are challenging. How do you get supplier data? Without recognition toward climate performance targets, is it even worth it? Good news: Answers to these questions are becoming clear.

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Trending: CDP, LA, NYC Call for Radical Shift in Companies’ Treatment of Forests

Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk. New CDP research says industry 2020 zero-deforestation commitments are now impossible; and Councilmembers and Indigenous activists in New York and LA call for a boycott of Brazilian meat companies and a shift toward plant-based diets.

Combating Child Labor on India’s Tobacco Farms

Cross-Posted from Behavior Change. Child labor and other labor abuses are recurring problems characteristic to tobacco-growing and other agricultural communities in countries such as India. But Philip Morris International’s Agricultural Labor Practices is creating a step change.

How Rebalancing Power Dynamics Can Create More Sustainable Value Chains

From growers to sellers and consumers, there’s no doubt coffee touches billions of people every single day. But as coffee prices continue to decline, how can we address the underlying power dynamics that are driving unsustainable practices?

New Report Calls on Food Giants to Use Vanishing Water Resources More Efficiently

Third edition of 'Feeding Ourselves Thirsty' reveals improved water-management scores from industry giants such as Mars, Coca-Cola and Unilever, but finds insufficient corporate action overall in an increasingly water-stressed world.

Trending: Building Regenerative Fashion Supply Chains, from the Ground Up

A new partnership for Timberland aims to create sustainable leather supply chain; while inclusive apparel brand Everybody & Everyone aims to create better fashion from raw materials to end use.

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Purpose at Work: How Wrangler Is Creating the Next Generation of Sustainable Fashion

Wrangler is taking big steps to achieve sustainability. By tackling the industry’s biggest challenges, the jeans giant is carving out a competitive advantage and helping other apparel makers improve industry practices.

A 100-Year Journey: Achieving Sustainability for All in the Coffee Industry

Cross-Posted from Business Case. Global demand for coffee continues to rise, but climate change is expected to shrink suitable land for Arabica coffee beans by 50 percent by 2050. Japan's Key Coffee is working to protect the future of coffee, starting in Tana Toraja, Indonesia.

UN-Backed Chocolate Bar Enables Consumers to Directly Impact Farmer Livelihoods

The Other Bar is an experiment in influencing consumer behaviour through quantifiable proof of impact. If it can prove that consumers will buy and be loyal to impactful products, the hope is that bigger brands will want to follow suit, turning their marketing dollars into impact.

Mastercard, Clothing Giants Partner to Help Garment Workers Secure Financial Futures

Cross-Posted from Finance & Investment. By partnering with companies with labor-intensive supply chains, Mastercard is creating digital solutions to give workers more control and transparency over their earnings and savings.

Food Was Missing Ingredient at UN Climate Action Summit

Talk of energy, transport and construction filled the UN’s chamber, but animal agriculture avoided the limelight. The need for action by the sector came through clearly in a biodiversity roundtable attended by FAIRR.

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