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Cargill, Hershey’s, Mars Target Cocoa Supply Chain Sustainability

Cargill, Hershey’s, Mars Target Cocoa Supply Chain Sustainability

The bulk of a company’s environmental footprint — not to mention risk and expenses — occurs beyond the factory walls, in the supply chain. Multi-nationals are taking note, and targeting sustainable supply chain initiatives.

VF Sets Forests Policy, Extends Responsible Sourcing Across Supply Chain

VF Sets Forests Policy, Extends Responsible Sourcing Across Supply Chain

VF Corporation, whose brands include The North Face, Timberland, Wrangler and Lee, today released its first-ever Forest Derived Materials Policy, which sets purchasing guidelines and commits the company and its suppliers to using sustainable forest materials and products. The announcement comes as several other multi-nationals have recently developed similar forest products purchasing … Read more »

Purchasing Tool IDs Wood, Paper Products with Lower Environmental Impacts

Purchasing Tool IDs Wood, Paper Products with Lower Environmental Impacts

The North American Environmental Paper Network and SCS Global Services have developed a new product category rule specifying rules for life cycle assessment focused on wood and paper.

Davos 2017: Auto, Energy Giants Pledge $1.5 bn Hydrogen Investment, Multinationals Partner on Supply Chain Traceability, TerraCycle Recycles Cigarettes

Davos 2017: Auto, Energy Giants Pledge $1.5 bn Hydrogen Investment, Multinationals Partner on Supply Chain Traceability, TerraCycle Recycles Cigarettes

Environmental management is taking center stage at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Sustainable Supply Chains: Ralph Lauren Is Latest Corporation to Commit to Sourcing Materials from Responsible Suppliers

Sustainable Supply Chains: Ralph Lauren Is Latest Corporation to Commit to Sourcing Materials from Responsible Suppliers

Ralph Lauren Corporation has developed sustainable sourcing guidelines, making it the latest major multi-national to commit to better environmental management of its supply chain.

How Avery Dennison Helps Global Brands Shrink Their Environmental Footprint

How Avery Dennison Helps Global Brands Shrink Their Environmental Footprint

Avery Dennison works with its customers — from fashion designers and apparel makers paper manufacturers — as well as its suppliers to rethink their approach to sustainable design and production.

Here’s the Beef with Corporate Supply Chain Deforestation

Companies worldwide have started to make good on promises to eliminate forest destruction from their supply chains, according to two new reports. But progress is too gradual, they warn.

Heathrow Airport Saves $310,000, 130 Million Liters of Water Using GE Water Treatments

Heathrow Airport Saves $310,000, 130 Million Liters of Water Using GE Water Treatments

London’s Heathrow Airport has saved more than 130 million liters of water annually using General Electric’s water treatment technologies, GE says, adding that its technologies also saved the UK’s largest airport $310,000 in a year. Thirty-nine cooling towers across four terminals at the airport were treated with GE’s corrosion inhibitor, … Read more »

USGBC

LEED Green Building Credit Closes Illegal Wood Loophole

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has updated the LEED green building rating system in an attempt to stop illegal logging. “Today, it is possible to achieve the LEED wood credit and still have illegal wood in a LEED certified project,” said Scot Horst, USGBC chief product officer. “This is … Read more »

Cargill, WRI Partner to Manage Forests, Water Risk Across Supply Chains

Cargill, WRI Partner to Manage Forests, Water Risk Across Supply Chains

Cargill and the World Resources Institute (WRI) are teaming up to work across value chains to better manage deforestation and water risk. Under the 2-year partnership, Cargill will use WRI’s agricultural tools — maps, analytics and expertise — to improve its environmental management while WRI will benefit from Cargill’s global … Read more »

P&G

P&G Saves Almost $2 Billion in Waste, Energy Costs

Procter & Gamble has saved almost $2 billion through waste and energy savings since 2007, according to P&G vice president of sustainability Len Sauers, who announced the cost savings as the company released its latest sustainability report today. The report also details two new partnerships with Constellation Energy and EDF … Read more »