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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

Rolls-Royce’s all-electric aircraft completes maiden flight in UK

Rolls-Royce’s first all-electric aircraft has completed its maiden flight in the skies above the UK ahead of a world record attempt later this year. The ‘Spirit of Innovation’ soared for around 15 minutes, having taken off from the MOD’s Boscombe Down airfield in Wiltshire on Wednesday. With its powerful 400kW (500+hp) electric powertrain and the… Continue reading Rolls-Royce’s all-electric aircraft completes maiden flight in UK

Part 3: The Infrastructure Bill and the balance between resilience and sustainability

September 10, 2021 · By Geoffrey Garrett and Nick Vyas · Editor’s note: This is Part 3 of a three-part look at infrastructure in the U.S. by Geoffrey Garrett, Dean of the USC Marshall School of Business, and Nick Vyas, Academic Director of MS in Global Supply Chain Management and an Associate Professor of Data… Continue reading Part 3: The Infrastructure Bill and the balance between resilience and sustainability

Drax calls for UK supply chain to deliver climate saving negative emissions technology

Renewable energy giant Drax has called for businesses of all sizes to join the UK’s first BECCS supplier engagement programme. The new programme of nationwide events will encourage British businesses to work with the renewable energy pioneer to deliver its multi-billion-pound climate-saving negative emissions technology – bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). The company… Continue reading Drax calls for UK supply chain to deliver climate saving negative emissions technology

How to Set Chainwide ‘Measurable and Quantifiable’ Sustainability Goals

Sustainability has been a top talking point for the apparel supply chain in recent years, but it’s safe to say that mere awareness doesn’t cut it anymore. Results are a must. Related Articles To get there, brands have to set “measurable and quantifiable” goals, according to Min Zhu, Ph.D., technical director, U.S. and Canada softlines… Continue reading How to Set Chainwide ‘Measurable and Quantifiable’ Sustainability Goals

Hyundai Making Big Hydrogen Push With Cheaper Fuel Cells For Trucks, Drones And Sports Car

Hyundai Motor, which is readying a new line of battery-powered vehicles, says hydrogen is essential for cutting carbon emissions from transportation, especially heavy-duty trucks, and intends to roll out a cheaper, smaller fuel cell system to power every commercial vehicle model it makes—as well as drones, emergency vehicles, homes, trains, ships and a sports car. … Continue reading Hyundai Making Big Hydrogen Push With Cheaper Fuel Cells For Trucks, Drones And Sports Car

How Two Factories Achieved a ‘Living Wage’ for Supply Chain Workers

A living wage for the world’s garment workers may not be the pie-in-the-sky notion it’s been made out to be, according to a leading multi-stakeholder nonprofit that counts some of the world’s top brands and retailers among its members. In a report published earlier this week, the Fair Labor Association (FLA) described how a handful…… Continue reading How Two Factories Achieved a ‘Living Wage’ for Supply Chain Workers

China plans to build a large solar power plant in space by 2050

We had only seen that idea in Isaac Asimov’s books. However, today we are aware that reality has caught up with science fiction. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! September 2, 2021 2 min read This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors… Continue reading China plans to build a large solar power plant in space by 2050