Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

AccountAbility Publishes Its ‘7 Sustainability Trends’ Facing the Global Business Community Over the Year Ahead

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Automation. Urbanization. Impact. Supply chain intelligence. The shift to circular business models.

What do these trends have in common? They are all advancing the case for Corporate Sustainability and in turn, making it a core business issue within boardrooms and enterprises worldwide. These topics are intensifying the demand from customers, employees, investors, NGOs and governments for business to address Environmental, Social and Governance challenges.  

ANN SACKS® Collaborates With Kohler Wastelab on the Crackle Collection

New tile series sends a visual statement in support of Kohler Co. sustainability efforts
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PORTLAND, Ore., February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – ANN SACKS has partnered with parent company, Kohler Co., to create The Crackle Collection by Kohler WasteLAB, an innovative tile series that employs Kohler’s unfired pottery cull as its medium, transforming the waste into a responsive tile body. Handcrafted in the WasteLAB located in the Kohler, Wis. enamel factory, the bespoke collection was one of the initiatives spun from the Kohler Innovation for Good program.

Ecocentricity Blog: Loop, Loop, Skip to My Loop

By: John A. Lanier
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Kudos to TerraCycle and the brands that are working to create the Loop model; a compelling example of business-led innovation that reduces environmental impact. #circulareconomy #recycling

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Kudos to TerraCycle and the brands that are working to create the Loop model; a compelling example of business-led innovation that reduces environmental impact. #circulareconomy #recycling

Video | How The UPS Package Lab Makes Loop Possible

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Could this be the beginning of the end for single-use packaging? Loop™, a coalition of the largest consumer product companies, thinks it might be. UPS helped TerraCycle design and test the first-of-its-kind tote to enable reusable packaging for everyday consumer goods.

What the World Needs Now? Spotify for Sustainable Supply Chains

By: Elizabeth Sturcken, managing director of EDF+Business
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Businesses today are taking basic services and turning them into well-designed, convenient user-friendly experiences. You see it every day with companies like Spotify and Seamless. Or Netflix, which is suggesting I watch The Great British Baking Show, based on my family’s viewing-history.

Now, imagine the possibilities if we applied this business model to sustainability.

New National Consortium Forms From Ecosystem Services Market Program; Executive Director Selected

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RALEIGH, N.C., February 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- Today, ten private-sector companies and nonprofit organizations have announced their intent to join together to form the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium (ESMC).

Walmart Announces New Plastic Packaging Waste Reduction Commitments

The new initiatives are aimed at advancing the sustainability of the retailer’s private brand packaging and promoting consumer-friendly recycling labels
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EDF Unveils Crowdsourced Platform to Accelerate Corporate Sustainability

Site offers tools to help supply chain professionals meet corporate environmental targets
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WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A new crowdsourced web platform launched today aims to help sustainability professionals meet increasing demands to reduce corporate climate and chemical footprints and showcase results. The platform will fill a vital gap in sustainability departments’ capacity to stay informed on the latest resources to address environmental impacts across global supply chains.

Smithfield Foods Achieves Industry-Leading Environmental Commitment by Engaging Grain Supply Chain in Sustainable Farming Practices

Company exceeds goal by sourcing 80 percent of grain from farmers who utilize practices that reduce fertilizer loss and improve soils
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SMITHFIELD, Va., February 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has successfully engaged 80 percent of its grain supply chain, which is used to feed the company’s hogs, in farming practices that are both sustainable and reduce the cost of production for grain farmers. This exceeded the company’s original goal of 75 percent. In 2018, Smithfield purchased grain from producers who use efficient fertilizer and soil health methods across approximately 560,000 acres of land.

SCS Global Services Partners With Climate Collaborative as Solutions Provider

Promoting Climate and Sustainability Thought Leadership and Services
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February 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Climate Collaborative, a joint project of the Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) and OSC2, is pleased to announce that SCS Global Services is now recognized as an official Solutions Provider partner.  SCS is a leading international third-party certifier and standards developer, and a pioneer in the climate and sustainability arena.

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