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  • Wrangler Digs into Science for Sustainable Cotton Sourcing

    Wrangler Digs into Science for Sustainable Cotton Sourcing

    Most sustainable cotton management frameworks just skim the surface. The leaders at Wrangler wanted to dig deeper. The American denim brand sought to understand the actual effects of cotton...

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  • Mondelez pledges to source all cocoa through its sustainability program by 2025

    Mondelez pledges to source all cocoa through its sustainability program by 2025

    Mondelez has committed to sourcing 100% of its cocoa through its Cocoa Life program by 2025. The Cocoa Life program seeks to reduce deforestation and child labor from cocoa supply chains while...

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  • How Trim Suppliers Are Reducing The Environmental Footprint of Jeans 

    How Trim Suppliers Are Reducing The Environmental Footprint of Jeans 

    Like the cotton growing, weaving and finishing that come before it, denim trim suppliers are taking measures to reduce their intake of water, chemicals, energy and raw materials. “There is a...

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  • Food safety issues carry increasingly high risks for suppliers

    Food safety issues carry increasingly high risks for suppliers

    A new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division explains why the stakes are rising for food suppliers in a landscape of continuously evolving food safety challenges, technologies and...

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  • Oritain Maps All Supima Cotton Origins to Achieve 100 Percent Traceability 

    Oritain Maps All Supima Cotton Origins to Achieve 100 Percent Traceability 

    Oritain, a product and supply chain traceability specialist, has now mapped all Supima cotton growing regions with the aim of tackling fraud in the global cotton supply chain and enabling the...

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  • Human Rights Watch calls for end to pricing pressure impacting textile workers’ conditions

    Human Rights Watch calls for end to pricing pressure impacting textile workers’ conditions

    In a 66-page report, the Human Rights Watch organisation has made an extremely ambivalent assessment of the working conditions of textile workers worldwide. Six years after the Rana Plaza...

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  • Deliberate mislabelling of seafood rife in South Korea, researchers find 

    Deliberate mislabelling of seafood rife in South Korea, researchers find 

    Fraudulent mislabelling of seafood is rampant in South Korea, where one-third of samples in a comprehensive DNA study were found to be mis-sold. More than half of all sushi samples (53.9%) proved...

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  • Start-up develops edible markers to prove sustainable sourcing

    Start-up develops edible markers to prove sustainable sourcing

    IN-Code Technologies has developed invisible makers that can be used to combat illicit trade and prove the sustainable sourcing of food ingredients, such as palm oil, says CEO Joe Tilley.See it on...

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  • Mining for clean tech will place huge strain on environment

    Mining for clean tech will place huge strain on environment

    Earthworks has published a new report detailing projected minerals demand to build the electric vehicles, solar arrays, wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure necessary to meet...

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  • UK supermarkets implicated in Amazon deforestation supply chain: report

    UK supermarkets implicated in Amazon deforestation supply chain: report

    A report from the UK organization Earthsight finds that UK supermarket chains — including Sainsbury’s, Asda, Morrisons and Lidl — are still importing corned beef from Brazil’s largest beef...

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  • ‘We are in 2019, we don’t have time’: Nestlé’s ‘call to arms’ on deforestation

    ‘We are in 2019, we don’t have time’: Nestlé’s ‘call to arms’ on deforestation

    Nestlé wants 100% of its key commodities to be deforestation-free by next year. The company is leveraging technology as part of a “toolbox” to tackle risk areas and accelerate its journey towards...

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  • Why are companies in Southeast Asia lagging on human rights?

    Why are companies in Southeast Asia lagging on human rights?

    Business in Southeast Asia is falling behind on global norms related to human rights, a new report on human rights disclosure in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has found. Out...

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  • BSI reports top supply chain themes for 2019

    BSI reports top supply chain themes for 2019

    BSI has identified five major themes that are most likely to impact the supply chain in 2019. The analysis of how these five themes will affect supply chains this year forms the business...

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  • IUCN launches Call for Proposals to reduce plastic leakage into the ocean 

    IUCN launches Call for Proposals to reduce plastic leakage into the ocean 

    IUCN has launched a Call for Proposals to support existing, small-scale circular economy initiatives that aim to reduce the amount of plastic leaking into the marine environment. As part of its...

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  • Bosch aims to be carbon neutral by 2020

    Bosch aims to be carbon neutral by 2020

    Bosch will be investing in energy efficiency and renewable energy to achieve carbon neutrality in its 400 locations worldwide.See it on Scoop.it, via Sustainable Procurement News

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  • Mapped: The Countries With the Most Sustainable Corporations

    Mapped: The Countries With the Most Sustainable Corporations

    The world's most sustainable corporations have a monumental impact on social and environmental issues. See where they are located in this visualization.See it on Scoop.it, via Sustainable...

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  • Unilever North America Increases Recycled Packaging Efforts

    Unilever North America Increases Recycled Packaging Efforts

    Unilever North America is picking up the pace on recycled content use through several new initiatives. The company wants to reach 50% recycled content in their plastic packaging by the end of...

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  • Supply Chain Compliance In The Amazon Era

    Supply Chain Compliance In The Amazon Era

    In the Amazon age, where it’s now easier than ever to get a product out onto the eCommerce stage, supply chain compliance can take on a whole new meaning. That’s because companies like Amazon and...

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  • CSR Reporting Under EU Law Is Highest for Gender and Lowest for Human Rights Matters, Study Reveals 

    CSR Reporting Under EU Law Is Highest for Gender and Lowest for Human Rights Matters, Study Reveals 

    Top Transparency ScorersThe degree to which companies were found to be transparent was assessed though the application of KPIs, as is required as per the EU Directive as well as the national laws...

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    AIM-PROGRESS CSR Legislation Sheets_March2019.pdf

    With the rapid and continuing proliferation of new CSR regulations, it is becoming increasingly important for companies to take aholistic approach to compliance in this area, both to reduce...

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  • Spinnova partners for agricultural waste project 

    Spinnova partners for agricultural waste project 

    Finnish fibre producer Spinnova has joined forces with compatriot energy company Fortum to form a ‘disruptive strategic partnership’ within the latter’s bio-based business. The duo’s objective is...

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  • McDonald’s Taiwan to Stop Distributing Plastic Straws by June

    McDonald’s Taiwan to Stop Distributing Plastic Straws by June

    Today, McDonald’s Taiwan announced it would stop using plastic straws at all of its locations by June. Beginning April 12, McDonald’s Taiwan will begin promoting a campaign called “drink cold...

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  • Wegmans to Cut 2 Million Pounds of In-Store Plastics This Year

    Wegmans to Cut 2 Million Pounds of In-Store Plastics This Year

    Wegmans plans to reduce in-store plastic made from fossil fuels by 2 million pounds this year and seeks to eliminate 10 million pounds by 2024. The supermarket chain is targeting packaging and...

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  • Is progress enough? Forced labor risk persists in cotton supply chains

    Is progress enough? Forced labor risk persists in cotton supply chains

    Uzbekistan is one of the largest cotton producers in the world, but the industry has struggled with child labor in the past and continues to have issues with adult forced labor, according to...

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  • M&S, Tesco, rank among top UK businesses for modern slavery compliance

    M&S, Tesco, rank among top UK businesses for modern slavery compliance

    Supermarket giants Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Tesco have been named among the corporates leading the FTSE 100's drive for better compliance with the Modern Slavery Act (MSA), in a new ranking of...

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  • McDonald’s working to create cage-free eggs supply chain

    McDonald’s working to create cage-free eggs supply chain

    McDonald’s has announced that its US egg supply chain is 33% cage-free, part of a commitment to become 100% cage-free by 2025. The fast food giant sources 2.2bn eggs each year in the US and is...

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  • VF Corporation signs UN Charter for climate action

    VF Corporation signs UN Charter for climate action

    VF Corporation is the latest fashion company to join the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action, a series of targets with the aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030 and...

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  • Supermarkets Coles & Woolworths pressured over alleged exploitation in labour supply chains

    Supermarkets Coles & Woolworths pressured over alleged exploitation in labour supply chains

    Supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths are facing pressure to boycott suppliers linked to the exploitation of migrant workers, amid a desperate push to address ongoing issues within the labour...

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  • Tengiva launches textile waste diversion label

    Tengiva launches textile waste diversion label

    Tengiva has launched a Responsible Stock Management label, created to identify and promote all manufacturers undertaking “logistic and operational efforts” to divert materials from landfill and...

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  • Green businesses call on EU to prioritise tackling climate change

    Green businesses call on EU to prioritise tackling climate change

    Multinational firms such as Unilever, IKEA and DSM say they want to see the establishment of a decarbonisation strategy to achieve climate neutrality by 2050See it on Scoop.it, via Sustainable...

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  • Sportswear takes the lead in transparency 

    Sportswear takes the lead in transparency 

    Sportswear and outdoor brands including Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia have been ranked the most transparent fashion brands in the annual Fashion Transparency Index. The index, which is compiled by...

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  • Wrangler Teams with Local Cotton Farmers on New, Sustainable Collection 

    Wrangler Teams with Local Cotton Farmers on New, Sustainable Collection 

    In an effort to support U.S. farmers and further its commitment to sustainability, Wrangler launched a premium collection of locally-sourced denim on Thursday.See it on Scoop.it, via Sustainable...

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  • De Beers expands pilot scheme in Sierra Leone to sell ethically sourced diamonds

    De Beers expands pilot scheme in Sierra Leone to sell ethically sourced diamonds

    Anglo American’s De Beers is stepping up efforts to remove conflict diamonds from the market by expanding a pilot program in Sierra Leone, which is set to help trace the route of precious stones...

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  • Deliberate mislabelling of seafood rife in South Korea, researchers find 

    Deliberate mislabelling of seafood rife in South Korea, researchers find 

    Fraudulent mislabelling of seafood is rampant in South Korea, where one-third of samples in a comprehensive DNA study were found to be mis-sold. More than half of all sushi samples (53.9%) proved...

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  • Unilever reveals mixed progress towards Sustainable Living Plan goals

    Unilever reveals mixed progress towards Sustainable Living Plan goals

    Unilever has posted strong progress towards its manufacturing waste, low-carbon energy and water abstraction goals, while also revealing that is it off-track to meet its sustainability commitments...

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  • Brands slammed for 'harsh' tactics to trap garment workers in poverty

    Brands slammed for 'harsh' tactics to trap garment workers in poverty

    European and U.S. fashion brands sourcing from Vietnam must stop their "harsh" tactics that push down workers' wages and trap millions in poverty, labour rights campaigners said on Thursday....

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  • Mondelez adds new products to sustainable coca sourcing initiative

    Mondelez adds new products to sustainable coca sourcing initiative

    Mondelez International has re-affirmed its commitment to source 100% of its cocoa by 2025 from its Coca Life sustainability programme following early promising results. The scheme, which aims to...

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  • Walmart, HSBC reward supplier emission cuts with better loan terms

    Walmart, HSBC reward supplier emission cuts with better loan terms

    Walmart is partnering with HSBC to allow suppliers to apply for improved financing with the bank if they show progress under either Project Gigaton or the retailer's Sustainability Index...

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  • Walmart introduces transparent beef supply chain

    Walmart introduces transparent beef supply chain

    Walmart has announced it will “enter into the beef industry” by developing an end-to-end Angus beef supply chain in the US. The retailer said it was responding to customer demand for a more...

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  • Regardless of Motive, Experts Urge the Denim Supply Chain to Set CSR Standards 

    Regardless of Motive, Experts Urge the Denim Supply Chain to Set CSR Standards 

    The apparel industry has trust issues, and according to a panel of industry experts, those issues are getting in the way of doing good business. At Kingpins in Amsterdam last week, founder Andrew...

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  • Smithfield Foods, RAE launch JV to create renewable energy

    Smithfield Foods, RAE launch JV to create renewable energy

    Smithfield Foods Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri....

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  • BBC Earth debuts ‘circular’ fashion collection

    BBC Earth debuts ‘circular’ fashion collection

    Following on from the huge success of the the BBC’s Blue Planet series, presented by Sir David Attenborough, the corporation has teamed up with apparel manufacturer Teemill to produce a range of...

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  • SKFK to open Circular Closet for rental customers

    SKFK to open Circular Closet for rental customers

    Basque clothing brand SKFK is set to launch a new monthly subscription service to enable its customers to rent apparel from a constantly updating selection of 40 premium outfits. The company,...

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  • PrettyLittleThing launches recycled range, reGAIN deal

    PrettyLittleThing launches recycled range, reGAIN deal

    Online fashion retailer PrettyLittleThing (PLT) has debuted a new collection made using recycled materials, including pre-consumer factory offcuts and recycled polyester derived from discarded...

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  • Target Launches Sustainable Private Label

    Target Launches Sustainable Private Label

    Target tied in to the April 22 designation of "Earth Day" by launching a line of sustainable, budget-friendly cleaning and household essentials.  Everspring encompasses 70 SKUs, including laundry...

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  • TerraCycle Joins Suppliers Partnership for the Environment

    TerraCycle Joins Suppliers Partnership for the Environment

    TerraCycle Joins Suppliers Partnership for the EnvironmentRecycling Company TerraCycle has joined a collaboration among automakers, suppliers and the U.S. EPA. TerraCycle, a New Jersey-based...

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  • Bangladesh jobs website aims to curb abuse of migrant workers 

    Bangladesh jobs website aims to curb abuse of migrant workers 

    Bangladesh has launched an online job portal to help reduce high fees incurred by thousands of workers seeking employment abroad and curb exploitative tactics used by unscrupulous brokers.See it...

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  • Singapore shoppers given tool to choose products using ethical palm oil

    Singapore shoppers given tool to choose products using ethical palm oil

    A new online shopping tool gives Singaporeans the option of buying products made using ethical palm oil, a non-profit behind the scheme said on Thursday, as it looks to tackle the region's haze...

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  • Amazon AWS set to achieve 100% sustainability on a global scale

    Amazon AWS set to achieve 100% sustainability on a global scale

    Amazon AWS announced yesterday three new projects which set to achieve 100% renewable energy for its global infrastructure. These projects – one in Ireland, one in Sweden, and one in the United...

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  • Leading Indian businesses commit to electric vehicle fleets by 2030

    Leading Indian businesses commit to electric vehicle fleets by 2030

    Shuttl and BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) have become the latest Indian business giants to join The Climate Group’s EV100 initiative.See it on Scoop.it, via Sustainable Procurement News

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  • BMW to source cobalt from Australia and Morocco

    BMW to source cobalt from Australia and Morocco

    After Andreas Wendt, the Board Member responsible for purchasing, recently announced that BMW will no longer purchase cobalt from Congo for the introduction of the fifth generation of electric...

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  • Sonos Joins How2Recycle Label for Electronics Packaging

    Sonos Joins How2Recycle Label for Electronics Packaging

    Sonos joined the How2Recycle label program this week. The Santa Barbara, California-based consumer electronics company known for smart speakers plans to add labels with straightforward...

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  • KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell grow hungry for science-based climate targets

    KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell grow hungry for science-based climate targets

    Yum! Brands, the US owner of fast food chains KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, has committed to pursuing a Science-Based Target to slash greenhouse gas emissions from its operations, franchises, and...

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  • Verizon Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2035

    Verizon Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2035

    Verizon is aiming for carbon neutrality by 2023 for their Scope 1 and 2 emissions. The telecom’s plan for achieving this target involves a combination of cutting emissions directly, purchasing...

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  • Carrefour Belgium Partners With Pork Supplier Westvers

    Carrefour Belgium Partners With Pork Supplier Westvers

    Carrefour Belgium has announced that it has entered into a partnership with pork supplier Westvers, to improve the traceability and quality of its products. The collaboration will result in the...

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  • New space satellite tech set to help cocoa traceability in West Africa

    New space satellite tech set to help cocoa traceability in West Africa

    UK Space Agency’s pioneering Forests 2020 Project enables cocoa buyers to plot supply chain data onto satellite and LiDAR map. African governments of cocoa-producing countries, along with the main...

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  • New York vows to ban plastic bags statewide in 2020

    New York vows to ban plastic bags statewide in 2020

    Lawmakers in New York just agreed to ban plastic bags across the state. The law is a part of a larger budget agreement and makes New York the second state in the United States to join the fight...

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  • How McCormick Is Committing to Sustainability

    How McCormick Is Committing to Sustainability

    In October 2018, McCormick built on its original goals and announced that 100 percent of the company’s plastic packaging would be reusable, recyclable or able to be repurposed by 2025. The move is...

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  • Barilla To Introduce Biscuits Made Of 100% Sustainable Wheat

    Barilla To Introduce Biscuits Made Of 100% Sustainable Wheat

    Italian food company Barilla has announced that it is set to launch a range of biscuits made entirely of sustainable soft wheat. Part of the Buongrano line of Mulino Bianco, the product will be...

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  • Sustainable Fisheries Partnership ‘halfway’ to global targets

    Sustainable Fisheries Partnership ‘halfway’ to global targets

    Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) has said its "Target 75" initiative -- to see 75% of seafood production in key sectors classified as sustainable or improving toward sustainability by the...

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  • SIG to launch ‘world’s first’ aseptic cartons using ASI-certified aluminium foil

    SIG to launch ‘world’s first’ aseptic cartons using ASI-certified aluminium foil

    As part of its sustainability drive, SIG said the standard will ensure responsible sourcing throughout the value chain – from suppliers through to consumers. Rolling out from the beginning of...

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  • LME gets tougher on companies with ties to child labour, corruption

    LME gets tougher on companies with ties to child labour, corruption

    The London Metal Exchange (LME), the world’s biggest market for industrial metals, said Tuesday it would only allow responsibly sourced brands to trade on the platform from 2022 on, as part of...

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  • Walmart Launches New Reusable Bag Campaign; Announces 93 Million Metric Tons of Supplier Emission Reductions through Project Gigaton and Ann

    Walmart Launches New Reusable Bag Campaign; Announces 93 Million Metric Tons of Supplier Emission Reductions through Project Gigaton and Ann

    Walmart announced that for the first time, checkout carousels at its U.S. stores will include reusable bags that will be available to customers for purchase. The aim of this new campaign is to...

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  • Adidas unveils fully recyclable Futurecraft Loop sneaker

    Adidas unveils fully recyclable Futurecraft Loop sneaker

    Adidas has launched a sneaker made from virgin plastic that can be ground up and remade again, as part of the company's bid to mitigate the plastic crisis. The Futurecraft Loop shoe was launched...

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  • Old Navy and Banana Republic Pledge New Sustainability Goals for Denim 

    Old Navy and Banana Republic Pledge New Sustainability Goals for Denim 

    Gap Inc. may be on the cusp of becoming two independently public traded companies, but Old Navy and the yet-to-be-named company that will consist of the Gap brand, Athleta, Banana Republic,...

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  • Kellogg pledges responsible sourcing for Argentinian corn

    Kellogg pledges responsible sourcing for Argentinian corn

    The Kellogg Company said independent and external auditors have verified that Argentinian farmers growing flint corn, the variety used for Kellogg’s corn flakes, have implemented its environmental...

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  • Companies Aren’t Identifying Sourcing Decisions as Risks For Forced Labor 

    Companies Aren’t Identifying Sourcing Decisions as Risks For Forced Labor 

    Companies focusing solely on government mandates around forced labor and modern slavery may be missing out on other human rights related risk factors in the supply chain. The United Nations...

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  • SeaBOS members pledge to strengthen seafood sustainability 

    SeaBOS members pledge to strengthen seafood sustainability 

    A number of the world's largest seafood companies, including Charoen Pokphand Foods (CP Foods), have pledged to align and synergize their sustainability standards, in a bid to cut down on illegal...

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  • New consortium to reduce environmental footprint of rice production

    New consortium to reduce environmental footprint of rice production

    A new global consortium aimed at helped reduce the enormous environmental footprint of rice production has been announced. The Sustainable Rice Landscapes Initiative (SRLI) will introduce...

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  • Sustainable Seafood a Key to Improving Climate Impact 

    Sustainable Seafood a Key to Improving Climate Impact 

    As aquaculture has been the fastest growing form of food production in the world over the last four decades, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, companies have a responsibility...

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  • ‘Brands can help end tropical deforestation, but only by working together'

    ‘Brands can help end tropical deforestation, but only by working together'

    Justin Adams of Tropical Forest Alliance calls for companies to look beyond zero-deforestation commitments in individual supply chains and work with other partners to transform landscapes and...

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  • Unilever packaging to contain 50% recycled material by year end

    Unilever packaging to contain 50% recycled material by year end

    Unilever announced last week it expects to reach 50% recycled content in its packaging by the end of this year.EcoVadis's insight:Companies are increasingly collaborating with NGOs, industry...

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  • Diageo invests £16m to remove plastic Guinness packaging

    Diageo invests £16m to remove plastic Guinness packaging

    The drinks giant announced today it will be investing £16m to replace plastics currently used in its beer packaging with “100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard”. The investment will enable...

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  • Nestle & Carrefour partner to boost transparency in food supply chain

    Nestle & Carrefour partner to boost transparency in food supply chain

    In a bid to increase transparency in the food supply chain, Nestlé and Carrefour have reportedly partnered to enable customers to trace the origin of Mousline mashed potato products through...

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  • HSBC and Walmart Join Forces on Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Programme

    HSBC and Walmart Join Forces on Sustainable Supply Chain Finance Programme

    HSBC and Walmart today announced the roll-out of a sustainable supply chain finance programme that pegs a supplier’s financing rate to its sustainability performance. This global programme allows...

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  • Volkswagen Group joins collaboration for responsible sourcing of strategic minerals using blockchain; focus on cobalt

    Volkswagen Group joins collaboration for responsible sourcing of strategic minerals using blockchain; focus on cobalt

    Volkswagen has joined an open industry collaboration for the responsible sourcing of strategic minerals that will use blockchain technology to increase efficiency, sustainability and transparency...

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  • Dun & Bradstreet: stopping slavery in the supply chain

    Dun & Bradstreet: stopping slavery in the supply chain

    With the International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimating 25mn people worldwide are trapped in forced labour, modern slavery is a very real issue for businesses across many different industries....

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  • Ready to report: How Singapore firms are preparing for new packaging mandate

    Ready to report: How Singapore firms are preparing for new packaging mandate

    With Singapore set to introduce mandatory reporting requirements in 2020 in a bid to raise awareness of packaging waste, companies tell Eco-Business how they are preparing for the mandate, and...

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  • Foodservice plan targets action on food waste 

    Foodservice plan targets action on food waste 

    All foodservice and hospitality companies with over 250 employees should have a food waste target in place and be measuring, reporting and taking action on food waste by 2026, according to a new...

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  • EU urged to support local Fair Trade initiatives: ‘We see a willingness to buy sustainable and fair’

    EU urged to support local Fair Trade initiatives: ‘We see a willingness to buy sustainable and fair’

    In a report launched at the European Parliament (EP) this week, titled ‘From local to EU level: Scaling Up Fair Trade in Europe’, the Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) has urged EU policymakers to...

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  • BMW to stop purchasing Congo cobalt in 2020/21

    BMW to stop purchasing Congo cobalt in 2020/21

    According to Andreas Wendt, the board member responsible for purchasing at BMW, the company will no longer purchase cobalt from the Democratic Republic of Congo with the introduction of the fifth...

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  • SSE unveils new sustainability targets tied to SDGs

    SSE unveils new sustainability targets tied to SDGs

    Energy supplier SSE has today unveiled a set of new green targets linked to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), promising to champion a 'living wage', accelerate the roll out of EV...

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  • PUMA and First Mile to launch sustainable sports collection

    PUMA and First Mile to launch sustainable sports collection

    Sports firm PUMA has announced that it is launching a sustainable sportwear collection with First Mile, a company that helps communities in Haiti, Honduras and Taiwan by collecting plastic bottles...

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  • Co-op targets 100% sustainably sourced soy through credits scheme

    Co-op targets 100% sustainably sourced soy through credits scheme

    Supermarket chain Co-op has set a new, ongoing target of sourcing 100% sustainably certified soy across its supply chains, after joining global Roundtable on Responsible Soy (RTRS).See it on...

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  • USGBC Releases New Timber Traceability LEED Credit

    USGBC Releases New Timber Traceability LEED Credit

    The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced a new LEED pilot credit designed to increase transparency in timber supply chains and reduce the risk of illegally harvested wood entering the...

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  • Pernod Ricard targets SDGs and regenerative agriculture as part of 2030 goals

    Pernod Ricard targets SDGs and regenerative agriculture as part of 2030 goals

    Beverage giant Pernod Ricard has today (3 April) launched a new sustainability roadmap aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that commits to ambitious new targets relating to...

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  • Pernod Ricard targets SDGs and regenerative agriculture as part of 2030 goals

    Pernod Ricard targets SDGs and regenerative agriculture as part of 2030 goals

    Beverage giant Pernod Ricard has today (3 April) launched a new sustainability roadmap aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that commits to ambitious new targets relating to...

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  • Fashion firms urged to log global supply chains on new digital open-source map

    Fashion firms urged to log global supply chains on new digital open-source map

    Fashion giant C&A's charitable arm, the C&A Foundation, has teamed up with geospatial technology firm Azavea to develop a new open-source digital map aimed at helping fashion retailers, suppliers...

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  • MSC brings in new measures to combat forced, child labor

    MSC brings in new measures to combat forced, child labor

    The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has introduced new requirements for seafood suppliers and processers, which include the introduction of independent audits of labor practices for supply chain...

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  • YESS Aims to Eliminate Modern Slavery in Cotton Sourcing 

    YESS Aims to Eliminate Modern Slavery in Cotton Sourcing 

    Creating foundational documents aimed at establishing an industrywide approach to identify and address forced labor in cotton sourcing, the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) on Wednesday released...

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  • Retailers are updating sustainable seafood standards

    Retailers are updating sustainable seafood standards

    H-E-B has partnered with the Environmental Defense Fund to build a stronger commitment to sustainable seafood by sourcing from socially and environmentally friendly farms and fishing outfits,...

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  • Kingpins teams with ZDHC to clean up denim

    Kingpins teams with ZDHC to clean up denim

    Denim industry event series Kingpins has revealed the next phase of its work to ensure all exhibitors comply with a set of mandatory environmental and social standards by end of 2020 to help drive...

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  • Target aims to cut carbon footprint by 30% by 2030

    Target aims to cut carbon footprint by 30% by 2030

    Target has built on initial climate goals from 2017  to set new targets to reduce CO2 generated from Target facilities, energy purchased to power Target facilities and emissions from the entire...

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  • UK car wash app uncovers nearly 1,000 suspected cases of modern slavery

    UK car wash app uncovers nearly 1,000 suspected cases of modern slavery

    British drivers uncovered almost 1,000 potential cases of modern slavery at car washes in five months using the "Safe Car Wash App" yet less than a fifth called the anti-slavery helpline to report...

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  • Tommy Hilfiger develops 100% recycled cotton jeans

    Tommy Hilfiger develops 100% recycled cotton jeans

    Tommy Hilfiger is to introduce 100% recycled cotton denim styles in its spring Tommy Jeans collection, thanks to support from parent company PVH's Denim Center in Amsterdam – its first hub in...

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  • BofA Commits $300 Billion by 2030 to Low-Carbon, Sustainable Business

    BofA Commits $300 Billion by 2030 to Low-Carbon, Sustainable Business

    Bank of America (BoA) has announced it will mobilize an additional $300 billion in capital by 2030 through its Environmental Business Initiative. This third commitment increases the company’s...

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  • Aldi pledges fully sustainable packaging by 2025

    Aldi pledges fully sustainable packaging by 2025

    Aldi plans to convert 100% of its packaging to reusable, recyclable or compostable materials by 2025, according to a company press release. The company will also reduce packaging for all...

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  • Deutsche Telekom revises renewable energy targets

    Deutsche Telekom revises renewable energy targets

    Deutsche Telekom is planning to reduce its CO2 emissions by 90 percent by 2030 compared to 2017. It is also focusing on emissions from the supply chain and that customers generate when using our...

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  • H&M pledges 100% sustainable cotton by 2020

    H&M pledges 100% sustainable cotton by 2020

    H&M will transition to 100% sustainable cotton by 2020, according to the company's 2018 annual report. The retailer reached roughly 95% sustainable supply in 2018. The commitment to sustainable...

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  • Civil society report reviews progress of modern slavery reporting requirements; provides recommendations to improve laws & corporate reporti

    Civil society report reviews progress of modern slavery reporting requirements; provides recommendations to improve laws & corporate reporti

    Based on broad stakeholder consultation, desk-research, and company statement analysis, the report takes stock of progress brought about by and gaps in existing modern slavery reporting...

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  • Selfridges, John Lewis further luxury sustainability drive 

    Selfridges, John Lewis further luxury sustainability drive 

    Bags made using materials derived from post-consumer plastic waste and certified to the Global Recycled Standard (GRS) have been introduced to the ranges of both department store chain Selfridges...

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  • Just 42% brands meet ASOS modern slavery standards

    Just 42% brands meet ASOS modern slavery standards

    Online retailer ASOS has released its latest Modern Slavery Statement, evaluating its work between April 2018 – March 2019 and detailing the firm’s commitments towards modern slavery risk...

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  • Tracking the relationship between the oil supermajors and climate change

    Tracking the relationship between the oil supermajors and climate change

    The oil supermajors — Chevron, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, BP and Total — want you to know they get climate change, and they are working on it. After all:- BP changed its name in 2000 to...

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  • Cambodian garment factories improve conditions but rights violations continue 

    Cambodian garment factories improve conditions but rights violations continue 

    A recent survey by UN initiative Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) shows that conditions in the country’s garment factories are improving. But the sheer number of rights violations that still occur...

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  • Nestlé and Veolia partner on global plastic recycling scheme

    Nestlé and Veolia partner on global plastic recycling scheme

    Nestlé is collaborating with Veolia to implement a global recycling programme as part of action under the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW). Nestlé and waste management company Veolia have...

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  • Hilton Challenges Its Hospitality Teams to Step Up Soap Recycling

    Hilton Challenges Its Hospitality Teams to Step Up Soap Recycling

    Hilton is ramping up its soap-collecting efforts around the world, with a goal of recycling 1 million bars for Clean the World to distribute on Global Handwashing Day (October 15).EcoVadis's...

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  • Yum Brands works on science-based carbon emissions reduction targets

    Yum Brands works on science-based carbon emissions reduction targets

    Yum Brands has begun the necessary work to join the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), according to Jon Hixson, vice president for global government affairs and sustainability for Yum. If...

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  • Tokyo 2020 reveals progress on sustainability

    Tokyo 2020 reveals progress on sustainability

    FROM RECYCLING ELECTRONIC DEVICES INTO OLYMPIC MEDALS TO REDUCING AND OFFSETTING CO2 EMISSIONS AND PROMOTING HUMAN RIGHTS, THE TOKYO 2020 SUSTAINABILITY PROGRESS REPORT HIGHLIGHTS SUBSTANTIAL...

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  • Continente Pledges To Promote Circular Economy In Plastic Packaging

    Continente Pledges To Promote Circular Economy In Plastic Packaging

    Portuguese retailer Continente has signed up to the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment, which aims to promote a circular economy model for plastic packaging. It is a project led by the Ellen...

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  • EU Lawmakers Back Ban On Single-Use Plastics

    EU Lawmakers Back Ban On Single-Use Plastics

    Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives as well as cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 following a vote by EU lawmakers, as the bloc pushes manufacturers to...

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  • Netto Marken-Discount Reduces Packaging On Wurst Products By 20%

    Netto Marken-Discount Reduces Packaging On Wurst Products By 20%

    German discounter Netto Marken-Discount has reduced the packaging on its self-service wurst products by 20%, in a move that, the retailer claims, also keeps the product fresher for longer. The new...

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  • ASOS urges brands to sign slavery pledge

    ASOS urges brands to sign slavery pledge

    Brands working with the online retailer, including River Island, Missguided, New Look and Dr Martens, signed a pledge during an event at the House of Lords to take measures to eliminate slavery....

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  • Covestro and Genomatica launch partnership for sustainable growth

    Covestro and Genomatica launch partnership for sustainable growth

    Plants as sustainable raw material: Materials manufacturer Covestro and biotechnology company Genomatica have joined forces to research and develop high-performance materials based on renewable...

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  • Global standards on seafood traceability launched: ‘Knowing your supply chain is a must’

    Global standards on seafood traceability launched: ‘Knowing your supply chain is a must’

    A new global standard on seafood traceability has been launched in a collaborative effort to address the growing business need for traceability in the complex seafood supply chain. The Seafood...

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  • Nestlé, Unilever, Coca Cola and Diageo double-down on recycling myth across Africa

    Nestlé, Unilever, Coca Cola and Diageo double-down on recycling myth across Africa

    Nestlé, Unilever, The Coca Cola Company and Diageo announced plans today to improve the collection and recycling of plastics across Africa by launching the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance. In...

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  • Mars discloses Tier 1 cocoa suppliers in step toward supply chain transparency

    Mars discloses Tier 1 cocoa suppliers in step toward supply chain transparency

    Mars released last week a list of its Tier 1 cocoa suppliers along with progress on releasing Tier 2 and 3 information in an effort to bring more transparency to its sustainable cocoa procurement...

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  • Fair Labor Association to require company affiliates to publicly disclose supplier lists in move towards greater transparency 

    Fair Labor Association to require company affiliates to publicly disclose supplier lists in move towards greater transparency 

    "Labor and Human Rights Groups Urge Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives and Business Associations in the Apparel Sector to Adopt Transparency Requirements", 14 March 2019. In response to requests from...

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  • Mexico's new govt to scrutinize 'failing' anti-trafficking strategy

    Mexico's new govt to scrutinize 'failing' anti-trafficking strategy

    Mexico's new government is reviewing the country's "failing" anti-human trafficking policy with a focus on providing better support for victims, a top official said, after academics and activists...

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  • Australia: Fishmongers & academics hope Modern Slavery Act will help stamp out slavery from seafood supply chains 

    Australia: Fishmongers & academics hope Modern Slavery Act will help stamp out slavery from seafood supply chains 

    "Fish sold in Australia being caught by modern-day slaves who are forced to spend months at sea", 14 March 2019 ...Australian fishmongers and academics are hoping the introduction of Australia's...

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  • UN initiative to control environmental impact of 'fast fashion' 

    UN initiative to control environmental impact of 'fast fashion' 

    Concerned over the growing environmental damage caused by the clothing industry, the United Nations (UN) launched an Alliance for Sustainable Fashion in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday. Global textile...

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  • Citizen science helps farmers adapt to climate change

    Citizen science helps farmers adapt to climate change

    Using their small plots as laboratories, some 12,000 farmers in Nicaragua, Ethiopia and India are determining which seeds best adapt to climate change.EcoVadis's insight:Is your company making...

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  • Bank of England to set new rules on climate risk

    Bank of England to set new rules on climate risk

    The Bank of England will soon spell out how it wants banks, insurers and investment companies to manage the financial risks from climate change, Governor Mark Carney said on Thursday.  Companies...

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  • "Develop more efficient & sustainable leather industry"

    "Develop more efficient & sustainable leather industry"

    Brands, retailers, manufacturers and tanneries from across the world are under pressure to deliver a cleaner, more efficient and sustainable leather industry. Opportunities for several innovation...

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  • Garment supply chain traceability tool being developed

    Garment supply chain traceability tool being developed

    The UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the European Commission (EC), the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the International Trade Centre (ITC) and private sector partners are...

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  • H&M to phase out cashmere amid sustainability push

    H&M to phase out cashmere amid sustainability push

    H&M announced Monday the company will stop placing orders on conventional cashmere by the end of next year as part of its overarching sustainability efforts, according to a company blog post....

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  • GoodFuels powers first inland vessel on 100% sustainable biofuel for Heineken

    GoodFuels powers first inland vessel on 100% sustainable biofuel for Heineken

    Dutch biofuel producer GoodFuels has fuelled the first inland vessel from Combined Cargo Terminals (CCT) with 100% sustainable biofuel, the company has announced. Together with partner REINPLUS...

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  • Indonesia's tuna fisheries race for sustainability

    Indonesia's tuna fisheries race for sustainability

    The world’s biggest tuna producer, Indonesia’s fisheries have long been plagued by poaching and destructive fishing practices. But the industry is now seeking to offer certified...

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  • PepsiCo Latin America’s ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Incentivizes Circular Consumer Practices

    PepsiCo Latin America’s ‘Recycling with Purpose’ Incentivizes Circular Consumer Practices

    On Monday, in honor of Global Recycling Day, PepsiCo launched “Recycling with Purpose,” a circular economy model that promotes recycling across Latin America and the Caribbean. This initiative...

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  • Amnesty accuses electric vehicles makers of using unethically sourced minerals

    Amnesty accuses electric vehicles makers of using unethically sourced minerals

    Human rights advocate Amnesty International has accused the electric vehicle (EV) industry of selling itself as environmentally friendly, while most of the batteries they produce use polluting...

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  • The Environmental Impact of Livestock Farming 

    The Environmental Impact of Livestock Farming 

    EcoVadis's insight:Deforestation is a major cause of loss of biodiversity. The cultivation of palm, timber and pulp, soy and cattle farming are responsible for more than one-third of deforestation...

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  • First Report from the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative « Recycling « Waste Management World

    First Report from the Ship Recycling Transparency Initiative « Recycling « Waste Management World

    According to SRTI, since the online platform went live just over two months ago eight large shipowners – operating a combined total of more than 1800 vessels – have voluntarily shared data on...

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  • Brazilian Bakery Chain Vows to Go Cage-Free

    Brazilian Bakery Chain Vows to Go Cage-Free

    Cristallo, an upscale bakery chain based in Brazil, has committed to using only cage-free eggs in its supply chain, with the promise of being 100% cage-free by 2025. First established in 1953, the...

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  • Asda has removed 6,500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging

    Asda has removed 6,500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging

    Retailer Asda has announced that it has removed 6,500 tonnes of plastic from its own brand packaging since February 2018. The supermarket said that this marks a major step towards its ongoing...

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  • Volkswagen to launch 70 new electric models by 2028

    Volkswagen to launch 70 new electric models by 2028

    The Group is planning to launch almost 70 new electric models in the next ten years – instead of the 50 previously planned. Expanding e- mobility is an important building block on the road to a...

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  • Lenzing to invest heavily in sustainable production by 2022 

    Lenzing to invest heavily in sustainable production by 2022 

    Lenzing plans to invest around €100 million in sustainable manufacturing technologies and production facilities by 2022. The Lenzing Group has outlined its sustainable manufacturing...

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  • Primaloft claims polyester circularity breakthrough

    Primaloft claims polyester circularity breakthrough

    Advanced material technology company Primaloft has announced that its Primaloft Bio fibres are now renewable in a circular economy, after third-party testing proved the polyester fibres were...

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  • Go green: The Estee Lauder Companies announces 2020-2025 ESG goals

    Go green: The Estee Lauder Companies announces 2020-2025 ESG goals

    The Estee Lauder Companies has announced additional Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals in a bid to advance its legacy of responsible corporate citizenship. The goals comprise actions...

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  • The Australian fashion labels paying overseas sweat shop workers as little as 55 cents an hour 

    The Australian fashion labels paying overseas sweat shop workers as little as 55 cents an hour 

    Australian fashion brands are using factories that exploit workers, a report released this month claims. Some clothing brands are using workers in Bangladesh and Vietnam that are paid as little as...

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  • Retailers look to direct operations and supply chains to reduce emissions

    Retailers look to direct operations and supply chains to reduce emissions

    Many of the nation's largest retailers have made commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, a decision that could lead to savings on energy expenses. A recent report by the Carbon...

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  • Searches for sustainable fashion have increased by 66% in the past year

    Searches for sustainable fashion have increased by 66% in the past year

    In 2018, searches for “sustainable fashion” increased by 66%, while for more specific items, like “sustainable denim” the surge was even higher, with page views up by 187%. Lyst’s research...

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  • FoodTech startup creates portable scanner that detects chemical contamination

    FoodTech startup creates portable scanner that detects chemical contamination

    FoodTech startup Inspecto has developed a portable scanner that detects chemical contamination in food in real-time, expected to be commercially available in 2020. The device, called Inspecto, can...

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  • Consumer thirst grows for ‘sustainable fashion’ online

    Consumer thirst grows for ‘sustainable fashion’ online

    Global fashion search platform Lyst has released a new report based on the online shopping behaviour of 80 million shoppers over 12 months that shows there’s been a 66 per cent increase in...

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  • Governments and industry partner on cocoa supply chain sustainability

    Governments and industry partner on cocoa supply chain sustainability

    The governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana have released action plans to support industry efforts to end cocoa-related deforestation. The plans include three strategic pillars covering forest...

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  • Climate change: Pledge to cut emissions from dairy farms

    Climate change: Pledge to cut emissions from dairy farms

    A dairy firm is pledging to make its operations carbon-neutral from cow to supermarket by 2050, including more than 2,000 farms in the UK. This will require "radical changes" over the coming...

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  • Schneider Electric 'among world’s most ethical firms'

    Schneider Electric 'among world’s most ethical firms'

    Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a global...

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  • Food traceability efforts hampered by information gap and lack of harmonised standards: Chinese authority

    Food traceability efforts hampered by information gap and lack of harmonised standards: Chinese authority

    Food traceability efforts in China are being hindered by challenges arising from information gaps, the absence of harmonised standards, and the lack of policies to support tracking efforts.See it...

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  • UK Supermarkets Lead in Commitment to Responsible Recruitment Throughout their Supply Chains

    UK Supermarkets Lead in Commitment to Responsible Recruitment Throughout their Supply Chains

    UK supermarkets including Aldi, Co-op, M&S, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose & Partners have joined together as Founding Sponsors of the Responsible Recruitment Toolkit (RRT) to offer expert,...

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  • DSM sets science-based reduction targets for emissions

    DSM sets science-based reduction targets for emissions

    Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announced today that it has set new science-based reduction targets for greenhouse gas emissions. DSM has...

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  • CMA CGM, Ikea, Port of Rotterdam to test new sustainable fuel

    CMA CGM, Ikea, Port of Rotterdam to test new sustainable fuel

    CMA CGM will test a new biofuel on one of its container vessels on March 19 in a partnership with the Port of Rotterdam, the GoodShipping Program and Ikea Transport & Logistics Services, according...

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  • Business models create downward pressure on labour standards in global supply chains, says ETI 

    Business models create downward pressure on labour standards in global supply chains, says ETI 

    A report commissioned by ETI has investigated how business models are at the forefront of creating pressures on labour standards in global supply chains. The Business Schools of King’s College...

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  • Washington State’s Plastic Waste Legislation Presents Opportunity for Packaging Alternative Startups

    Washington State’s Plastic Waste Legislation Presents Opportunity for Packaging Alternative Startups

    Washington State lawmakers are considering a hardline measure that would force companies to take responsibility for plastic waste or forgo using it at all. The bill would require some companies to...

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  • Primark debuts denim jeans made from organic cotton

    Primark debuts denim jeans made from organic cotton

    Fast fashion retailer Primark's first ever line of women's jeans made from organic cotton will soon be available in the U.K. and European Union — selling for the equivalent of less than $20,...

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  • Meet CupClub, the startup out to tackle the global plastics epidemic

    Meet CupClub, the startup out to tackle the global plastics epidemic

    Over 14 million disposable coffee cups are used every day in the UK, with just 1% being recycled. CupClub is the world’s first returnable packaging service for drinks that utilizes RFID technology...

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  • Tyson uses DNA to trace beef through the supply chain

    Tyson uses DNA to trace beef through the supply chain

    Tyson has started using DNA to trace beef from the ranch of origin to the restaurant or retailer where it is sold. This ability is currently only available for its Open Prairie brand beef, Kent...

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  • EU singles out palm oil for removal from transport fuel

    EU singles out palm oil for removal from transport fuel

    The European Commission has concluded that palm oil cultivation results in excessive deforestation and its use in transport fuel should be phased out, setting the bloc on a collision course with...

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  • UK: Govt. to look at how co.'s address modern slavery & climate change before drawing up public sector contracts 

    UK: Govt. to look at how co.'s address modern slavery & climate change before drawing up public sector contracts 

    Businesses looking to secure public sector contracts will need to do more to help improve society, the UK government is set to announce. Ministers want firms to tackle issues like modern slavery...

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  • Why Ben & Jerry's is ditching plastic

    Why Ben & Jerry's is ditching plastic

    Ben & Jerry's is to cut single-use plastic from its 600 Scoop Shops. In early 2019 the company will remove plastic straws and spoons from its stores. Ben & Jerry's also plans to address plastic...

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  • How PepsiCo closes the sustainability loop with reusable packaging

    How PepsiCo closes the sustainability loop with reusable packaging

    The food and beverage giant is designing containers with reuse in mind, prompting new ways of thinking about packaging, reverse logistics and KPIs. Loop, a new reusable packaging system, aims to...

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  • Haelixa ensures traceability of organic cotton 

    Haelixa ensures traceability of organic cotton 

    With the goal of ensuring organic cotton supply chain transparency and integrity, Haelixa has developed a solution to trace cotton fibers along the entire supply chain. The technology has been...

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  • Walmart introduces new plastic waste reduction commitments for US private brand suppliers

    Walmart introduces new plastic waste reduction commitments for US private brand suppliers

    Walmart has introduced a new wave of plastic waste reduction commitments and it will look to achieve these through its vast US supply chain ecosystem. The company announced the new commitments at...

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  • Retailers take aim at packaging waste

    Retailers take aim at packaging waste

    Retailers are looking for waste reduction strategies as packaging waste continues to grow, starting with decreasing the amount of non-recyclable packaging on the products they sell. The amount of...

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  • Item-level produce traceability may help consumer confidence

    Item-level produce traceability may help consumer confidence

    Food recalls have been numerous over the past few years — from tomatoes, lettuce and apples to stone fruit, including peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots. Media coverage on contaminated foods...

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  • AB InBev Takes Aim at Scope 3 Emissions

    AB InBev Takes Aim at Scope 3 Emissions

    Anheuser-Busch InBev’s sustainability team has been busy. Since launching ambitious new sustainability goals for 2025 early last year, the world’s largest brewer began requesting supplier data...

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  • Businesses urged to 'do more' to win public contracts

    Businesses urged to 'do more' to win public contracts

    Businesses looking to secure public sector contracts will need to do more to help improve society, the UK government is set to announce. Ministers want firms to tackle issues like modern slavery...

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  • Kew Gardens uses DNA to tackle illegal logging

    Kew Gardens uses DNA to tackle illegal logging

    A landmark partnership between Kew and the Forest Stewardship Council is using DNA technology to help prevent illegal logging, estimated by Interpol to cost between up to £76 billion...

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  • Palm oil supplier loses RSPO certification

    Palm oil supplier loses RSPO certification

    A key supplier of palm oil, with previous ties to Nestle and PepsiCo, has had its sustainability certification removed following a long term investigation. Palm oil manufacturers, PT Salim Ivomas...

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  • Investors call on soy trade companies to eliminate deforestation

    Investors call on soy trade companies to eliminate deforestation

    Fifty-seven investors with $6.3 trillion in assets sent a letter to companies involved in the soy trade, asking them to eliminate "deforestation within their entire soybean supply chain, and will...

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  • Smithfield Foods achieves sustainability goal in grain supply chain

    Smithfield Foods achieves sustainability goal in grain supply chain

    Smithfield Foods Inc. announced that it has successfully engaged 80% of its grain supply chain -- which is used to feed the company’s hogs -- in farming practices that are both sustainable and...

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  • Poultry and egg sustainability roundtable announces inaugural board

    Poultry and egg sustainability roundtable announces inaugural board

    “The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Poultry & Eggs has the ability to bring together a broad group of diverse stakeholders who can collaboratively focus and accelerate continuous improvement in...

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  • Princes turns to blockchain to minimise supply chain sustainability risks

    International food and drink firm Princes has unveiled a sweeping new set of measures to make its supply chain practices more sustainable, including a pledge to use blockchain to ensure workers'...

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  • Tesco completes switch to sustainable chocolate in time for Easter bonanza

    Tesco completes switch to sustainable chocolate in time for Easter bonanza

    100 per cent of cocoa used in Tesco's own-brand chocolate products now certified by Rainforest Alliance, retailer confirms. All of Tesco's own brand chocolate products are now made with...

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  • Changes to Supply Chain Can Boost Margins by 3% 

    Changes to Supply Chain Can Boost Margins by 3% 

    Opportunities to counter the rapidly declining margins that health systems face may lie in optimizing supply chain management operations, according to a Syft survey from Sage Growth Partners...

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  • Olam Cocoa strengthens its commitment to end deforestation in Global Cocoa Supply chain

    Olam Cocoa strengthens its commitment to end deforestation in Global Cocoa Supply chain

    As a signatory to the Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) Olam Cocoa is implementing an action plan to eliminate deforestation, protect and restore forests and work with farming communities that...

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  • Saving the Cerrado: Six commodities traders to disclose supply chain data

    Saving the Cerrado: Six commodities traders to disclose supply chain data

    In a step toward limiting the loss of Cerrado biome native vegetation, six major commodity traders have agreed on a common framework for monitoring soy supply chains in 25 deforestation “high...

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  • U.S. craft marketplace makes plans to go green by offsetting emissions

    U.S. craft marketplace makes plans to go green by offsetting emissions

    Online crafts retailer Etsy Inc will go green by offsetting planet-warming carbon emissions from its shipping activities, the U.S. company said on Wednesday, joining a host of companies making...

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  • Finland wants EU to agree plan for net-zero carbon footprint

    Finland wants EU to agree plan for net-zero carbon footprint

    Finland wants the European Union to agree to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint by 2050, Environment Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen said on Monday as the bloc's ministers met to discuss a climate...

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  • Nestlé To Design Fully Recyclable, Compostable To-Go Cups

    Nestlé To Design Fully Recyclable, Compostable To-Go Cups

    Nestlé has announced that it is collaborating with other industry partners to design a fully recyclable, compostable fibre cup as part of the NextGen Consortium and Cup Challenge. The move is a...

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  • Environmental group launches supply chain sustainability website

    Environmental group launches supply chain sustainability website

    The Environmental Defense Fund has partnered with 10 other organizations — including The Sustainability Consortium, BSR and GreenBiz — to launch the Supply Chain Solutions Center, a website where...

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  • Airlines lack clear flight path to lower carbon emissions: researchers 

    Airlines lack clear flight path to lower carbon emissions: researchers 

    Airlines are making progress toward more efficiency and are offsetting emissions—but the big emissions cuts needed from aviation are not yet in the plans, researchers say. Some of the world’s...

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  • UK issues guidance on corruption in procurement

    The government has focused its latest Procurement Policy Notice on strengthening and supplementing procedures on corruption, conflict of interest and whistleblowing. In a notice issued by the...

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  • Nestlé targets sustainability in cocoa supply chain with action plan

    Nestlé targets sustainability in cocoa supply chain with action plan

    Nestlé has released its action plan to help end deforestation and restore forests in its cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. The plan is part of the company’s commitment to support the...

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  • Accenture Works With Mastercard, Amazon to Boost Circular Supply Chain Using DLT

    Accenture Works With Mastercard, Amazon to Boost Circular Supply Chain Using DLT

    Global professional services firm Accenture is working with major global firms including Mastercard to introduce a blockchain-based circular supply chain, according to a press release published on...

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  • Heineken Brazil Uses Gamification To Encourage Responsible Drinking

    Heineken Brazil Uses Gamification To Encourage Responsible Drinking

    As Brazil kicks off Carnival, Heineken is using mobility and gamification to engage its entire workforce as ambassadors of a responsible drinking initiative. The three-wave program is part of the...

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  • Nestle Pakistan partners with Clean Green Pakistan

    Nestle Pakistan partners with Clean Green Pakistan

    Nestlé Pakistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Climate Change, Pakistan to partner with the Clean Green Pakistan movement launched by the Prime Minister of Pakistan in...

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  • Transparency demands sees sustainable cotton gain ground

    Transparency demands sees sustainable cotton gain ground

    The 2025 Sustainable Cotton Challenge encourages brands and retailers to commit to source 100% of their cotton from the most sustainable sources by the year 2025.The Challenge was formed in 2017...

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  • SC Johnson to launch bottles made entirely from recycled ocean plastics

    SC Johnson to launch bottles made entirely from recycled ocean plastics

    SC Johnson has unveiled plans to start producing one of its top home cleaning products in bottles made entirely from recycled plastics collected from the world's oceans. The 100 percent recycled...

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  • General Mills to advance regenerative agriculture practices to grow sustainable supply chain

    General Mills to advance regenerative agriculture practices to grow sustainable supply chain

    General Mills has announced that it will advance regenerative agriculture practices on one million acres of farmland by 2030, as part of a major supply chain environmental responsibility...

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  • Living Incomes for Farmers Key to Ensuring Sustainability of Cocoa

    Living Incomes for Farmers Key to Ensuring Sustainability of Cocoa

    New Fairtrade Foundation campaign calls on the UK government and companies to end ‘shameful’ exploitation of cocoa farmers by 2030, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. Cocoa farmers...

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  • EDF Unveils Crowdsourced Platform to Accelerate Sustainable Supply Chains

    EDF Unveils Crowdsourced Platform to Accelerate Sustainable Supply Chains

    A new crowdsourced web platform launched today aims to help sustainability professionals meet increasing demands to reduce corporate climate impacts and chemical footprints, and showcase results....

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  • Clean Energy Sustainability Goals Outline Road to 100% Renewable, Zero-Carbon Fuel 20 Years Ahead of California’s Electric Grid

    Clean Energy Sustainability Goals Outline Road to 100% Renewable, Zero-Carbon Fuel 20 Years Ahead of California’s Electric Grid

    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE ) has set goals to offer Zero-Carbon 1Redeem™ renewable natural gas (RNG) at all of its fueling stations by 2025, summarized in its Corporate Sustainability...

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  • Walmart unveils plan to reduce plastic packaging waste

    Walmart unveils plan to reduce plastic packaging waste

    Walmart is partnering with its private labels on a number of initiatives including: achieving 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging for private brands by 2025; achieving 20%...

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  • Fashion industry should pay for clothes impact

    Fashion industry should pay for clothes impact

    The committee scrutinised the impact of the fashion industry, inviting evidence from brands, retailers and campaign groups. The inquiry found that UK consumers buy more new clothes per person than...

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  • Climate action helps companies build reputations and attract investors

    Climate action helps companies build reputations and attract investors

    This year, climate change topped off the agenda at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland —where every January, global leaders and the heads of the world's largest...

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  • International treaty needed to stop food sector from driving climate change, scientists warn

    International treaty needed to stop food sector from driving climate change, scientists warn

    Published on Monday (28 January) after extensive research by 43 scientists, the Lancet Commission’s report on obesity, under-nutrition and climate change cites these "inter-connected" issues as...

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  • Platform aims to increase UK’s supplies of sustainable soy

    Platform aims to increase UK’s supplies of sustainable soy

    Several regional platforms are materializing across Europe, alongside the global Roundtable for Responsible Soy (RTRS), to encourage domestic retailers and traders to buy only responsibly sourced...

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  • J.Crew and Madewell Launch Fair Trade Certified Denim Collection

    J.Crew and Madewell Launch Fair Trade Certified Denim Collection

    The J.Crew Group and Fair Trade USA have formed a partnership to introduce a Fair Trade Certified denim collection for men and women. Sold at J.Crew and Madewell stores and on the retailers’...

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  • Tate & Lyle to assess sustainability of stevia supply chain

    Tate & Lyle to assess sustainability of stevia supply chain

    Global food and beverage provider Tate & Lyle has announced a new partnership aiming to assess the stevia sweetener supply chain for any improvements that can be made to environmental, energy and...

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  • Sustana Meets Needs of Supply Chain Partners with New Sustainability Strategy

    Sustana Meets Needs of Supply Chain Partners with New Sustainability Strategy

    Sustana Group, a recycled fibers and paper products provider, is a supply chain partner for many companies that are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious, says chairman and CEO Fabian de...

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  • Volkswagen to reward green suppliers

    Volkswagen to reward green suppliers

    Volkswagen Group will soon begin awarding more business to suppliers that focus on sustainability while punishing those that do not. The automaker plans to introduce a performance rating this year...

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  • LVMH Creates New Standard for Responsible Crocodile Leather Sourcing 

    LVMH Creates New Standard for Responsible Crocodile Leather Sourcing 

    Luxury fashion group LVMH has launched a new standard for the responsible sourcing of crocodile leather. The Paris-based company, which includes luxury leaders like Louis Vuitton, Loewe, Christian...

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  • Manufacturers increasingly are dropping suppliers that fail to meet sustainability goals, CDP reports

    Manufacturers increasingly are dropping suppliers that fail to meet sustainability goals, CDP reports

    As consumers increasingly consider the environmental impact of the products they purchase, manufacturers are turning up the heat on suppliers to lower their emissions, manage water security risks...

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  • Investors press fast food giants to 'urgently' improve supply chain sustainability

    Investors press fast food giants to 'urgently' improve supply chain sustainability

    A coalition of investment firms with more than $6.5trn in assets under management have called on six of the world's largest fast food companies to take more ambitious action to tackle the climate...

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  • Accenture builds sustainable trade 'Circular Supply Chain' blockchain to trace and track goods

    Accenture builds sustainable trade 'Circular Supply Chain' blockchain to trace and track goods

    Global professional services company Accenture Plc announced Monday the launch of what the company calls the Circular Supply Chain: a blockchain distributed ledger that connects sustainable trade...

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  • Environmental NGOs "deeply disappointed" by Tokyo 2020’s revision of timber sourcing policy

    Environmental NGOs "deeply disappointed" by Tokyo 2020’s revision of timber sourcing policy

    Seven enviromental Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have released a statement saying they are "deeply disappointed" that Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers are still using timber associated with...

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  • Reckitt Benckiser Recognised For Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies

    Reckitt Benckiser Recognised For Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies

    Reckitt Benckiser has been awarded a position on the supplier engagement leaderboard by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), for its efforts to reduce emissions and lower climate-related risks in...

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  • Report: British firms leading animal welfare practices, but laggards remain

    Report: British firms leading animal welfare practices, but laggards remain

    Published today (26 February) by World Animal Protection and Compassion in World Farming, the business benchmark on animal welfare report ranks 150 of the world’s largest food and drink companies...

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  • Risks, rights and responsibilities: new report makes sense of modern slavery

    Risks, rights and responsibilities: new report makes sense of modern slavery

    As of 1 January 2019 the clock started for business with directors accountable for annual public modern slavery statements that describe how the business is identifying and managing modern slavery...

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  • Rio de Janeiro hits the gas in push toward its zero carbon goal

    Rio de Janeiro hits the gas in push toward its zero carbon goal

    In its efforts to slash its climate-changing emissions nearly to zero by 2050, Rio de Janeiro has chosen a perhaps unlikely place to start: its trash bins. At a huge waste treatment plant outside...

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  • Costa Rica launches 'unprecedented' push for zero emissions by 2050

    Costa Rica launches 'unprecedented' push for zero emissions by 2050

    Costa Rica's president has launched an economy-wide plan to decarbonize the country by 2050, saying the Central American nation aims to show other nations what is possible to address climate...

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  • Cargill works toward deforestation-free supply chains by 2030

    Cargill works toward deforestation-free supply chains by 2030

    Cargill wants to achieve deforestation-free supply chains by 2030 by implementing a set of land-use guidelines for suppliers, gaining greater visibility into the origin of goods, and determining...

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  • U.S. Department of Labor Urges Employers to Prevent Worker Exposure to Carbon Monoxide from Portable Generators and Other Equipment 

    U.S. Department of Labor Urges Employers to Prevent Worker Exposure to Carbon Monoxide from Portable Generators and Other Equipment 

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers to take necessary precautions to protect workers from the serious and potentially fatal...

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  • NextGen Cup Challenge: Nestlé joins initiative to build a fully recyclable, compostable to-go cup

    NextGen Cup Challenge: Nestlé joins initiative to build a fully recyclable, compostable to-go cup

    Nestlé announced today that it is joining forces with other industry partners to build a fully recyclable, compostable fiber cup as part of the NextGen Consortium and Cup Challenge. This...

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  • UK plans to make plastic packaging producers pay for waste disposal

    UK plans to make plastic packaging producers pay for waste disposal

    Britain is to set out plans to overhaul its recycling system on Monday, including making plastic packaging producers pay the full cost of dealing with their waste and introducing a deposit return...

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  • India proposes more than $12 bln of pollution-reducing incentives

    India proposes more than $12 bln of pollution-reducing incentives

    India has proposed incentives worth 885 billion rupees ($12.4 billion) to encourage power plants to install equipment to curb emissions and to develop infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs), a...

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  • Volkswagen ID to reduce more than 1mn tonnes of CO2 in supply chain and manufacturing process 

    Volkswagen ID to reduce more than 1mn tonnes of CO2 in supply chain and manufacturing process 

    Volkswagen has unveiled its latest electric car, one that will reduce more than 1mn tonnes of Co2 per year right through the supply value chain. The Volkswagen ID has been hailed as a “pioneer of...

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  • Global commodity traders to monitor deforestation in Brazil's savannah

    Global commodity traders to monitor deforestation in Brazil's savannah

    Six major commodities traders, including Cargill Inc and Bunge Ltd, have agreed to a common mechanism to monitor soybean supply chains for deforestation in Brazil's vast Cerrado savannah,...

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  • Norway starts payments to Indonesia for cutting forest emissions

    Norway starts payments to Indonesia for cutting forest emissions

    Almost a decade after Norway signed a $1-billion deal with Indonesia to help protect its tropical forests, the first payment for reduced emissions will be made after deforestation rates fell,...

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  • Daimler to increase focus of EVs following 7% rise in Mercedes-Benz emissions 

    Daimler to increase focus of EVs following 7% rise in Mercedes-Benz emissions 

    The German automotive manufacturer has revealed plans to further push electric and hybrid vehicles. This decision is in response to stricter emissions tests noting that Mercedes-Benz’s emissions...

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  • MPs want legislation to fix UK fashion | Labels & Legislation News

    MPs want legislation to fix UK fashion | Labels & Legislation News

    UK politicians have called on the Government to change the law to require fashion retailers to perform due diligence across their supply chains and have recommended tax breaks for companies that...

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  • MPs want legislation to fix UK fashion

    MPs want legislation to fix UK fashion

    UK politicians have called on the Government to change the law to require fashion retailers to perform due diligence across their supply chains and have recommended tax breaks for companies that...

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  • Australian companies 'significantly exposed' to slavery risk—investors

    Australian companies 'significantly exposed' to slavery risk—investors

    Australian companies are “significantly exposed” to modern slavery in their supply chains, with sectors ranging from finance and mining to healthcare most at risk, an influential group...

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  • Johnson & Johnson launches contact lens recycling scheme

    Johnson & Johnson launches contact lens recycling scheme

    Through its new UK contact lens recycling scheme, the ACUVUE Contact Lens Recycle Programme, Johnson & Johnson Vision and its partner TerraCycle are looking to drive real change in consumer...

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  • Human rights: Council adopts conclusions on EU priorities in UN human rights fora in 2019 

    The EU will continue to denounce human rights violations and abuses wherever they are committed, to call on states and non-state actors to prevent them and bring them to an immediate end, as well...

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  • Amazon pledges 50% net-zero carbon shipments by 2030

    Amazon pledges 50% net-zero carbon shipments by 2030

    Amazon pledged to achieve carbon neutral shipments by 2030 in a blog post written by SVP of Worldwide Operations Dave Clark published Monday. Steps toward this new target, deemed "Shipment Zero,"...

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  • Circular economy a key trend for 2019

    Circular economy a key trend for 2019

    Sustainability is growing far beyond individual products and is spreading to “encompass the entire product lifecycle” in what will be a key trend in the coming year, according to Mintel. In a...

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  • Tate & Lyle investigates stevia supply chain

    Tate & Lyle investigates stevia supply chain

    Tate & Lyle has launched an investigation into the sustainability of its stevia supply chain. The company said independent non-profit Earthwatch would carry out the inquiry, which “aims to...

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  • How Nestlé Is Innovating Its Way to 100% Recyclable or Reusable Packaging 

    How Nestlé Is Innovating Its Way to 100% Recyclable or Reusable Packaging 

    Walt Peterson, Nestlé's manager of packaging innovation and sustainability, talked about the world's largest food and beverage company's ambitious goal of moving to 100% recyclable or reusable...

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  • Verizon issues $1B in green bonds to fund companywide environmental initiatives

    Verizon issues $1B in green bonds to fund companywide environmental initiatives

    Verizon issued $1 billion in green bonds on Friday, and it plans to use the proceeds to fund various sustainability initiatives including renewable energy, green buildings, energy efficiency, and...

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  • 85% Of Retailers Haven’t Completed Supply Chain Digitization

    85% Of Retailers Haven’t Completed Supply Chain Digitization

    Retailers are missing out on gaining full control of their supply chain, according to new research released on Feb. 13 from Gravity Supply Chain Solutions. Eighty-five of U.S. retailers haven’t...

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  • Third of Canadian fish mislabelled within supply chains

    Third of Canadian fish mislabelled within supply chains

    Mislabelling of fish is taking place throughout the supply chain in Canada, according to a report. Researchers at the University of Guelph in Canada found that almost a third (32%) of fish samples...

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  • Rabobank earns top spot in global sustainability ranking

    Rabobank earns top spot in global sustainability ranking

    Sustainalytics has placed Rabobank at the top of the sustainability rankings for major banks. This means the bank received the highest score for how it applies Environmental Social Governance...

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  • New report on corporate disclosure under EU Non-financial Reporting Directive finds co's fail to provide meaningful information about impact

    New report on corporate disclosure under EU Non-financial Reporting Directive finds co's fail to provide meaningful information about impact

    The EU Non-financial Reporting Directive which came into effect in 2018 requires large companies and financial corporations to disclose information regarding their impacts on society and...

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  • Athens aims to ensure goods and services are slavery-free

    Athens aims to ensure goods and services are slavery-free

    Athens is planning a pilot procurement scheme that aims to ensure all goods and services bought by the local government are free of forced labour. Mayor of Athens Georgios Kaminis said a plan...

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  • France adopts strategy to stop ‘deforestation imports’ by 2030

    France adopts strategy to stop ‘deforestation imports’ by 2030

    Accused of being complicit in not only deforestation but also related human right abuses, the EU and its members are keen to reduce the impact of their commercial activities. The aim of France’s...

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  • German Development Ministry drafts law on mandatory human rights due diligence for German companies 

    German Development Ministry drafts law on mandatory human rights due diligence for German companies 

    As reported by German newspaper TAZ (“Die Tageszeitung”) on 10 February 2019, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has drafted an as of yet unpublished law on...

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  • KFC working with suppliers to cut plastic

    KFC has pledged that all its plastic-based packaging that reaches the consumer will be recoverable or reusable by 2025. The chain said the goal supported its long-term plan to implement a more...

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  • WWF launches blockchain platform to promote transparency in supply chains

    WWF launches blockchain platform to promote transparency in supply chains

    A blockchain platform has been launched by WWF-Australia to trace products throughout supply chains. WWF-Australia has partnered with BCG Digital Ventures (BCGDV) to create OpenSC, which tracks...

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  • Tesco and Carrefour pilot reusable packaging

    Tesco and Carrefour are to pilot refillable containers in their stores as part of an initiative designed to change the world’s reliance on single-use packaging. The containers are part of the...

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  • Eleven EU states already met 2020 renewable energy target 

    Eleven EU states already met 2020 renewable energy target 

    The European Union produced 17.5 percent of its power needs from renewable sources in 2017, while 11 of the bloc's 28 members had already achieved a 2020 goal of 20 percent or more, the latest...

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  • Report: Sensors can reduce food waste by 7%

    Report: Sensors can reduce food waste by 7%

    Applying sensor technology to the food supply chain to increase traceability could reduce food waste by between 5% and 7%, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum (WEF). WEF said...

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  • Ford pushes for supply chain transparency in cobalt mining using IBM blockchain technology 

    Ford pushes for supply chain transparency in cobalt mining using IBM blockchain technology 

    Ford is preparing to use blockchain technology to trace supplies of cobalt — a key ingredient for electric car batteries — in a bid to clamp down on labour exploitation. The US carmaker has teamed...

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  • Youfoodz Australia implements Oracle NetSuite to increase visibility and control over supply chain 

    Youfoodz Australia implements Oracle NetSuite to increase visibility and control over supply chain 

    One of Australia’s fastest growing food delivery service companies has implemented key cloud technology to revolutionise its delivery service visibility and gain greater control over its supply...

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  • CDP report: World’s biggest businesses cut 633 million metric tonnes of CO2 from supply chains 

    CDP report: World’s biggest businesses cut 633 million metric tonnes of CO2 from supply chains 

    The report, Cascading commitments: Driving upstream action through supply chain engagement, is based on data disclosed through CDP by 5,562 suppliers. It also reveals a 35% growth in targets for...

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  • Britain's Drax becomes world's first biomass plant to capture carbon

    Britain's Drax becomes world's first biomass plant to capture carbon

    Britain's Drax has started capturing carbon dioxide at its wood-burning power plant in North Yorkshire, a world first in technology it hopes could lead to carbon negative power plants in the...

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  • Pope denounces 'scourge' of human trafficking and slavery

    Pope denounces 'scourge' of human trafficking and slavery

    Pope Francis urged governments on Sunday to take decisive action against the $150 billion-a-year human trafficking business and the plight of millions of modern-day slaves. An estimated 45.8...

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  • How Danone, Kashi and Land O'Lakes are backing sustainable farming

    How Danone, Kashi and Land O'Lakes are backing sustainable farming

    Less than 1 percent of United States farms had an organic certification in 2017, according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Due to its environmental and health benefits,...

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  • Novozymes, VTT Crafting Next-Gen Solutions to Plastic Waste (and More)

    Novozymes, VTT Crafting Next-Gen Solutions to Plastic Waste (and More)

    Carbios — a French sustainable chemistry company specializing in technologies enabling recovery of plastic waste and the production of bio-polymers — has embarked on a joint development agreement...

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  • Unilever discloses tea suppliers amid consumer pressure

    Unilever discloses tea suppliers amid consumer pressure

    Unilever published a list of tea plantations supplying to its brands including Lipton, PG Tips and Tazo, according to a press release from Freedom United, an advocacy group seeking to end human...

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  • Industry wants to keep working on Safe Food for Canadians Act regulations

    Industry wants to keep working on Safe Food for Canadians Act regulations

    The influential Canadian Supply Chain Food Safety Coalition hailed the new Safe Food For Canadians Act regulations that began to take effect across Canada Tuesday, promising to continue work to...

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  • Battery manufacture must take a global leap forward to ensure a sustainable and just transition

    Battery manufacture must take a global leap forward to ensure a sustainable and just transition

    The global battery market is surging. By 2040 the global energy storage market is projected to attract $620 billion of investment. Over the past decade, the rechargeable lithium-ion battery market...

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  • Outdoor and snowsports industries stand united against climate change 

    Outdoor and snowsports industries stand united against climate change 

    The Trump administration’s sustained attacks on conservation areas in the USA has mobilised the outdoor industry in unprecedented ways. Now the key forces in the outdoor and snow sports industries...

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  • Cargill targets sustainable red seaweed through new initiative

    Cargill targets sustainable red seaweed through new initiative

    Cargill seeks to address key sustainability challenges for the harvesting and cultivation of red seaweed through a new programme. Called the Red Seaweed Promise, the initiative sees Cargill aim to...

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  • CDP: Corporate demand for supplier transparency increased eight-fold since 2008

    CDP: Corporate demand for supplier transparency increased eight-fold since 2008

    More than 110 of the world's largest companies are now requesting sustainability data from their suppliers, up from just 14 in 2008, new research from the CDP has found. Released today, the...

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  • Australia’s Modern Slavery Act Sets New Global Benchmark

    Australia’s Modern Slavery Act Sets New Global Benchmark

    International companies will need to monitor new human rights legislation in countries where they have important business relationships, not just their home jurisdictions. At the same time, going...

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  • Investors urge KFC, McDonald's and Burger King to cut emissions

    Investors urge KFC, McDonald's and Burger King to cut emissions

    McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King have been urged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in their supply chains by a coalition of global investors, with the animal agriculture industry criticised for...

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  • Environmental NGOs "deeply disappointed" by Tokyo 2020’s revision of timber sourcing policy

    Environmental NGOs "deeply disappointed" by Tokyo 2020’s revision of timber sourcing policy

    Seven enviromental Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have released a statement saying they are "deeply disappointed" that Tokyo 2020 Olympic organisers are still using timber associated with...

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  • Study: Fear of breaching competition law stifling sustainability efforts

    Study: Fear of breaching competition law stifling sustainability efforts

    Fear of breaching competition law is discouraging companies in the UK grocery sector from working together to tackle low pay and extreme poverty among farmers, according to new research from the...

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  • U.S. drops out of top 20 performers in global corruption index, watchdog says 

    U.S. drops out of top 20 performers in global corruption index, watchdog says 

    The United States slid four points lower on a global corruption index in 2018, dropping out of the top 20 countries for the first time since 2011, watchdog Transparency International said in a...

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  • Groupe PSA recognized by CDP as a leader on climate change

    Groupe PSA recognized by CDP as a leader on climate change

    Groupe PSA has been highlighted as a global leader on corporate climate action by environmental impact non-profit CDP, achieving a place on the “CDP Climate Change A List”. The Groupe has been...

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  • Hershey sharpens focus on deforestation in cocoa supply chain

    Hershey sharpens focus on deforestation in cocoa supply chain

    Hershey is stepping up its efforts to combat climate change and deforestation in the cocoa supply chain with an agroforestry landscape program in Ghana, along with several new commitments to...

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  • China food giant backs tougher action on soy deforestation

    China food giant backs tougher action on soy deforestation

    Chairman of COFCO Corporation, China's largest food processor, announces support for tougher restrictions on trading soy grown on deforested land. One of China's largest food processors has...

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  • Paris Outlines Plans To Become The Sustainable Capital Of Fashion By 2024

    Paris Outlines Plans To Become The Sustainable Capital Of Fashion By 2024

    As the style capitals prepare for the autumn/winter 2019 shows, Paris has launched a plan outlining its steps to become greener. Over the next five years, it will implement “Paris Good Fashion” –...

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  • Walmart to launch a consolidation centre in a bid to strengthen supply chain

    Walmart to launch a consolidation centre in a bid to strengthen supply chain

    Walmart have announced their plans to launch a consolidation centre in an attempt to strengthen their supply chain. With the combined might of people and logistics technology, Walmart say, this...

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  • Aldi Ireland Becomes A Carbon Neutral Business 

    Aldi Ireland Becomes A Carbon Neutral Business 

    Aldi Ireland has announced that it has become a carbon neutral business following investing in a long-term carbon management programme. The supermarket, which has 137 stores and two distribution...

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  • Refinitiv pledges to become a net-zero-carbon business in 2020

    Finance giant Refinitiv has committed to becoming carbon-neutral by the end of 2020, as part of a new range of sweeping environmental and social sustainability pledges.See it on Scoop.it, via...

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  • Sustainability goals hamstrung by competition law, Fairtrade body argues

    Sustainability goals hamstrung by competition law, Fairtrade body argues

    A Fairtrade report has found that UK businesses perceive competition law as a hindrance to sustainability objectives across the supply chain. Results from 18 interviews with key stakeholders of...

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  • Agreement on Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Supply Chain Will Protect All EU Farmers

    Agreement on Unfair Trading Practices in the Food Supply Chain Will Protect All EU Farmers

    The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have reached a political agreement on a new set of rules that will ensure protection of 100% of EU farmers and of a very large majority of...

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  • Kingfisher to phase out harmful chemicals from its supply chain

    Kingfisher to phase out harmful chemicals from its supply chain

    Kingfisher, the international home improvement company, has today announced it will phase out three chemical groups from its own branded products by 2025, with an ambition to extend this to the...

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  • Global giants call for more action on climate change

    Global giants call for more action on climate change

    Global commerce giants - including Coca-Cola, Tesco and Sky - have today signed a statement calling on the Scottish Parliament to ‘seize the chance to renew their position as a climate leader in...

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  • Global Investors Challenge Fast Food Companies on Climate, Water Risks

    Global Investors Challenge Fast Food Companies on Climate, Water Risks

    Over 80 investors warn that “animal agriculture is the world’s highest-emitting sector without a low-carbon plan.” Global investors representing more than** US$6.5 trillion** today called on six...

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  • 'Sustainable palm oil is the best solution to deforestation'

    'Sustainable palm oil is the best solution to deforestation'

    While debate rages on the full impact of deforestation as a result of the production of palm oil, many organisations, including leading UK retailers, are making promises to eradicate this product...

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  • Tiffany joins top diamond miners in disclosing origins of gemstones

    Tiffany joins top diamond miners in disclosing origins of gemstones

    World famous jeweller Tiffany & Company has launched an initiative to provide greater transparency about the origins of its diamonds to customers, from miners to retailers.Following in the...

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  • Hershey unveils plan to set approved science-based target by 2021

    Hershey unveils plan to set approved science-based target by 2021

    US-based confectionary giant Hershey has committed to set an approved science-based emissions reduction target by 2021, as part of a sweeping new range of sustainability measures. See it on...

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  • Australia Starts Tackling Modern Slavery

    Australia Starts Tackling Modern Slavery

    A new law in Australia requires companies of a certain size operating in Australia to publicly state the steps they are taking to keep their supply chains free from the worst forms of modern-day...

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  • Global Diamond Network demands better conditions in the supply chain

    Global Diamond Network demands better conditions in the supply chain

    Glen Mpufane, IndustriALL director of mining, diamond, gems, ornaments, jewellery and precious stones, said: “We are demanding that the riches from the diamond supply chain be beneficial to...

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  • The miracle method for sustainable rice – and bigger harvests

    The miracle method for sustainable rice – and bigger harvests

    A technique developed by a Jesuit priest is producing bumper crops – and reducing emissions of a grain responsible for 1.5% of greenhouse gasesSee it on Scoop.it, via Sustainable Procurement News

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  • Big brands revisit the milkman model to cut plastic pollution

    Big brands revisit the milkman model to cut plastic pollution

    Major packaged goods sellers and retailers, under pressure to cut the flow of single-use plastic bottles and containers clogging the world's waterways, have teamed with recycling and shipping...

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  • Germany to phase out coal by 2038 in move away from fossil fuels

    Germany to phase out coal by 2038 in move away from fossil fuels

    Germany should shut down all of its coal-fired power plants by 2038 at the latest, a government-appointed commission said on Saturday, proposing at least 40 billion euros ($45.7 billion) in aid to...

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  • Stricter global standards needed for impact funds to work - OECD

    Stricter global standards needed for impact funds to work - OECD

    Impact investment funds should be measured more strictly to ensure they are transparent about how much good their money is doing, the OECD said on Thursday, a day after a hoax letter on...

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  • Waitrose aims to save 134m plastic bags

    Waitrose is asking customers to use reusable containers as part of efforts to cut plastic bag use by 134m a year. Under the retailer’s packaging and plastic reduction strategy for 2019 customers...

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  • Nestlé details plan to hit sustainable packaging goals by 2025

    Nestlé details plan to hit sustainable packaging goals by 2025

    Nestlé will form partnerships with sustainable packaging pioneers as part of its actions to meet its 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025. The food and...

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  • To meet climate goals, world urged to reuse natural resources

    To meet climate goals, world urged to reuse natural resources

    More of the billions of tonnes of materials the world uses each year must be recycled and reused to keep climate change in check, researchers said on Tuesday. Only about a tenth of the nearly 93...

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  • Slow replanting of palm a blow to Indonesia's efforts on environment

    Slow replanting of palm a blow to Indonesia's efforts on environment

    An ambitious scheme to replant about a fifth of the land under palm oil in Indonesia is running far behind schedule, marking a blow to efforts by the world's top producer to lift yields and fend...

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  • Alliance to tackle plastic waste accused of 'greenwash'

    Members of a new alliance that announced a drive to eliminate plastic waste have been accused of greenwash by an environmental NGO, which says they are making huge investments in increasing...

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  • BASF breaks new ground with chemically recycled plastics

    BASF breaks new ground with chemically recycled plastics

    Chemical recycling provides an innovative way to reutilize plastic waste that is often sent to landfill or burned with energy recovery. Using thermochemical processes, such plastics can be...

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  • Global Alliance Commits Over $1B to End Plastic Waste

    Global Alliance Commits Over $1B to End Plastic Waste

    An alliance of global companies from the plastics, chemicals and CPG value chain has banded together to advance solutions to plastic waste in the environment.EcoVadis's insight:With consumers...

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    'Major changes' expected on the U.S automotive supply chain with U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement 

    An agreement between the U.S., Mexico and Canada regarding proposed tariffs on Chinese products in the automotive industry looks set to force ‘major changes’ in a number of leading supply chains....

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  • Zero carbon at sea? Rotterdam port eyes a greener future

    Zero carbon at sea? Rotterdam port eyes a greener future

    In Rotterdam, ships from around the world cruise in and out of Europe's busiest port, a bustling industrial hub that employs almost 200,000 people and produces 20 percent of the Netherlands'...

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  • Green and inclusive? Paris builds a zero-carbon future with a social conscience

    Green and inclusive? Paris builds a zero-carbon future with a social conscience

    Arrayed between elegant stone buildings and run-down railway tracks in the northwest of Paris lie bustling playgrounds, plant-filled ponds and stretches of lush grass. The Clichy-Batignolles area,...

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  • Tradeshift partners with FRDM to address slavery in the supply chain through global app platform

    Tradeshift partners with FRDM to address slavery in the supply chain through global app platform

    A leader in global supply chain payments and marketplaces has partnered with a technology solutions provider to better highlight and mitigate the challenges of human trafficking in the supply...

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  • Tiffany & Co. ushers in new era of diamond supply chain transparency 

    Tiffany & Co. ushers in new era of diamond supply chain transparency 

    One of the worlds largest diamond and jewellery manufacturers and retailers has embarked on a major supply chain transparency transformation, as it looks measure every step of the diamond value...

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  • Carrefour becomes first French retailer to utilise AI in supply chain optimisation

    Carrefour becomes first French retailer to utilise AI in supply chain optimisation

    One of the world’s leading food retailers has become the first French retailer to use artificial intelligence to optimise its supply chain process. Carrefour will take advantage of SAS Viya’s...

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  • Survey: 48% of procurement leaders invest in tech due to 'FOMO'

    Survey: 48% of procurement leaders invest in tech due to 'FOMO'

    In a survey conducted by procurement consultancy Efficio and Cranfield University, 48% of procurement said  fear of missing out or "FOMO," drives them to invest in new technology, the Chartered...

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  • Domino's 'failing' on chicken welfare, says campaign group

    Domino's 'failing' on chicken welfare, says campaign group

    Campaign group World Animal Protection investigated the policies and reporting of chicken welfare in supply chains behind the top nine fast food companies: Domino’s (Inc), Domino’s (plc), Nando’s,...

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  • Britons say willing to pay more for fair fashion but trust in brands lacking

    Britons say willing to pay more for fair fashion but trust in brands lacking

    Most British consumers would pay more for their clothes if factory workers received fairer wages, but lack trust in the ethical pledges made by brands, a poll found on Thursday, amid growing...

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  • Britain pledges legislation in 2019 to combat deadly air pollution

    Britain pledges legislation in 2019 to combat deadly air pollution

    Britain on Monday pledged to fight air pollution and introduce new legislation this year on air quality to save lives and billions of pounds for the economy. The government said Britain would...

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