Responsible sourcing programs cannot occur in a vacuum; they must be incorporated across an entire business to have a real and long-lasting impact. Proving the importance of such programs to departments beyond responsible sourcing or sustainability is key to making meaningful progress towards your organization’s responsible sourcing goals.
Regenerative agriculture is becoming the latest topic in sustainability—but it is far more than just a buzzword or passing trend. As consumers continue to demand environmentally friendly products and become more educated about sustainability, regenerative agriculture has come to the forefront as a priority.
Supplier participation is one of the most important success factors of any supply chain transparency initiative. To gain insights into the product details that consumers care about—how a product was made, where it was made, and its impact on people and planet—those involved in its production must be willing to…
Proper compliance is critical to meet legal requirements, support brand claims, and provide consumers with safe, sustainable, and responsibly sourced products. While compliance management traditionally relies on manual and time-consuming practices, in today’s day and age, it can be achieved much more efficiently and effectively.
Apparel and textile companies recognize consumers’ concerns around chemicals in their clothing and are taking steps to reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals altogether.
Despite a tumultuous and challenging year, sustainable and responsible sourcing has remained a long-term priority for businesses. Supplier collaboration, supply chain digitization, and a clear understanding of “responsible sourcing” are all important to ensure ethical business operations. Here are our top 10 blog posts of 2020.
While many advances have been made in terms of supply chain traceability, there is still more to be done. As the industry continues to evolve to a point where traceability is easily achieved—for all products, across all tiers, down to the farm—businesses can, in the meantime, work within the current context. We look at how businesses can approach their traceability journey in a way that balances today’s realities with tomorrow’s bold food safety goals.
We believe there is a fundamental shift happening towards greater corporate social responsibility and sustainability. The investment community’s increased emphasis on Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) is strong evidence of just how fundamental this shift is.
Consumer interest in sustainable and ethical products has expanded beyond the food & beverage and fashion industries. Today, more and more shoppers are taking a closer look at the origins behind all the products in their households, including wood and paper-based products. These goods form a considerable part of our daily lives and can found all over our homes, from the furniture we buy to the packaging of many household products. Consumers looking to deepen their commitment to sustainability are seeking wood and paper-based goods that comply with their values.