In response to consumer demand for more “responsible” products, businesses have made commitments to ensure their supply chains are sustainable and ethical. But these terms have varied interpretations. What does it mean for a business to be “sustainable”? What constitutes “ethical” and “responsible” practices? How do companies interpret these terms differently? Responsible business is a broad term that has several dimensions.
In today’s climate, it may seem that sustainability is no longer a business priority. Companies have shifted their focus to respond to both a global health pandemic and a social movement of unprecedented scale. With businesses needing to adjust their supply chains, adapt to dramatic changes in demand, and reassess budgets and internal business practices, where does this leave corporate commitments for more sustainable supply chains?
The Fashion Transparency Index reviews 250 of the biggest global fashion brands and retailers and ranks them according to how much they disclose about their social and environmental policies, practices, and impacts. This annual report has become a key benchmark in the industry to better understand how major fashion companies are incorporating sustainability, social responsibility, and transparency into their supply chains.
Transparency-One Director of Marketing KellyAnn Tsai spoke with Food Safety Exchange about the importance of supply chain transparency, its main challenges, and what the future holds.
One of the biggest trends today is the use of “alternative” goods in lieu of everyday, commonly used ingredients and materials. More and more consumers are looking to buy beef that isn’t made of meat, flour that isn’t made of wheat, and dairy that doesn’t come from cows.
Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is now a basic tenet of any good business strategy. Due to a shift in consumer expectations over the past decade, companies are finding ways to ensure their operations are more “socially responsible.” CSR is a broad term that can take many forms. Most CSR initiatives fall under one of three categories.
2020 marks the start not just of a new year, but a new decade. The news and trends that marked the 2010s will surely inform the way businesses manage supply chains in 2020 and beyond. In the 2010s, we saw an increased demand among consumers for transparency and ethically-made products….
The holidays are a busy time of year, but it is becoming easier to discover what brands and retailers are doing to ensure better supply chains. By investing a bit of time, consumers can support these businesses and help pave the way towards a more ethical and sustainable future.