Value Chain

Tetra Pak Commits to Net Zero Emissions

The company announces commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in its own operations by 2030, with the ambition to achieve net zero GHG emissions for the entire value chain by 2050
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, July 28, 2020, /3BL Media/ - Today, Tetra Pak reconfirms its strategic priority in driving the sustainability transformation by setting an ambition for net zero emissions across the value chain by 2050, supporting this with an intermediate 2030 target of net zero carbon emissions across its own operations. The company will also set emissions reduction targets in line with 1.5°C according to the Science Based Targets (SBT) initiative across scopes 1, 2 and 3.

Caterpillar Engineers Value Chains

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Caterpillar is building capabilities to engineer its value chains just like the company engineers its products. Learn more about the synchronized system that maximizes quality, efficiency, value and speed to the customer.

 

How SME Reporting Will Drive Development in Asia: An Interview with Katrin Ochsenbein

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Sustainability reporting by small and medium business enterprises (SMEs) can have a big economic impact. We talk to Katrin Ochsenbein, to understand the relevance of sustainability reporting in the Swiss approach to economic development cooperation and trade promotion in Asia.​
Katrin is Program Manager in the Trade Promotion Division at the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Here Katrin explains how improving reporting capacity of SMEs will promote sustainable value chains, and help emerging economies leapfrog in their development.

 

An Enlightened Energy Solution for Rural Africa

Mobisol joins the Business Call to Action with a commitment to connect 800,000 Kenyans with clean, affordable solar energy
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Berlin/New York, November 7, 2016 – Solar energy provider Mobisol has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to provide 800,000 people and 50,000 small businesses in Kenya with reliable access to solar energy by 2020. In the process, the Berlin-based company plans to create 150 jobs along its value chain and provide training on solar energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 100,000 tons each year.

Sodexo Leverages Scope of its Supply Chain to Make Positive Economic Impact in the Local Communities Where It Operates

$36.6 million in Sodexo spend on produce is sourced locally each year from over 1,400 state and regional farms
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Life services, is a global company operating in 80 countries around the world, but with a keen focus and commitment to local communities.

New BSR, Women Deliver, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs Report: How Business Can Advance Women’s Health, Rights, and Wellbeing in Global Value Chains

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San Francisco, September 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ — In the past several years, there has been a growing business movement to empower women, with individual companies setting internal targets and with commitments enshrined at the global level in the Sustainable Development Goals, the Women’s Empowerment Principles, and the UN HeForShe campaign.

Inclusive Agriculture Bears Fruit in Laos

Ironbark Citrus joins the Business Call to Action with an initiative to engage 250 smallholder farming families in its value chain
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Vientiane, Laos, September 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Ironbark Lao, a subsidiary of Australia-based Ironbark Citrus, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to engage 250 smallholder farming families in its value chain by 2021. Through its Vilabouly Citrus Project, the company pledges to increase household incomes six-fold and create entrepreneurship opportunities for local communities throughout the citrus supply chain.

Cultivating Livelihoods in Indonesia

East West Seed joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to integrate thousands of smallholder farmers into its value chain
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New York, July 29,2016 /3BL Media/ – East West Seed Indonesia (EWINDO), the country’s first integrated seed breeding and distribution company, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to integrate 17,775 seeds growers into its value chain and transfer technical knowledge to 125,000 smallholder vegetable farmers by 2020.

The BCtA is a global initiative that aims to support private sector efforts to fight poverty through its core business. It is supported by several international organizations and hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The Rise of the Hazelnut

Mountain Hazelnuts joins the Business Call to Action with a pledge to develop a women-focused inclusive value chain in Bhutan
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New York, July 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Mountain Hazelnuts, a social enterprise focused on improving lives in Bhutan through the cultivation of hazelnuts, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to integrate 7,500 women-headed smallholder farming families into its value chain.  In the process, the company will train at least 4,000 women in financial literacy, help at least 75 percent of them to open bank accounts, and directly employ 500 Bhutanese women.

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