Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

L’Oréal Redoubles the Efforts to Achieve Its Sustainability Targets


While the consequences of climate change become more and more real, affecting also the cosmetic sector, the L’Oréal Group reports on its targets to significantly reduce its environmental footprint and reaffirms its commitment to fight climate change. 

“Climate change is a reality and it impacts the most vulnerable within our value chain, for example farmers and producers of certain natural ingredients, such as shea butter from Burkina Faso or argan oil from southern Morocco” says Alexandra, Chief Sustainability Officer.

Campbell Soup Company, Church & Dwight, Henkel, Nestlé Waters North America, RB, Unilever, and Ocean Spray Join How2Recycle® Label Program.

Eight global brands, representing over $72 billion in revenue, announce support of How2Recycle at Walmart’s April 19th Sustainability Milestone Summit.
Press Release

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., April 19, 2017 /3BL Media/— At the Walmart Sustainability Milestone Summit event today, Campbell Soup Company, Church & Dwight, Henkel, Nestlé Waters North America, RB, and Unilever all announced that they will be joining the How2Recycle® label program to educate consumers how to recycle packaging correctly.

We Can All Be Champions for Environmental Sustainability

by Pauline Vogl, Project Manager, Sustainable Business Practices

I’m a champion for environmental sustainability. As a member of Cisco’s Corporate Affairs team, I’m constantly looking for ways to be a global problem solver and positively impact people, society, and especially the planet.

FedEx Releases 2017 Global Citizenship Report

New Vehicle Fuel Efficiency Goal Set
Press Release

MEMPHIS, Tenn., April 20, 2017 /3BL Media/- FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today the online release of its 2017 Global Citizenship Report (GCR), which details how the company connects the world responsibly and resourcefully.  The annual report includes updates on the company’s strategies, goals, programs and progress in three key areas: Economy, Environment and People.  The report also includes statistics that track the progress of the company’s citizenship goals in fiscal year 2016, which ended on May 31, 2016.

Walmart Launches Project Gigaton to Reduce Emissions in Company’s Supply Chain

Through release of a sustainability toolkit, Walmart asks suppliers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one gigaton – the equivalent to taking more than 211 million passenger vehicles off of U.S. roads for an entire year
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., April 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, during Walmart’s annual Milestone Summit, the company launched a sustainability platform inviting suppliers to join Walmart in committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from their operations and supply chains. Dubbed Project Gigaton, this initiative will provide an emissions reduction toolkit to a broad network of suppliers seeking to eliminate one gigaton of emissions, focusing on areas such as manufacturing, materials and use of products by 2030.

Cargo Covers Strengthen Supply Chains and Reduce Food Waste


When you think about the many ways that technology has shaped your life, what comes to mind first? Maybe it’s faster communication, or lifesaving healthcare. But what about fruit salad? It’s easy to forget, but with today’s complex food supply chains there are some surprising technologies behind many of our favorite meals—even the simple things we enjoy every day.

Sustainability Advocate Jason Mathers Demonstrates Sustainability is Good for Business

EDF and FedEx collaborate to drive environmental impact

Interview with Jason Mathers, Environmental Defense Fund

“At first folks thought that FedEx and EDF were an odd couple. Together, we’ve demonstrated that sustainability is good for business.” 

As Director of Supply Chain at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), Jason Mathers helps companies cut pollution, greenhouse gas emissions—and business costs. Over almost two decades of close collaboration, he says, FedEx has helped develop a new generation of transport solutions.  

How a Small Sticker Made a Big Impact on Reducing Carton Waste

by Yuji Suzuki, Manager of Japan Manufacturing Operations

Think of a large piece of Cisco equipment, like a carrier-class router. Now picture the product’s shipping carton: it’s a side carton that’s over seven feet (2220mm) long. Somewhere in transit, this large carton sustains a visible surface tear.

Now imagine a sticker about the size of a shipping label, and sometimes, even smaller. We call this sticker an “EcoPatch.” We place the EcoPatch over that surface tear.

Seafood Joins Fair Trade Revolution, a Scallop at a Time

by The Associated Press

Fair trade coffee, bananas and ... scallops? Yes, very soon.

Fair trade certification status, which is conferred by independent groups to denote environmental sustainability and fair working conditions, has been around for years. But it's just now on the rise among seafood products in the U.S., where consumer interest in the story behind the fish and shellfish they eat is growing.

Sharing Economy Thrives in Toronto, Reflects Success of Library of Things Movement


With four locations and a variety of workshops and community events, the Toronto Tool Library is a pioneer of the lending and sharing movement. In April 2016, the Toronto Tool Library team raised the bar again when they launched the Sharing Depot, Canada’s first Library of Things, where members can borrow sporting goods, board games, camping equipment, children’s toys and party supplies for $50-$100 per year.


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