In another sign of the increasing importance of supply chain sustainability, IKEA has launched a new supplier program that will allow its 1,600 suppliers to consume 100% renewable electricity in their production. About two-thirds of IKEA’s climate footprint is connected to the supply chain. The program will be introduced in ... Read more »
To advance its Ambition 2030 sustainability objectives, P&G has opened a new Product Supply Innovation Center (PSIC) in Germany’s Rhine-Main region. The Center will serve as a hub for collaboration with a network of local suppliers, tech companies, R&D institutions and top universities to develop solutions to decarbonize its global ... Read more »
New York has passed Bill S542A establishing guidelines for the procurement of low embodied carbon concrete. As I discussed recently about ECOPact and Skansa tests, trends towards reducing embodied carbon in concrete are continuing to build momentum. Concrete remains a critical barrier to climate-friendly buildings. It is responsible for at ... Read more »
Ford Motor Company is working on a supply-chain initiative focused on finding drop-in applications for carbon-negative PET plastic produced from sustainable wood residues. PET plastic helps make cars lighter and more fuel efficient, and often comprise a large percentage of a vehicle’s mass.
Governments aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050 must do more to spur the adoption of electric vehicles, according to a new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF). Electric vehicles represent a $7 trillion global market opportunity between today and 2030, and $46 trillion between now and 2050, but that won’t be enough to reach the goal unless certain measures are taken.
LafargeHolcim, a global building solutions firm, has recently introduced ECOPact, the industry’s broadest range of green concrete for high-performing, sustainable and circular construction. As I wrote in May, concrete remains a critical barrier to climate-friendly buildings. It is responsible for at least 7% of carbon emissions worldwide, according to clean ... Read more »
We are in the midst of a new ‘era of sustainability’ in which sustainably-based values, attitudes and preferences are driving lifestyle choices and buying decisions. Customers globally are ‘voting with their wallets.’ According to Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), which has established a Working Group on Sustainability Mindset representing ... Read more »
The farming industry stands to benefit financially from regenerative agriculture practices, Cargill chairman and CEO David MacLennan told members of the National Feed and Grain Association. In a study of 100 farmers across nine states conducted by The Soil Health Institute, researchers found that soil health management systems increased incomes for 85% of farmers growing corn and 88% of farmers
The next 10 years are likely to be dramatic in terms of electric heavy commercial vehicles; in China, the trend is already well underway, particularly with electric trucks, but the rest of the world is expected to follow in coming years. Though momentum is strong, the challenges are not insignificant — mostly relating to range and charging speed.
Analysis recently conducted by Zpyrme on federal data sets shows an astonishing 348% increase of electric vehicle (EV) sales in April 2021 (45,105 units sold), compared with April 2020 EV sales (10,073 units).
Mercedes-Benz has announced a new commitment to launch green steel in vehicle models by 2025, marking a significant step in the company’s efforts to decarbonize its supply chain. While many automakers have announced electric vehicle goals to address climate change, the industry still faces emissions issues from its supply chain. ... Read more »
With 8.1 million job openings and 9.8 million unemployed Americans looking for work, according to Kenan Institute, a partner of University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, there is a lot of career movement in the workplace. Sustainability is an especially hot hiring space right now, and likely will remain ... Read more »