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All Hands on Deck for the Circular Economy

Innovation All Hands on Deck for the Circular Economy The key to achieving zero waste is a systems approach where all stakeholders work together toward the same ends Published: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 – 12:02 Suddenly, supply chains are in the spotlight. The practical details of how products arrive on supermarket shelves, for example, gained… Continue reading All Hands on Deck for the Circular Economy

What Fashion Learned from ‘Knee-Jerk’ Covid Cancellations and Sticking With Sustainability

At Sourcing Journal’s Hong Kong Summit earlier this month, sourcing experts weighed in on the biggest takeaways from a year of turmoil. According to Miran Ali, vice president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and spokesperson for STAR Network, a network of Asian producer networks, the world’s second largest exporter was among…… Continue reading What Fashion Learned from ‘Knee-Jerk’ Covid Cancellations and Sticking With Sustainability

98 Percent of Sustainability Initiatives Fail. Here's How Not to Be Part of That Statistic.

Most companies aren’t as green as everyone thinks they are; now’s the time to make key changes and see real results. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! May 19, 2021 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Most companies aren’t nearly as green… Continue reading 98 Percent of Sustainability Initiatives Fail. Here's How Not to Be Part of That Statistic.

How To Put Sustainability Ideas Into Action

Not that long ago, manufacturing companies that focused on environmental sustainability were exceptions. Now companies that don’t are significantly increasing the risk to their business long term.  Companies that are taking environmental responsibilities seriously are leading their industries by setting examples of how to do it right. They recognize their responsibility and role in pushing… Continue reading How To Put Sustainability Ideas Into Action

Procurement meets marketing: Responsible sourcing turns trendy in the public eye

The days of procurement as a back-office function without much of a story to tell the public are numbered. More than ever, consumers want to know where and how their products are being made, and global brands are telling the trendy tales of sustainability and transparent sourcing. In 2010, H&M launched its Conscious collection of… Continue reading Procurement meets marketing: Responsible sourcing turns trendy in the public eye

Creating a circular economy: Made in Britain’s sustainable Green Growth Programme

John Pearce, CEO of Made in Britain, explores the notion of the circular economy and the reality for SME and larger manufacturers, and highlights the Green Growth Programme, designed to help create a more resilient and sustainable manufacturing sector. The UK has one of the highest circular economy scores in Europe*, but what are the… Continue reading Creating a circular economy: Made in Britain’s sustainable Green Growth Programme

Does Sustainability Have A Scent? Advances In Bioengineering Create Environmentally Responsible Musk

Musk is present in almost every scent we dab, spritz, and splash onto our skins. A highly versatile substance, musk has a distinct scent that turns heads unlike any other fragrance. Musk is probably most famous for its use in perfumes. But it’s also used as a base note in everything from scented soaps to… Continue reading Does Sustainability Have A Scent? Advances In Bioengineering Create Environmentally Responsible Musk

How digital transformation enables greater sustainability

The norm in manufacturing has changed dramatically. While remote collaboration was concentrated to a small number of teams and sectors in the design and make space, it quickly developed into the only option for the majority last year. In fact, the industry embraced this rapid innovation and flexibility to meet the much-needed requirements of the… Continue reading How digital transformation enables greater sustainability

Supply Chain Transparency for Apparel: No Longer Lip Service

Apparel brands are acutely aware that transparency makes for good business and are taking bold action. Nike, for example, recently announced that for the first time it will tie executive compensation to progress against explicitly stated diversity and sustainability targets. High street fashion brand Zara, has also publicly pledged that all their clothing will be made… Continue reading Supply Chain Transparency for Apparel: No Longer Lip Service

Mars, PepsiCo and McCormick form coalition to guide supplier sustainability

Dive Brief: Mars, PepsiCo and McCormick have partnered with sustainability consultancy Guidehouse to create a new Supplier Leadership on Climate Transition coalition that aims to drive emissions cuts in global supply chains, according to a press release. The coalition will provide suppliers with resources and tools to create their own emissions-reduction plans. The first year… Continue reading Mars, PepsiCo and McCormick form coalition to guide supplier sustainability