Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

From the Street to the Street: The Circular Economy in Ghana

Ghana Social Enterprise Transforms Plastic Waste to Paving Blocks
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The ASASE (‘Mother Earth’) Foundation has put the circular economy into practice through its CASH IT! social enterprise, aiming to establish a replicable, sustainable business model, formalizing employment, mobilizing volunteers, and creating a product desperately needed by the community from trash that formerly littered the streets. It’s sustainability in action.

Hawesville Mill’s Continuous Improvement Projects Deliver Results

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Five years after the introduction of a transformative barge unloading system, our Hawesville Mill continues to embark on projects that help increase reliability and performance in producing pulp and paper. These continuous improvement projects are saving time, reducing costs, increasing efficiency and lowering our environmental impact.

Circular Economy Briefing – Complimentary

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Transitioning from a linear to a circular economy is one of the biggest challenges the industry faces, reducing waste is of paramount importance to ensuring the safety of the planet. It also presents an opportunity for business to drive change through innovation and collaboration.
 
To help you grasp the opportunity circularity presents Ethical Corporation has just produced a 42-page management report with expert response and analysis providing comprehensive insight into transitioning to a circular economy.
 

Essity Invests in Sustainable Alternative Fiber Technology

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From Farm to Factory - Essity Invests in Sustainable Fiber Technology To Integrate Alternative Fiber into Consumer and Professional Hygiene Tissue Products

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From Farm to Factory - Essity Invests in Sustainable Fiber Technology To Integrate Alternative Fiber into Consumer and Professional Hygiene Tissue Products

More Than Half of U.S. Adults Are Unsure About How to Recycle: PepsiCo Recycling Is Changing That…Starting in K-12 Classrooms

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PURCHASE, N.Y., May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- PepsiCo Recycling today announced that, through the Recycle Rally – a free program designed to educate and instill recycling behaviors at K-12 schools across the United States – nearly 10 million pounds of waste material was diverted from landfills during the 2018-19 academic year.  Since launching in 2010, Recycle Rally has facilitated collections of close to 500 million recyclable containers.

Supply chain Transparency Is a Business Necessity

By Tim Mohin, GRI Chief Executive
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Considerations about sustainability in the supply chain are no longer optional. In all regions of the world, these issues are front and center of both the business and political agenda.

When it comes to the supply chain, transparency is not the first instinct of business. A company’s sourcing practices can be one of the ways to stay ahead of the competition.  But, when it comes to sustainability, it’s essential to track the origin of products and services for their environmental and human rights implications.

‘Last 10% is always the hardest’: Inside General Mills’ push for sourcing, agriculture and communities

By Kristine Sherred
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According to its 2019 Global Responsibility Report, the Minneapolis, Minnesota-based company sources 85% of its top ten ingredients in responsible ways.

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VIDEO | Meet Dr. Mary Battrell, Staff Veterinarian for Smithfield Foods

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Meet Dr. Mary Battrell, staff veterinarian for Smithfield Foods. Dr. Battrell has spent over 20 years ensuring that Smithfield’s animals are safe, comfortable, and healthy. Her motto is: "Every pig. Every pen. Every day. Food, water, comfort, care."

Human Rights Reporting – New Management Briefing

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There’s increasing focus and attention, from several key stakeholder groups, on the need for greater transparency on human rights. In Ethical Corporation’s newly published management briefing they look at the rising reputational, legal and brand risks, and some of the companies that are leading the way in Human Rights reporting.

Click here to access a complimentary copy 10-page management briefing

Bridgestone Promotes Sustainability and Transparency Across Global Tire and Rubber Supply Chain

by Rachel Evans
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Bridgestone has made steady progress in implementing its Global Sustainable Procurement Policy, which outlines the company’s path to achieving the ambitious goal of using only sustainable materials in all of its products by 2050.

Through its partnership with EcoVadis, a provider of sustainability, risk and performance ratings for global supply chains, the tire maker assesses suppliers’ current sustainability practices, and looks at what support is needed to improve on this.

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