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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

World’s Biggest Brands Back International Accord for Worker Safety

A new agreement designed to protect workers in Bangladesh and other garment-producing nations kicked off Wednesday with the unveiling of 77 inaugural signatories, including the world’s three biggest fashion retailers by revenue. Uniqlo operator Fast Retailing joined H&M and Zara owner Inditex, which announced their participation last week, in lending its support to the International…… Continue reading World’s Biggest Brands Back International Accord for Worker Safety

Has Origin Materials Cracked The Code On Carbon-Negative Plant-Based Plastics?

There are a couple of things that caught my eye about Origin Materials right up front. First, since my late father spent his whole career with the U.S. Forest Service, Origin’s touting their use of waste wood cellulose as a raw material turned my head. Second, having spent half my career in packaging tech at… Continue reading Has Origin Materials Cracked The Code On Carbon-Negative Plant-Based Plastics?

Sustainable Sourcing Seminar and Happy Hour

Thursday, September 16, 2021 Buffalo New York USA It all starts with asking a question… The products you and your business purchase make a difference! Join us to learn about different green product certifications, how to identify and avoid greenwashing, and other important factors to consider when making purchasing decisions large or small. Our guest… Continue reading Sustainable Sourcing Seminar and Happy Hour

Escalating U.S.-China Solar Rift Threatens Biden Clean-Energy Goals

The first big test of Joe Biden’s lofty clean-power ambitions may not be congressional approval of sweeping climate legislation, but managing a solar supply chain that’s being shaken by the seizure of imported Chinese panels. Multiple companies have now had solar components detained at U.S. ports in the aftermath of a Biden administration ban on… Continue reading Escalating U.S.-China Solar Rift Threatens Biden Clean-Energy Goals

SGS and Sintali Sign MOU with the First International Bank, Standard Chartered, to Promote the World Bank’s IFC EDGE Green Building Standard

The consortium of Sintali-SGS is a global certification services provider for EDGE (“Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies”). The EDGE green building certification provides a transparent pathway for buildings to achieve carbon neutrality from a minimum of achieving 20% or more savings in energy, water and embodied energy in materials to the highest certification level… Continue reading SGS and Sintali Sign MOU with the First International Bank, Standard Chartered, to Promote the World Bank’s IFC EDGE Green Building Standard

LEGACY Insights: Sustainability & Ecommerce Become Major Supply Chain Trends

Post-pandemic recovery is well underway, with supply chain professionals the world over reevaluating industry priorities and putting the pieces into place for a sustainable ecommerce-driven future.