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How to Better Manage Supply Chain Climate Risks

How to Better Manage Supply Chain Climate Risks

Supply chains are responsible for up to four times the greenhouse gas emissions of a company’s direct operations and yet half of major companies’ key suppliers don’t provide requested climate data to their corporate customers, according to a study produced by CDP and written in partnership with BSR. The report … Read more »

How to Better Manage Supply Chain Climate Risks

How to Better Manage Supply Chain Climate Risks

Supply chains are responsible for up to four times the greenhouse gas emissions of a company’s direct operations and yet half of major companies’ key suppliers don’t provide requested climate data to their corporate customers, according to a study produced by CDP and written in partnership with BSR. The report … Read more »

DNV GL Launches Recommended Practice on Thermoplastic Composite Pipes

DNV GL has launched a recommended practice (RP) that allows oil and gas operators to choose thermoplastic composite pipes instead of steel or traditional flexibles, enabling substantial cost reductions throughout the project lifecycle. Thermoplastic composite pipes are a new, lightweight pipe alternative that offer advantages across all stages of the … Read more »

The Home Depot Exceeds 2015 Carbon Reduction Goals

The Home Depot has reduced its supply chain carbon emissions by 35 percent in 2015 over 2008 levels, significantly surpassing the 20 percent reduction goal it set in 2010, according to the company’s 2015 Sustainability Report. The Home Depot also reported that its stores have reduced energy use by 30 … Read more »

We Need Clean Investments in Our Supply Chains from Field to Fork

We Need Clean Investments in Our Supply Chains from Field to Fork

The COP21 climate talks in Paris attracted world leaders to discuss how to adapt to and mitigate climate change risks. The negotiations brought attention to the threat climate change poses to the private sector and agriculture. Globally, small farmers make up one of the most important frontline communities that are … Read more »

Kellogg Pledges to Slash Operations Emissions 65% by 2050

Kellogg has announced new science-based emissions targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its operations 65 percent and help its suppliers reduce their emissions 50 percent by 2050 against a 2015 baseline. Science Based Targets is a joint initiative by CDP, the UN Global Compact, the World Resources Institute and … Read more »

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COP21: Strong Climate Policy Leads to Lower Business Costs, CEOs Say

Two new draft texts for a climate deal were released today at COP21, with additional drafts expected to follow as governments negotiate a global climate deal in Paris. Business leaders, meanwhile, continue to step up their efforts to influence climate policy. CEOs of seven apparel companies — Levi Strauss & … Read more »

Catalyst Program Facilitates Sustainable Manufacturing

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has launched the Catalyst Program, which was created for individuals in the manufacturing sector looking to advance sustainability conversations within their own companies. With the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard as a guide, the program aims to help participants make safe, regenerative … Read more »

America Recycles Day Should Be Every Day

America Recycles Day Should Be Every Day

America Recycles Day came and went without much fanfare this year. Yet it is still a powerful reminder to us not only how far recycling has come since it became a mainstream practice in the 1970s, but also that it still faces significant challenges. Recycling is at a crossroads as … Read more »

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Radical Rethink: The Birth of Circular Manufacturing

Capitalizing on the significant new business opportunities offered by circular economics can be best realized by developing three key approaches: shifting from asset owning models to service based ones, utilizing the Internet of Things technology to track products and materials and developing strong take back systems. Circular economics is fast … Read more »

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Is 3D Printing the Future of Sustainable Manufacturing?

3D printing increases efficiency and reduces waste, making it a valuable tool in efforts to make manufacturing more sustainable. Its applications range from medical devices to aerospace — and possibly even drinking water. Earlier this month General Electric announced a project with the Department of Energy that uses 3D printed … Read more »

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Global CEOs Urge ‘Ambitious Climate Deal’ at COP21

CEOs from 78 global companies — including PepsiCo, Dow Chemical, Nestlé, Unilever, and Accenture — are urging governments to work with them to co-design climate solutions ahead of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris. The conference will see the leaders … Read more »

AT&T to Enable Carbon Savings 10X Its Own Footprint by 2025

AT&T to Enable Carbon Savings 10X Its Own Footprint by 2025

AT&T has set a goal to enable carbon savings 10 times the footprint of its operations by 2025. To achieve this, AT&T will engage with customers, companies and non-governmental organizations on tactics to drive reductions in emissions and increases in resource efficiency. The company has built a roadmap to 2025 … Read more »