supply chain

How Medtronic Supply Chain Teams Are Reducing 25 Tons of Packaging Waste

Reducing waste, increasing supply chain flexibility
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Bradley Watson, a field services and operational excellence manager in Cardiac Rhythm Management, is used to receiving customer feedback. But when a physician in Australia asked Watson if there was a way to reduce packaging waste for a line of our pacemakers, he got to work connecting with the right people.

Responsible Business Alliance Advances Climate Change Mitigation Efforts in Global Supply Chains

RBA Partners with Optera to Scale Greenhouse Gas Management for RBA Members and Suppliers
Press Release

ALEXANDRIA, Va., October 4, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the development of new greenhouse gas (GHG) management capabilities for global supply chains, in partnership with Optera.

The RBA’s more than 200 core corporate members across multiple industries and tens of thousands of their suppliers worldwide, combined with the Optera platform, makes the RBA program uniquely positioned to transform the industry’s response to climate change.

A New Port for 3M Helps Reduce Shipping Time to Customers

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A move to give 3M more supply chain flexibility is also helping to reduce shipping time to the company’s customers in Asia.

U.S. Department of Energy Shares Strategy to Secure the Clean Energy Transition

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ST. PAUL, Minn., August 17, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Global energy end-use continues to be highly dependent on fossil fuels, and the United States is no exception. As of 2020, about 79% of primary energy end-use and 60% of electricity generation came from fossil fuels, including petroleum, natural gas, and coal. In order to keep up with rapid innovation, stakeholder demand for the transition to clean energy, and the urgent need to combat global climate change, the energy sector must transition significantly.

Equal Exchange: A Mission Accomplished

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by Ted Ketcham, editor, GreenMoney

It was a fortuitous sharing of vision and willingness to take risks that drove Equal Exchange founders Rink Dickinson, Jonathan Rosenthal, and Michael Rozyne in 1986 to move forward with their vision of Fair Trade and a better world. The three were managers at a food cooperative in New England who dreamed of a large and inclusive economy that lifted up the prosperity of growers in the Third World — growers whose poorly paid labor had long kept the wealthy in comfort and the growers in poverty.

Simple Steps to a More Sustainable Fleet

Top tips to make your fleets more sustainable with little to no investment
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Last year, the White House announced a goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030.

The Consumer Goods Forum Board Issues Statement Asking Scheme Owners to Undergo SSCI Benchmark

Press Release

PARIS, May 11, 2022 /3BL Media/ - CEO members of The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) Board of Directors have today published a statement encouraging relevant supply chain partners to undertake the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) benchmarking process by the end of 2023.

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