Sustainable Procurement Trends Since the Launch of ISO 20400: Fifth Anniversary Reflections


April 22, 2022, marks the fifth anniversary of the ISO 20400 standard, which provides guidelines for integrating sustainability into your organization’s procurement processes. The anniversary falls on Earth Day and, in line with this year’s theme of “Invest In Our Planet”, now is the time to invest in your sustainable procurement program to scale positive impact.

Building a More Sustainable Retail Supply Chain

Now is the Time for Retailers to Rethink and Rebuild Toward Resilience

From the pandemic forcing businesses and manufacturers to shut down, to natural disasters and dramatic demand fluctuations, the retail industry had, and continues, to face a multitude of operational and economic challenges. Leading retailers are responding by rebooting and focusing on their sustainable supply chain programs to build resilience, and respond to new business conditions. For example, the rapid transition to e-commerce amplifies certain sustainability issues for retailers, like in packaging and fulfillment.

Using Sustainable Procurement to Unlock Future Value in the Construction Industry


As the world cautiously emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, construction firms are poised to play a central role in the post-pandemic economic recovery and lead future efforts to mitigate climate change. However, only those companies capable of monitoring sustainable business practices through their supplier networks will be well-positioned to capitalize on the post-COVID construction boom ahead.

L'Occitane Engaging in Sustainable Procurement

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L’Occitane Group’s COO, Lorenzo Giacomoni, explains how it turned out that during the crisis the fact that the group had placed sustainability at the heart of the business proved the group remained resilient. Sustainable commitment is now anchored even stronger in the Group’s strategy. 

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Practitioner Video Testimony: 5 CPOs Answer: “Why Sustainable Procurement?”

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Five CPO's, Executives and Procurement professionals answer the question, "Why Sustainable Procurement?" and how investing in a sustainable supply chain has impacted their businesses for the better.

Webinar: Sustainable Procurement With Mars and HP

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February 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The global commodity system that has served society for centuries is no longer fit for purpose. What materials businesses buy, where from and how are a crucial part of the sustainability journey; companies are altering sourcing models, simplifying supply chains, and putting purpose and impact at the heart of the procurement process.

Eastman Chemical Company Joins Together for Sustainability

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Kingsport, Tenn., June 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Eastman Chemical Company today announces that it has joined Together for Sustainability (TfS) through the finalization and acceptance of its membership application. Eastman is the first U.S.-based member of this growing consortium of companies supporting sustainable supply chains in the global chemical industry.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Awards $100,000 “NextGen” Grant to Net-Works™

ZSL and Interface, Inc.’s Powerful “Inclusive Business” Program Brings to Life Anderson’s Dream of a Restorative Enterprise
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Eastman Chemical Company to Join Together for Sustainability

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KINGSPORT, Tenn., December 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Eastman Chemical Company today announces it will join Together for Sustainability (TfS). Eastman and TfS have confirmed acceptance of Eastman’s application to the consortium as the first U.S.-based company to join, with plans to finalize Eastman’s membership in early 2015.