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Plastics Stories Help Boost Brands (Who Knew?)

Plastics Stories Help Boost Brands (Who Knew?)

“Storied plastics,” or plastics that are collected by waste stream, sorted by material type, and traced back to the original point of origin, are a good choice of material for use in packaging as companies attempt to improve their sustainability practices, writes Pierre-Francois Thaler, co-founder and co-CEO of EcoVadis (via … 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 »

Tradeshift, EcoVadis Team Up on Supply Chain CSR Performance

To help companies better monitor supply chain performance and advance sustainable purchasing, supplier collaboration platform Tradeshift has partnered with EcoVadis, creator of the first collaborative platform providing supplier sustainability ratings for global supply chains. The partnership will give Tradeshift customers access to EcoVadis’ supplier sustainability ratings. Companies are under ever-increasing … Read more »

‘Railsponsible’ Initiative Expected to Drive Railway Supply Chain Improvements

An initiative to drive sustainability throughout the railway supply chain has been created, with founding members committing to a vision whereby all suppliers have in place good practices and standards across all aspects of corporate social responsibility. The mission of the initiative is to embrace continuous improvement, share best practices, … Read more »

Sustainability KPIs Trending Upward

Outside of certain industries such as high tech and retail, procurement organizations haven’t universally defined and adopted sustainability key performance indicators (KPIs), according to research by EcoVadis and A.T. Kearney. Spend Matter reports on the study and says it also finds companies in supplier management are more concerned with “results-driven” … Read more »

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Partnership Aims to Streamline Sea Freight Supply Chain Reporting

EcoVadis and BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) have teamed up to standardize environmental reporting requests for the sea freight supply chain. Under the partnership, sustainable supply chain firm EcoVadis will align its environmental assessment questionnaires for sea carriers with the Clean Cargo Environmental Performance Survey framework. Clean Cargo members … Read more »

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BASF, Bayer Among Chemical Firms Pushing Supply Chain Sustainability

Chemical companies BASF, Bayer, Evonik Industries, Henkel, Lanxess and Solvay have concluded their first year of piloting sustainability assessments and audits in global supply chains. The companies’ joint initiative, Together for Sustainability (TfS), aims to develop and implement a global supplier engagement program that assesses and improves chemical sustainability sourcing … Read more »

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Cloud Computing ‘Can Reduce GHGs 95%, Save $2.2bn’

As cloud computing ramps up, it will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 95 percent, leading to savings of more than $2.2 billion, according to a study sponsored by Microsoft Europe and the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI). Expanding cloud usage beyond the basics to large-scale information and communication technology (ICT) will scale … Read more »

Software Monitors ICT Supply Chain Sustainability

Software Monitors ICT Supply Chain Sustainability

The Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI) has partnered with EcoVadis to launch an online platform to monitor sustainability practices in the information and communications technologies (ICT) sector supply chains. The Electronic Tool for Accountable Supply Chains (E-TASC) supply chain monitoring software from EcoVadis will allow the ICT industry to access data … Read more »

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CDP, Pure Strategies Help Firms Cut Climate Risks

Pure Strategies has partnered with the Carbon Disclosure Partnership in a move that the organizations say will help companies that disclose emissions to CDP reduce climate risks. Pure Strategies clients include Walmart, Stonyfield Farm, Seventh Generation and Millipore. The sustainability consulting firm says as a consultancy partner it will work … Read more »