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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.

Why Lithium is the Decisive Growth Factor for the European E-Mobility Market

August 12, 2021 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. According to some estimates, the size of the global electric vehicle market is expected to increase to approximately $803 billion by 2027. E-mobility is making substantial ground all over the world, but Europe’s e-mobility sector is experiencing the fastest growth by far. Currently,… Continue reading Why Lithium is the Decisive Growth Factor for the European E-Mobility Market

Sourcing at Magic Showcases Sustainability, Smaller Format

The Sourcing at Magic trade show in Las Vegas opened its doors this week with a more curated look and feel—and a smaller footprint. That’s because many of the event’s usual exhibitors, namely those from China, continue to contend with the impacts of the pandemic, including a Centers for Disease Control-imposed ban on travel to…… Continue reading Sourcing at Magic Showcases Sustainability, Smaller Format

Watch: The Increasing Pressure to Ensure Ethical Supply Management

Are companies taking their eye off the ball when it comes to monitoring the ethics of their suppliers? A discussion with Bill Michels, vice president of operations with CIPS Americas, and Alessandra Tassini-Negri, senior director of strategic sourcing and procurement with Dun & Bradstreet. Ethical lapses by suppliers are especially evident in parts of the… Continue reading Watch: The Increasing Pressure to Ensure Ethical Supply Management

ESG Outlook: Hanna Hallin of Treadler on Scaling Up Sustainable Sourcing

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, Hanna Hallin, director of sustainability at Treadler, a B2B service initiated by the H&M Group, discusses how it’s working to help get more of…… Continue reading ESG Outlook: Hanna Hallin of Treadler on Scaling Up Sustainable Sourcing

Carter’s CSR Exec Talks Xinjiang, Traceability and Sustainable Cotton

Carter’s inaugural corporate social responsibility report pulls back the curtain on the children’s wear company’s plans to promote people, product and planet. Related Articles Like its peers in apparel retail, the infant and kid’s wear giant is aiming to use only sustainable fibers by the end of the decade. A Better Cotton Initiative member as… Continue reading Carter’s CSR Exec Talks Xinjiang, Traceability and Sustainable Cotton

Apparel Impact Institute Launches Sustainability Program in California

With existing facility efficiency programs in seven regions throughout Europe and Asia, the Apparel Impact Institute (Aii), which drives scalable solutions for the apparel and footwear industry, is bringing sustainability home. This summer, the San Francisco-headquartered organization has started feasibility research for implementing its Clean by Design program in apparel manufacturing facilities in California. The…… Continue reading Apparel Impact Institute Launches Sustainability Program in California

Procurement and Sustainability are Your Yin and Yang!

Subscribe Here! Email Address Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer Featuring Our 12 Best Procurement Articles! Yin and Yang article and permission to publish here provided by Sam Jenks at Kodiak Rating. Procurement and Sustainability are your business’ Yin and Yang. The question is; are you harnessing the natural power they create together? For those that… Continue reading Procurement and Sustainability are Your Yin and Yang!