Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

Farmers & Ranchers Focus on Partnership and Collaboration During USFRA Third Annual Honor the Harvest Forum

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CHESTERFIELD, Mo., September 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers in Action (USFRA) third annual Honor the Harvest convening this month connected farmers and ranchers with agricultural value chain leaders in food, fiber, and energy to address the needs of the next #DecadeofAg.

CSRHub Data Used for COVID-19 Research and Analysis


CSRHub data was used as a major resource for a recent academic paper. The study examines the effect of Covid-19 on the U.S. tourism and hospitality industry, and the impact CSR practices have on firms' success responding to Covid-19.

Healthy Climate, Healthy Lives: Engaging Employees and Suppliers

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In September 2020, Biogen launched a a 20-year, $250m commitment to eliminate fossil fuel emissions from its operations by 2040 and advance action on the deeply interconnected challenges of climate, health and equity.

With this initiative, Biogen became the 1st Fortune 500 company to commit to going beyond net zero to become fossil fuel free. In keeping with our emphasis on transparency, this report provides highlights of Biogen’s progress toward our Science Based Target initiatives-approved goals and commitment to Business Ambition for 1.5°C.

Supply Chain Transparency Conference to Feature Speakers From Ferrero, Mars, Williams-Sonoma

Building the Business Case for Transparency and Next Gen Transparency Tech to be Major Themes of the Conference
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September 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The inaugural Supply Chain Transparency Conference is scheduled to take place virtually on October 13th and 14th. The free conference is expected to draw over 1,000 attendees from the food and agriculture, apparel, cosmetics, pharmaceutical, automotive, electronics, chemicals and other sectors. It is being hosted by Sourcemap, the leading provider of technology for supply chain mapping, transparency and traceability.

About the Conference

Travero's Logistics Park Cedar Rapids Open for Business

The company’s newest operation is the region’s largest rail-served public warehouse.
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa /3BL Media/ – Travero, the logistics solutions subsidiary of Alliant Energy, announces construction is complete at Logistics Park Cedar Rapids (LPCR). As the region’s newest and largest rail-served public warehouse and transload facility, LPCR offers a unique mix of transportation options and supply chain benefits to customers at a strategically located operation. 

Better Planet: Going Beyond Net Zero by 2035


For more than a decade, we’ve been committed to a goal of net zero greenhouse gas across operations and zero waste to landfill by 2035. Since 2016 we’re deepening that commitment through our Design for Environment (DfE) program by carefully considering the full life cycle impacts of our products and processes. In 2020, we completed over 4 times more DfE projects than in 2019 and saw more DfE projects completed in 2020 alone than in all previous years combined since DfE work began in 2016.

Forest Positive Coalition: CEO Introduction 2021

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Hear from the CEO Co-sponsors of The Consumer Goods Forum's Forest Positive Coalition, Grant F. Reid, CEO of Mars, Incorporated, and Alexandre Bompard, CEO and Chairman, Carrefour, alongside the CGF's Managing Director, Wai-Chan Chan, provide an update on the Coalition’s progress after one year.

Australian Cadbury Dairy Milk Blocks to Be Available in Recycled Soft Plastic Packaging

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September 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Australian made Cadbury Dairy Milk Blocks will be among the first food products in the world to be available and wrapped in recycled soft plastic packaging, the confectionary brand has announced.

Announcing the news today, Cadbury’s owner US firm Mondelez International said it had sourced the equivalent of 30 per cent of the plastic needed to wrap the brand’s famous blocks from recycled sources.

How To Keep More Recyclables Out of Landfills

By Jeffrey Fielkow

Most avenues for improving recycling in the U.S. run through approximately 300 little-known material recovery facilities, or MRFs, that manage our “recyclables” after they are collected curbside.

MRFs serve a vital function of receiving, separating and then preparing recyclable materials for sale to end-user manufacturers. They are a gatekeeper determining how much of the collected material ends up in landfills and how much moves onto recyclers.

But their operations could be improved in several key ways with the help of local and national policymakers.


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