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Sustainability Top Stories

Moody’s: Carbon Offsets Open Supply Chains Up to Financial, Reputational Risks
A new report from Moody's finds that companies that rely on buying carbon offsets as an emisisons-reduction strategy could face financial and reputational harm.
ASCM Releasees Top 10 Supply Chain Trends for 2024
The ASCM top 10 supply chain trends for 2024 feature a new number one, but technology trends still dominate the top five overall.
National Retail Federation Seeks to ‘Close the Loop,’ Acquires Reverse Logistics Association
The National Retail Federation is acquiring the Reverse Logistics Association as it looks to bolster its circular economy expertise.
The Key Principles of Sustainable Manufacturing
Xtonnes solution to decarbonize the supply chain and make manufacturing more sustainable.

Sustainability Resources

Harnessing ESG Data for MDM: A Strategic Advantage
While most CPG and Retail companies already have had sustainable goals such as recycled packaging content and becoming...
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
A whitepaper on supply chain insights gleaned at the LEED-certified gold Cleveland transportation and sustainability summit.

Sustainability News

Environmental, Social, and Governance with Hannah Kain
On this episode, Hannah Kain, CEO of the supply chain management firm ALOM, discusses why her organization is investing in sustainability and diversity. SCMR's Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts.

Human Rights, Forced Labor, and Sustainability in Global Supply Chains
Listen in as Rosemary Coates and Sarah Carpenter, Director at Assent, discuss human rights, forced labor, and sustainability in global supply chains. Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, hosts this episode of The Frictionless Supply Chain.

Talking Supply Chain Podcast: Is Sustainability Sustainable?
On this episode, Mike Knemeyer and Stan Fawcett discuss ESG and its impact on supply chains. SCMR’s Editorial Director Bob Trebilcock hosts. Listen to this episode wherever you get your podcasts.

Sustainability and Recycling – Supply Chain’s Next Great Challenge
In this Episode, Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, and Cyndy Andela, CEO of Andela Products and Ruby Lake Glass discuss creative ways of thinking about sustainability in your supply chains.

How Trucking & Logistics Technology Plays a Role in Investing In Your Planet
With the UN climate summit imposing tighter regulations on GHG emissions, the clean energy tech market is booming, offering various promising solutions for companies striving to reach the vaunted “Net Zero” throughout their supply chain.

Start Executing Your Supply Chain Sustainability Goals
One thing is clear when it comes to the state of the planet’s climate: If we wish to meaningfully reverse the effects of climate change, the time for action is now.

5 Ways for Driving Sustainability within Your Organization
When you’re ready to up your organization’s sustainability efforts, start by challenging the common assumption that industry and sustainability don’t mix - here are 5 ways to build sustainability into your corporate value system.

This Earth Day and Every Day, Taking Action on Climate Change is a Collective Responsibility
Today is Earth Day, and looking ahead to 2022, companies need to strive to take bigger action, make a more meaningful impact, continue to invest in resources and engage customers, partners, suppliers, employees, and nonprofits - so that collectively we are smarter together, sustainable together to tackle climate change.

Why Sustainability Matters
Sustainability has re-entered the supply chain conversation—and it’s a concept that will continue to have an impact on organizations far into the future as the transportation sector continues to be the largest U.S. contributor to greenhouse gasses.

3 Things Keeping Supply Chain Leaders Up At Night
Based on various discussions with supply chain leaders, we examined the three things keeping supply chain leaders up at night, along with some quick tips and relevant links that provide more details and solutions.

How Will Tariffs Affect Supply Chain Sustainability Efforts for Global Manufacturers?
Tariffs play a role in both imports and exports, so a supply chain software platform that can manage various types of flows is important, especially when it comes to sustainability initiatives.

Raising the Bar on Sustainability Reporting
This paper provides a technical guide to calculating the sustainability of Flock Freight’s shared truckload solution.

The Relationship Between Supply Chain Resiliency & Sustainability
The connection between sustainability and resiliency isn’t new, it simply has become more prominent as industry leaders seek to shore up weaknesses along the supply chain.

State of Supply Chain Sustainability 2021
This report provides a platform to observe how supply chain sustainability changes over time and how supply chain professionals react to these changes, it does not take a stance on whether industries are doing enough, or too much, or on what they should, or shouldn’t do; it is simply a gauge of the direction of supply chain sustainability.

Sustainable Procurement Barometer 2021
Sustainable procurement is not something that should be done after processes to run your supply chain efficiently are in place, rather, these practices are integral to managing a supply chain effectively and should now be essential practices of supply chain management.

Threading a Sustainable Future for Apparel
Supply chain transparency has the potential to bring multiple benefits to companies across the apparel industry.

Maximizing Success when Converting to Reusable Packaging
Bob Klimko, Director of Market Development at ORBIS, joins Michael Levans, Group Editorial Director of Peerless Media’s Supply Chain Group in a discussion on the key steps necessary to convert your operation to reusable packaging.

The Future of Global Supply Chains & Sustainable Operations
Sustainable operations are changing, and we’re seeing a shift from a pure lowest-cost focus to one of sustainable supply chains that are purposefully designed around diverse performance metrics.

Get Creative with Recycled Packaging to Help the Environment
With all the talk about the rising consumer demand for recycled content, many companies are now thinking about how they can advance their sustainability strategies—and sharpen profitability—with more use of recycled content in all areas of their supply chain.

Convoy Releases Inaugural Corporate “Ship Responsibly” Sustainability Report
Digital freight network announces goal to eliminate an additional 3 million pounds of carbon emissions in 2021 underscoring Convoy’s commitment to sustainable freight shipping.

Featured Companies

Hybrid Air Vehicles
Hybrid Air Vehicles (HAV) are the world leaders in hybrid aircraft – these combine lighter-than-air technology with the best of aeroplanes and helicopters to bring brand new capabilities to aircraft.  We produce less noise, less pollution, have a lower carbon…
Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch is a nonprofit, nongovernmental human rights organization made up of roughly 400 staff members around the globe. Its staff consists of human rights professionals including country experts, lawyers, journalists, and academics of diverse backgrounds and nationalities. Established in 1978,…
Brown Integrated Logistics
Brown Integrated Logistics provides world-class services and solutions including third-party logistics, brokerage, warehousing, fleet maintenance, and dedicated trucking.
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DS Smith
DS Smith is a recycling and waste management company that’s perpetually devoted to closing the loop on recycling. As the only integrated provider to pledge zero waste, we stay true to the waste hierarchy with the aim of making 100%…
War on Want
War on Want works to achieve a vision of a just world, through our mission to fight against the root causes of poverty and human rights violation, as part of the worldwide movement for global justice. We concentrate on the…
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Quantum Innovation
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Big Ass Fans
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Oxfam International
Our vision is a just world without poverty. We want a world where people are valued and treated equally, enjoy their rights as full citizens, and can influence decisions affecting their lives. Our purpose is to help create lasting solutions…
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Featured Downloads

Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
Resource Management System (RMS): How to Effectively Leverage Your Assets
This guide provides an in-depth analysis of the potential of various resources available in a warehouse and how they can be utilized...
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
Sustainable Supply Chain Insights From PITT OHIO
A whitepaper on supply chain insights gleaned at the LEED-certified gold Cleveland transportation and sustainability summit.

20 Warehouse & Distribution Center Best Practices for Your Supply Chain
20 Warehouse & Distribution Center Best Practices for Your Supply Chain
In this guide, we picked the brains of our supply chain engineers to find ways to improve warehouse and distribution center efficiency...
SOLOCHAIN WMS plus a Guide to Warehouse Management Systems
SOLOCHAIN WMS plus a Guide to Warehouse Management Systems
In these 2 'papers' Solochain WMS, we detail Manufacturing Execution System capabilities and Generix's portfolio of SCM solutions to manage all distribution logistics,...
Supply Chain Outlook: What to Expect Near-Future
Supply Chain Outlook: What to Expect Near-Future
An investigation into how supply chains have changed, where they are heading, and how you can prepare.