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Automotive Industry Has Mixed Feelings About Trump’s Approach to Fuel Standards

Automotive Industry Has Mixed Feelings About Trump’s Approach to Fuel Standards

The auto industry has mixed feelings about how the Trump administration is approaching the fuel economy standards enacted under the Obama administration, with at least the parts makers saying that they need such certainty to remain economically viable.

Samsung Won’t Consort with Korindo; NGOs Claim Credit

Samsung Won’t Consort with Korindo; NGOs Claim Credit

Samsung IT says its subsidiary will not pursue any business with the Korean-Indonesian conglomerate Korindo, a company linked to rainforest destruction practices. A petition, launched by SumOfUs.org and delivered by Mighty Earth directly to Samsung’s Corporate Social Responsibility team, was part of an extensive two-month campaign, calling on Samsung to drop the joint venture or any business partnership with Korindo. But Samsung IT still needs to clean up its palm oil practices, the groups say.

Has the Sustainable Fashion Industry Reached a Tipping Point?

Has the Sustainable Fashion Industry Reached a Tipping Point?

In the world of environmental management, hearing about clothing manufacturers chasing sustainable textiles, processes, and supply chains is nothing new. But the latest annual, elite fashion-fest in the Big Apple, New York Fashion Week, may just be an indication of how far the industry has come. And we may have reached a tipping point…

Tyson Foods: Sustainability Will Fund Itself, Increase Profits

Tyson Foods: Sustainability Will Fund Itself, Increase Profits

Tyson Foods says sustainability will play a key role in the company’s strategy and will be one element that will help the company reach an expected sales growth of about 6% next year. Blockchain technology, which allows the company to track its supply chain each step of the way and pinpoint any unsustainable practices, is already in use.

Samsung, BAT and ASML Holding Join Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Samsung, BAT and ASML Holding Join Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

Global investors are exploring ways to integrate ESG factors into their investments, and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices help investors evaluate the world’s largest companies in terms of their sustainability. Additions to this year’s list include Samsung and British American Tobacco, while companies dropped from the list include…

Consumers & Retailers Drive Speedy Growth of Sustainable Nonwoven Market

Consumers & Retailers Drive Speedy Growth of Sustainable Nonwoven Market

Every nonwovens producer is now claiming sustainability (though there are varying degrees of certified progress). In coming days, sustainable nonwovens will continue to take market share. Should you be pressuring your suppliers to get onboard?

Roundup of the Week’s Hurricane News, plus Updates on Ports & Railroads

Roundup of the Week’s Hurricane News, plus Updates on Ports & Railroads

Our editor summarizes Hurricane Harvey-related news from the week. Read on for logistics impacts, predictions on price increases for transportation (and oil), an update on transportation snarls, and a personal note…

Timberland Will Get Cotton from a Nifty New Supply Chain – Haiti – if Experiment Soars

Timberland Will Get Cotton from a Nifty New Supply Chain – Haiti – if Experiment Soars

Haiti had a bumper crop of cotton 30 years ago, but a combination of politics and policy buried it. Now, Timberland is working on an experiment to bring cotton back to the country and – if it’s successful – will purchase as much as 30% of the cotton from this new supply chain.

Home Improvement May See Helpful Hikes from Harvey; Others Mostly Hurt

Home Improvement May See Helpful Hikes from Harvey; Others Mostly Hurt

While some retail sectors may see a boost from Hurricane Harvey, the storm’s negative effects on business in Texas are likely to be significant. From gas price increases to shipping delays to an inability to operate, flood waters dampen more than just physical facilities.

Harvey Bullies South Texas: Deliveries Delayed, Shipping Rates Rise, Floods Threaten

Harvey Bullies South Texas: Deliveries Delayed, Shipping Rates Rise, Floods Threaten

The “flooding disaster” that Hurricane Harvey is expected to bring to South Texas could disrupt deliveries, destroy property, and boost shipping rates. Shipping lanes from Houston to Dallas, Laredo, San Antonio, Denver and Chicago, in particular, are expected to see disruptions.