sustainable supply chain News

  • Expanding the sustainable supply chain conversation

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Businesses around the globe and across many industries find they have something in common: the search for greater supply chain value.  But who is leading the ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Categorization: A 2011 sustainable supply chain focus

    A 2010 year in review revealed a growing emphasis on environmental awareness, social responsibility, and business sustainability actions in the supply chain. More progressive companies, similar in action to IBM and Wal-Mart, have begun to evaluate inbound supply and their organizational ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Sustainable supply chain: emerging best practices

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company The recent drive to incorporate ‘Sustainability’ into Supply Chain Management has inspired companies to reexamine their internal and external ...


    By 3BL Media

  • NHS Supply Chain reveals sustainability benefits for NHS

    40% Reductions in carbon emissions since 2008 according to NHS Supply Chain annual sustainability report, with the NHS Procurement and Efficiency Programmes aiming to deliver £2bn in savings by the end of the financial year 2015/16. The 2014 report focuses on how NHS Supply Chain is helping the NHS to ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Greening the supply chain

    Lara Greden, Director of Environmental Product Strategy, for Verisae, a leading environmental consulting firm, has authored an informative paper on Greening the Supply Chain. She notes, Greening the supply chain is rapidly becoming a business imperative for the supplier and customer alike. As companies define and execute sustainability strategies within their own boundaries, they are finding that ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Sustainable supply chain management: a focus on the long-term

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company The evolution of supply chain management over the past few decades has transformed procurement actions from pure price concessions to jointly-focused cost ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Sustainable supply chain strategies: managing working capital

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Armed with a solid business plan and stable operation, a company should be able to operate without concern. However executives, especially in the last few ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Cut to control: the evolution of a sustainable supply chain

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Over the last few years the essence of business sustainability for most organizations has been to "cut to the bone and hope to survive". As we move towards ...


    By 3BL Media

  • DSM`s sustainable supply chain management recognized

    Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has been awarded the Sustainable Supply Chain Award 2012 for its responsible way of managing its supply chain. This is the fourth award this month that recognizes DSM's sustainability efforts, its transparency and its leadership. The prize was awarded by the VBDO, the Dutch Association of Investors for ...


    By DSM

  • BASF presents sustainability programs and tools at LCA sustainable supply chain summit

    BASF, the world"s leading chemical company, is advancing value-chain driven initiatives to increase sustainability throughout industry. At the recent LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) Sustainable Supply Chain Summit held in Chicago (April 28-29, 2010), Charlene Wall, Manager of Sustainability Communications in North America for BASF, contributed to a ...

  • More corporations are “greening” supply chains

    Savvy business sometimes requires only a flip of a lid. When Stonyfield Farm switched from plastic to foil lids six years ago, the organic yogurt company avoided 16 percent of the energy costs associated with producing its containers. Similar savings have been discovered throughout Stonyfield's manufacturing, transportation, and packaging divisions since the company began measuring its carbon ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • The supply chain: where is it headed in 2011?

    Taiga Company Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Driven by evolving market conditions, consumer expectations, global policy, and a wide variety of progressive business sustainability action in 2010, supply chain management ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Elemica Wins 2011 SDCExec Green Supply Chain Award for Helping Clients Incorporate Sustainability Within Their Supply Chains

    Elemica, leading provider of supply chain integration and optimization services to the chemical, tire & rubber, energy and selected manufacturing industries, recently received the 2011 Green Supply Chain Award from Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. Elemica was chosen because of its commitment to ...


    By Marketwire

  • Emissions: why focus on the supply chain?

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company As the discussion continues on emissions, many companies are reevaluating the internal and external impacts that pending legislation may have on costs.  For the first time, ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Carpet Recycling UK Conference – sustainability throughout the carpet supply chain

    Carpet Recycling UK’s Annual Conference returns to Birmingham on June 11th with a comprehensive programme covering developments in thinking and practice around sustainability across the carpet supply chain. Preceding the one-day event at the city’s Institute of Engineering and Technology will be a networking Awards Dinner on June 10th with conference sponsorship again ...

  • Walmart to drive sustainability deeper into company`s supply chain

    In what could emerge as one of the most powerful forces for change in the global retail sector, Walmart has announced a series of initiatives to make the company's supply chain in the United States, China and around the world more sustainable. At an event in Beijing with government officials, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), academics, suppliers and company associates present, Walmart said ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Conference to address profitability, sustainability and environmental legality in plastics supply chain

    iSmithers, formerly the Information division within independent testing, research and consulting organisation Smithers Rapra, has launched EnviroPlas, the first international conference of its kind to cover cradle to cradle issues in the non-packaging plastics supply chain.  The conference will take place in Brussels on 16-17 March 2010. The conference has been designed to address the ...


  • DNA results confirm supply chain integrity for MSC certified sustainable seafood

    Results of the latest round of independent DNA testing on MSC labelled products show over 99% were correctly labelled. Of 320 samples tested, only three were found to be mislabelled. When seafood is sold with the MSC ecolabel, every business in the supply chain has undertaken a detailed traceability audit against the MSC chain of custody standard. This shows seafood buyers that fish has come from ...

  • Swedish water expertise advances global textile supply chain sustainability

    The environmental, social and financial results are collected from the Initiative’s scaled up global programme to increase efficient water, energy and chemical use at factory level in India, China, Bangladesh, Turkey and Ethiopia. It is estimated that 20 per cent of all industrial freshwater pollution is caused by the textile industry. The Sweden Textile Water Initiative was developed ...

  • Global food companies need to upgrade their sustainable supply chain strategies

    The world's largest food producers need to invest in more robust codes of conduct for the management of environmental issues in the supply chain and set a broader range of targets for improved future performance, according to a new report from independent analyst firm Verdantix. The study finds significant variation in the ambition and robustness ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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