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Why did Walmart take the unusual step to tackle chemicals?

Walmart recently announced progress on its groundbreaking Sustainable Chemistry Policy, a 2013 plan that set the stage for some 700 suppliers to rethink how they make more than 90,000 home and personal care products.

Addressing Supply Chain Risk, Sustainability in Strategic Plans

Addressing Supply Chain Risk, Sustainability in Strategic Plans

Although two of the biggest concerns in supply-chain management are risk and sustainability, they are often viewed separately when they should be addressed concurrently in strategic and operational plans, according to a report by The Conference Board. The report goes on to warn that keeping the two areas separate may … Read more »

Manufacturers: Sustainability is Everyone’s Responsibility

Manufacturers discussed their efforts to work within the sustainability supply stream and urged both upstream and downstream manufacturers to do the same at the Sustainable Manufacturer and Water 2.0 Conference & Exhibits in Chicago, according to Sustainable Manufacturer Network. Speaking at the panel, “Your Role in the Sustainable Supply Chain,” … Read more »

Co-op, Nestle, Sainsbury’s to Cut Supply Chain Carbon Footprint

The Co-operative Group, Nestlé and Sainsbury’s have said they will improve the environmental performance of some of their products following research from the Product Sustainability Forum. An initial assessment of the environmental impact of grocery products, published by the Waste and Resources Action Programme on behalf of the PSF, analyzes the … Read more »

Building an Effective Data Acquisition Strategy: Acquiring Product Material and Compliance Data

Building an Effective Data Acquisition Strategy: Acquiring Product Material and Compliance Data

Managing the environmental performance of products is an increasingly complicated challenge for manufacturers who face a myriad of requirements from regulators, consumers and customers to control and report on the toxicity, recyclability and overall environmental impact of their products. Not only have governments, business partners and consumers demonstrated a clear … Read more »