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An Ecosystem for the Ecosystem

Connected technology helps farmers care for the land and protect the environment.
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Farmers are in constant pursuit of data

From every planted seed, application of fertilizer, or change in weather, information is gathered. This includes satellites building forecasts, advanced sensors monitoring crops, and systems measuring water sprayed through a nozzle. Agricultural innovation is connected to the earth, building knowledge to support informed and thoughtful judgments.

L'Occitane Engaging in Sustainable Procurement

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L’Occitane Group’s COO, Lorenzo Giacomoni, explains how it turned out that during the crisis the fact that the group had placed sustainability at the heart of the business proved the group remained resilient. Sustainable commitment is now anchored even stronger in the Group’s strategy. 

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Why Suppliers are Key to Unlocking Sustainable Procurement Value

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Despite the recent challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, both buyers and suppliers are increasing their commitment to sustainable procurement. This trend is spurred by growing awareness of the need for sustainable and resilient supply chains to unlock new value, remain agile in the face of future crises, comply with emerging regulations and respond to growing pressure from consumers and investors. The spotlight often shines on the benefits that buying companies can reap from implementing sustainable procurement programs and initiatives. However, our recently launched Sustainable Procurement Barometer 2021 report – which surveyed both suppliers and buyers – makes a compelling case for why suppliers have just as much to gain. Here are four key takeaways from this year’s Barometer.

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Despite the recent challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, both buyers and suppliers are increasing their commitment to sustainable procurement. This trend is spurred by growing awareness of the need for sustainable and resilient supply chains to unlock new value, remain agile in the face of future crises, comply with emerging regulations and respond to growing pressure from consumers and investors. The spotlight often shines on the benefits that buying companies can reap from implementing sustainable procurement programs and initiatives. However, our recently launched Sustainable Procurement Barometer 2021 report – which surveyed both suppliers and buyers – makes a compelling case for why suppliers have just as much to gain. Here are four key takeaways from this year’s Barometer.

2021 Sustainable Procurement Barometer Key Findings [Infographic]

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This infographic surveys the key findings derived from the Sustainable Procurement Barometer 2021. Developed jointly by EcoVadis and the Value Chain Innovation Initiative at Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Barometer tracks the enduring expansion of sustainable procurement across regions and industries following COVID-19 and highlights that the disruption to global supply chains affected by the pandemic has served only to consolidate corporate sustainability goals atop the executive agenda. 

Mid-Size Companies: The Next Frontier in Sustainable Procurement

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Sustainable procurement is now an accepted part of doing business for the world’s leading companies, with multinational giants like NestléJohnson and Johnson and Bridgestone taking increasingly ambitious strides to integrate sustainability throughout their complex and far-reaching supply chains. Since 2007, our Sustainable Procurement Barometer has tapped into our extensive network to gauge how companies across a range of industries and geographies are approaching procurement. For years, most of the responses we received were from Global 500 companies. However, our Sustainable Procurement Barometer 2021 – launched in partnership with Stanford’s Value Chain Innovation Initiative –  tells a very different story.

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Sustainable procurement is now an accepted part of doing business for the world’s leading companies, with multinational giants like NestléJohnson and Johnson and Bridgestone taking increasingly ambitious strides to integrate sustainability throughout their complex and far-reaching supply chains. Since 2007, our Sustainable Procurement Barometer has tapped into our extensive network to gauge how companies across a range of industries and geographies are approaching procurement. For years, most of the responses we received were from Global 500 companies. However, our Sustainable Procurement Barometer 2021 – launched in partnership with Stanford’s Value Chain Innovation Initiative –  tells a very different story.

Chain Reaction: Why Supplier Diversity Matters

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Like several other commercial functions, procurement is being influenced by changing consumer demands. Public pressure on businesses to adopt more ethical supply management practices, which had been growing steadily over the preceding years, has intensified significantly since the eruption of Black Lives Matter protests in 2020.

A Source for Good: Recycling is Just the Start for a Paper Mill and Its Community

Recycling, energy from biomass, reducing landfill initiative. How one Georgia-Pacific facility is transforming itself and the community.
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“This is the heartbeat of a 50-mile area,” Shawn Williams says from a corner of Georgia-Pacific’s Naheola mill on a cool morning. “If you live in the community, this is where you want to work.”

STAR - New Metric Allows Businesses to Quantify Positive Biodiversity Impacts

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September 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Species Threat Abatement and Restoration Metric (STAR) will, for the first time, allow businesses to estimate the potential contributions of specific nature-positive actions in specific places towards global biodiversity targets.

Logitech Commits to Remove More Carbon than it Creates with a Climate Positive Approach

All Logitech products and operations will be carbon neutral in 2021
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland and NEWARK, Calif., September 9, 2021 /3BL Media/-  Logitech International (SIX: LOGN) (Nasdaq: LOGI) announced today that it is adopting a climate positive approach, addressing its carbon footprint across the entire value chain (Scope 1, 2, and 3) to achieve carbon neutrality this year and setting the company on a path to net zero by 2030, and beyond that, climate positive

LG Sets Goal to Use Half Million Metric Tons of Recycled Plastic

Use of Post-Consumer Recycled Plastics to Increase Tenfold by 2025
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SEOUL, South Korea, Sept. 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ — LG Electronics has set a goal to use almost 600,000 metric tons of recycled plastic by 2030 in a concerted effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the value chain. The goal is a part of LG’s larger initiative to create a take-back ecosystem for electronic waste and increase the use of post-consumer recycled materials in its consumer electronics and home appliance products.

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