Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

MFA and SCS Launch Pilot Flooring Certification Program

For New Resilient Flooring in Multilayer Format With Rigid Polymer Core
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March 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA) and SCS Global Services announced a pilot certification for new resilient flooring products in the multilayer format with rigid polymer cores. Focusing on performance and sustainability, and by bundling existing standards, the collaboration has created an all-encompassing platform for safety, quality, performance and sustainability for multilayer flooring.

SCS Certifies Manuelita, First Producer of Biodiesel Palm in Latin America to ISCC

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Manuelita achieved International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC), which validates their commitment to environmentally and socially responsible production of biofuels, as well as the supply of sustainable raw materials free from deforestation. SCS Global Services confirmed from its assessment in November 2017 that Manuelita demonstrated compliance with the ISCC requirements.

UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment to Deliver Keynote at RBS EU 2018

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March 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment for the UK government has been confirmed to speak on the Government Keynote at Ethical Corporation’s upcoming Responsible Business Summit Europe.

Unlocking the Potential of Women in Global Supply Chains

By Marika McCauley Sine
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Global supply chains are the engine of our economy. They make it possible for teenagers in Virginia to enjoy chocolate with cocoa from Cote d’Ivoire, for fashionistas in New York to wear dresses made in Bangladesh, and for bankers in London to use cell phones made in China. Supply chains bring many of us a great deal of ease, access and flexibility. And yet, many of the women who work in these supply chains aren’t thriving.

Lund's Seafood Scallops Earn Fair Trade Certified™ Recognition

Third-Party audit carried out by SCS Global Services
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Lund’s Fisheries is pleased to announce that starting next week at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, the firm will offer Fair Trade CertifiedTM scallops to its customers. The independent certification group Fair Trade USA has granted Lund’s provisional approval to sell scallops using its Fair Trade label.

Walmart's Sourcing From Women-Owned Suppliers Drives Business

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The number of U.S. women-owned businesses (WOB) is increasing dramatically, yet they continue to contribute the same percentage to domestic business revenues as they did 20 years ago — about 4% of all revenue — in spite of the number of WOB growing 114% compared to 44% for all businesses in the same period. The country had an estimated 11.6 million WOB in 2017, according to American Express OPEN, with $1.7 trillion in revenue.

VIDEO | Tackling Climate Change Through the Circular Economy

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In recent months, we’ve seen hurricanes in the United States that caused $300 billion in economic losses, floods in India that caused dozens of deaths and destructive wildfires in Iberia and California. This is what the world looks like after a temperature increase of 1°C - can you imagine what it will look like after 3°C?

The circular economy is one of the solutions, and it’s everyone’s business. Watch Maria Mendiluce, Managing Director at WBCSD, outline the circular economy and the action that business can take in her speech at TEDxDonauinsel.

Cascadian Farm Invests in Soil Health Research Across Organic Oat Supply Chain With Grain Millers

Project aims to demonstrate the power of organic oats to build soil and capture carbon
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ANAHEIM, Calif., March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Cascadian Farm, a pioneer in the organic food movement, and parent company General Mills, announced a five-year $125,000 contribution to Grain Millers to support soil health research on oat farms in the Upper Midwest. Research findings and best practices will be shared at field day events to help advance environmental and economical outcomes for farmers.

Ecocentricity Blog: Raising the Bar

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If a company wants to do a side project or charitable initiative to support an environmental or social cause, that is all well and good. There’s no penance in sustainability though.

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If a company wants to do a side project or charitable initiative to support an environmental or social cause, that is all well and good. There’s no penance in sustainability though.

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