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Global Food Companies Test IBM’s Blockchain System for Traceability

Global Food Companies Test IBM’s Blockchain System for Traceability

Over the past year, a group of top global retailers and food companies have been working with IBM on testing blockchain technology to improve traceability in their supply chains. The companies include Nestlé, Unilever, and Walmart. Now CIO Journal reports on how some of the tests are going.

Counter Culture Coffee Details Supply Chain Actions as Coffee Industry Faces, Addresses Challenges

Counter Culture Coffee Details Supply Chain Actions as Coffee Industry Faces, Addresses Challenges

In-depth: Specialty roaster and wholesaler Counter Culture Coffee’s latest sustainability report details its relationships with 67 different farmers and farmer groups, aiming to provide transparency into its environmental, social and fiscal sustainability. It also provides information about each of the 354 coffee contracts the company made over the last two … Read more »

Levi Strauss & Co. Takes Aim at Supply Chain Emissions

Levi Strauss & Co. Takes Aim at Supply Chain Emissions

Levi Strauss & Co. announced a new climate action strategy this week that sets targets for reducing carbon emissions across its owned-and-operated facilities and global supply chain by 2025. These aggressive goals have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative.

How PepsiCo Creates Lasting Agricultural Connections: Q&A with Margaret Henry

How PepsiCo Creates Lasting Agricultural Connections: Q&A with Margaret Henry

PepsiCo’s director of sustainable agriculture Margaret Henry discusses how the company works with farmers throughout the company’s global agricultural supply chain.

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Reinstates Nestlé

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Reinstates Nestlé

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) reinstated Nestlé’s membership this week after the company submitted a time-bound action plan to achieve 100% RSPO certified sustainable palm oil by 2023. Earlier this month the organization had suspended Nestlé over lax reporting and failure to pay the membership fee, which counted … Read more »

McDonald’s To Serve Certified Sustainable Beef in Canada

McDonald’s To Serve Certified Sustainable Beef in Canada

McDonald’s Canada plans to serve Canadian beef from certified sustainable farms and ranches, sourcing more than 20 million Angus burgers from them over the next 12 months. The company will purchase Angus beef certified according to standards set by the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB).

European Food-Grade CO2 Shortage Cascades Across Supply Chains

European Food-Grade CO2 Shortage Cascades Across Supply Chains

The European food and beverage industry is currently experiencing a food-grade CO2 supply crisis stemming from technical issues with several ammonia plants. Companies across the industry from brewers to meat processors are grappling with the shortage.

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Suspends Nestlé Over Lax Reporting

Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil Suspends Nestlé Over Lax Reporting

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has suspended Nestlé’s membership over the company’s failure to submit an annual progress report for 2016, and for delivering a 2017 report without the required time-bound plan for working toward sustainable palm oil.

Target, Tesco, CVS to Require Environmental Impact Data from Suppliers through CDP

Target, Tesco, CVS to Require Environmental Impact Data from Suppliers through CDP

Target, Tesco and CVS Health have joined Walmart in an agreement to collect data from suppliers, through non-profit CDP, regarding their overall environmental footprint. By asking suppliers to report on their environmental footprint, the retailers aim to reduce environmental risk and cut carbon emissions in their supply chains. The total number of companies now reporting through CDP marks an increase of more than

Gartner Releases Supply Chain Top 25, Including These with Perfect 10 CSR Score

Gartner Releases Supply Chain Top 25, Including These with Perfect 10 CSR Score

Unilever, Inditex, Cisco Systems, Colgate-Palmolive and Intel make up the top five companies with the strongest supply chains, as categorized by Gartner, Inc’s annual Supply Chain Top 25 list. These all achieved a perfect 10 score for CSR. Learn more about the top companies as ranked by Gartner, plus tips on how to make a sustainable supply chain a reality.

General Motors Delves Deep Into Its Value Chain: Q&A with David Tulauskas

General Motors Delves Deep Into Its Value Chain: Q&A with David Tulauskas

General Motors’ director of sustainability David Tulauskas shares how the automaker is working to increase supply chain traceability and transparency for commodities like cobalt and rubber.

Unethically Mined Cobalt Haunts Companies’ Supply Chains

Unethically Mined Cobalt Haunts Companies’ Supply Chains

Cobalt, a chemical element crucial for making lithium-ion batteries, continues to be mined using child labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With the DRC producing two-thirds of the world’s cobalt and demand expected to increase, companies are struggling to clean up their supply chains, CNN reported. “Dealers at markets … Read more »

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