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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

    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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