By: Elizabeth Sturcken, managing director of EDF+Business
Businesses today are taking basic services and turning them into well-designed, convenient user-friendly experiences. You see it every day with companies like Spotify and Seamless. Or Netflix, which is suggesting I watch The Great British Baking Show, based on my family’s viewing-history.
Now, imagine the possibilities if we applied this business model to sustainability.
Site offers tools to help supply chain professionals meet corporate environmental targets
WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ – A new crowdsourced web platform launched today aims to help sustainability professionals meet increasing demands to reduce corporate climate and chemical footprints and showcase results. The platform will fill a vital gap in sustainability departments’ capacity to stay informed on the latest resources to address environmental impacts across global supply chains.
Amidst rising deforestation rates, many companies have committed to eliminating deforestation from key commodity supply chains. As of June 2018, 473 companies globally committed to curbing deforestation in supply chains linked to palm oil, soy, timber and pulp, and cattle.
Many of these companies have set 2020 goals, and are doubling down efforts to meet these goals as the deadline fast approaches. Companies now find themselves in a position in which they know where they want to go, but do not always know how to get there.
In today’s global economy, virtually no organization is fully vertically integrated. This makes sustainability relevant across a company’s entire value chain. After setting an ambitious goal addressing downstream avoidance of customer greenhouse gas emissions, NRG is one of the first in its sector to include its supply chain as part of its sustainability commitments. This makes strong business sense because sustainable supply chains are inherently more efficient, transparent and resilient.
We recently heard from Mars, Incorporated’s chief procurement and sustainability officer, Barry Parkin, about the company’s plan to tackle its ambitious climate goals in an EDF+Business “Business of Sustainability” podcast. Their Sustainable in a Generation plan details Mars’ commitment to procure 100 percent renewable energy.
Engaging companies to care about sustainable supply chains can be difficult. Domtar came up with five simple ways to make it matter.
For corporations, the age of “random acts of greenness” is over. Progressive companies integrate sustainability into their everyday, core business models and throughout their value chains. It means being accountable for your entire value chain — but engaging sustainable suppliers has proven to be a challenge for many companies.
Dallas, TX, February 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Suppliers can play an important role in helping companies achieve their corporate sustainability goals. AT&T honored six such of its suppliers at the third annual Supplier Sustainability Awards luncheon today. Recipients exemplified extraordinary efforts in promoting sustainability achievements over the course of 2013 in the areas of alternative energy, energy efficiency, process improvement, the environment and packaging.
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 13, 2011 - Research published in Supply Chain Management: An International Journal shows it's possible -- and profitable -- to establish a sustainable supply chain by focusing on personal relationships built on trust. Read how Nespresso, a division of Nestlé, was struggling to meet growing demand for high-quality coffee.