Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

The Recycling Partnership and the PepsiCo Foundation Launch Largest-Ever Industry Challenge to Boost Residential Recycling for 25 Million U.S. Families and Support a Circular Economy

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PURCHASE, N.Y., July 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The PepsiCo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of one of the world's leading food and beverage companies, and national nonprofit The Recycling Partnership today announced the launch of "All In On Recycling," the largest ever industry-wide residential recycling challenge to make recycling easier for 25 million families across the country – providing them with the resources they need to recycle more and recycle better.

Saving Broken Home Electronics, One 3D-printed Part at a Time

For HP’s Dare to Repair contest, entrants from around the world 3D-printed parts for broken goods to keep them out of the waste stream.
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You’d rather not be part of our throwaway culture, but what choice do you have? When that perfect piece of rolling luggage you’ve used for years suddenly loses a wheel and you find there’s no replacement part, into the trash it goes.  

Whether it’s your favorite coffeemaker or your always-dependable vacuum cleaner, you’re likely to find that the manufacturer stopped making the part, never made the part or it costs more to replace the part than it would to buy a new device.

Tracking Sustainability Indicators on a Quarterly Basis Is Possible With the Right Intent

Sustainability Impact 2018-2020 exceeds its target score for Q2/2018; eight indicators exceed their target for the quarter
Press Release

RUEIL-MALMAISON, France, July 27, 2018  – For the fourth year, Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, announces its financial and non-financial results together for the second quarter of 2018. Each quarter, Schneider Electric publishes 21 indicators from the Schneider Sustainability Impact 2018-2020, which replaces the Planet & Society Barometer, measuring progress towards its ambitious sustainability commitments.

Transwestern and Caesars on Climate Action in Supply Chains - Webinar

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For the majority of businesses, the supply chain is where they can have the largest impacts on climate change and greatest risks to business occur. But how do you build climate resilience and move to a low carbon supply chain?
 

Worldwide Suppliers and Subcontractors Recognized at Bechtel's Supply Chain Luncheon

by Lisa Tribuce-Leoung Tat, Supply Chain Resources Manager
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Since 2014, Bechtel has hosted a luncheon to recognize suppliers, both large and small, that support our Nuclear, Security & Environmental projects. The awards luncheon is an opportunity to express how much we value the relationship we have with our suppliers and subcontractors. It’s an effective way to recognize the work that our suppliers do to help Bechtel meet customer needs, and deliver and support exceptional projects globally.

Sustainable Brands Releases Program Details for New Metrics ‘18 Conference

Speakers from Danone, Seventh Generation, and B Lab among those confirmed to share advances in the metrics around social and environmental value
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled program details for

High Fashion Adopts Sustainability as Plan for Future Growth

by John Howell, Editorial Director, 3BL Media
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Luxury brands and brands taking stands are topics not usually included in the same conversation. But in another sign of a world turned upside down, top tier fashion labels are now talking CSR and sustainability. From materials to packaging, from supply chain to environmental footprint, luxury consumer goods companies are updating their strategies to ensure long-term viability. 
 

Nominate Your Company for the 2019 WEC Gold Medal Award for Sustainability (Due August 15)

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Nominations are now being accepted for the World Environment Center’s (WEC) 2019 Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. The Gold Medal Award is presented annually to a global company that demonstrates deep, organization-wide commitment to sustainability in its business practice and beyond.

Getting Over the Hump

by Jeffrey Whitford
Blog

I recently had an unprecedented experience: I got to an airport early. Not “Jeffrey early” meaning the boarding announcement is beginning as I hit the gate, but “normal people early” — a la two hours early. This afforded a unique opportunity — I actually sat down and ate a meal rather than taking food and shoving it in my face while hot-stepping it to a departing plane.

Yum! Brands’ Recipe for Good: 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report Showcases Company’s Efforts to Serve Food People Trust, Grow Sustainably to Protect the Planet and Unlock Potential in People

KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Parent Shares Progress on Public Commitments; Defines Future Goals
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LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) today released its 2017 Global Citizenship & Sustainability Report, citizenship.yum.com, highlighting the company’s progress in 2016 and 2017 and outlining efforts by KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell to make a meaningful impact in three areas of strategic focus: Food, Planet and People.

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