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The Children’s Place Sets 2025 Target for 100% Responsible Cotton Sourcing

The Children’s Place‘s second annual Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) report reveals its ambition to responsibly source 100 percent of the cotton it uses by 2025. Related Articles From fiscal 2019 to 2020, which ended Jan. 1, 2021, the children’s wear retailer grew the amount of responsibly sourced cotton it used from just 6 percent… Continue reading The Children’s Place Sets 2025 Target for 100% Responsible Cotton Sourcing

SGS Signs Inaugural EUR 1 Billion Sustainability-Linked Revolving Credit Facility (RCF)

It refinances several undrawn bilateral committed credit lines and will be used for general corporate purposes. Under the RCF, SGS is committed to meeting ambitious targets for the following three sustainability-linked key performance indicators (KPIs), which are an integral part of our Sustainability Ambitions 2030: (1) CO2 emissions, (2) women in leadership positions, and (3)… Continue reading SGS Signs Inaugural EUR 1 Billion Sustainability-Linked Revolving Credit Facility (RCF)

Using Sustainable Product Configuration to Enable Customer Choice

Using Sustainable Product Configuration to Enable Customer Choice Traditionally, when we think about the cost of a product, we’re thinking mainly in financial terms. But this isn’t the only form of cost. Increasingly, a new measure that’s taking on more importance for buyers – and regulators – is the carbon footprint cost. NREL Enables Affordable… Continue reading Using Sustainable Product Configuration to Enable Customer Choice

A new phase of the IEEA

Phase 3 of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA), designed to help energy intensive industries and businesses with high energy use to cut their energy bills and carbon emissions is open for idea submissions now. Jenni McDonnell from KTN explains more. In 2018, industry represented 16 per cent of total UK carbon emissions, with the… Continue reading A new phase of the IEEA

Making sustainable manufacturing work for you

Sustainable manufacturing means many different things to many people. As companies reinvent themselves they look upon ways of showcasing their bold moves in taking accountability for the environmental impact of their offerings. A core component of this industrial paradigm shift is the increasing use of digital technologies – the bringing together of automation, the Internet… Continue reading Making sustainable manufacturing work for you

SDG 13 Steps: How Denim Mills are Embracing Climate Action

Reducing fashion’s carbon footprint has never been more imperative. A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change indicates that without immediate and widespread intervention in shrinking emissions, it will be impossible to keep global warming limited to 1.5 degrees Celsius. According to the United Nations, fashion is responsible for an estimated 2 to 8… Continue reading SDG 13 Steps: How Denim Mills are Embracing Climate Action

Creating a sustainable future for carbon fibre in manufacturing

Iain Bomphray, Director at the Lightweight Manufacturing Centre (LMC), a specialist technology centre within the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), talks about his team’s work with carbon fibres. Increasing demand for lighter products As the world seeks to reduce CO2 emissions to meet environmental targets, there is a greater demand than ever for lightweight manufacturing,… Continue reading Creating a sustainable future for carbon fibre in manufacturing

3 tips for launching your responsible sourcing program

Customers across industries are becoming more conscious of who they buy from, and how those brands source and produce their service or product. An Accenture study, for example, found that a growing number of consumers are looking to make more sustainable choices and limiting waste. When they investigate their suppliers they are looking for organizations… Continue reading 3 tips for launching your responsible sourcing program

Sustainable Manufacturing – more than just a buzzword

A quick perusal on the websites of any of the biggest names in Food & Beverage and Life Sciences companies and we inadvertently stumble upon the corporate commitment to sustainability. The goals are similar: the decoupling of growth from the environmental footprint, and increasing social impact. Promoting ethical behaviour is good for a brand and… Continue reading Sustainable Manufacturing – more than just a buzzword

ESG Outlook: Ben Mead of Hohenstein on Putting Data Behind Sustainability Claims

ESG Outlook is Sourcing Journal’s discussion series with industry executives to get their take on their company’s latest environmental, social and governance initiatives and their own personal efforts toward sustainability. In this Q&A, Ben Mead, managing director, Hohenstein Institute America, discusses why brands doing good sustainability work should talk about it more.  Name: Ben Mead Title: Managing Director…… Continue reading ESG Outlook: Ben Mead of Hohenstein on Putting Data Behind Sustainability Claims