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Much as blood diamonds became part of the public conversation in the 1990s and 2000s, conflict minerals are beginning to follow suit and receive a great deal of attention in supply chain and operations management circles. Increasing global awareness is one reason, but recent laws and regulations also are leading supply chain and operations management professionals to more closely examine their sources of supply—or potentially pay the consequences to their reputations and the bottom line.
Since this department was launched nearly six years ago, I have continually emphasized the importance of carefully managing scarce natural resources, particularly water—the point being that doing so is not only good for our planet, but also good for business. ......Read More
Many people think about the world’s water—if they think about it at all—as something that can be taken for granted. After all, 71 percent of the earth’s surface is water, so failing to appreciate this resource is understandable. ......Read More
The key is to view waste reduction not simply as “going green” for the sake of a press release. Real improvements come from projects that promise a return on investment. Perform your own research to see how their waste reduction projects have generated savings for other companies.
At Pacific Foods, sustainability is about creating workplaces and products that are safe and healthy, using resources appropriately and efficiently, and eliminating waste. We strive to integrate social, environmental, and economic considerations into every business decision.
The risks of climate change are not confined to small islands in the Pacific. Supply chain risks from climate change are greater than ever, particularly as they relate to business continuity.
Sustainability is an important part of corporate social responsibility—a group of ideals that includes concern for human rights, labor practices, and anticorruption. Today’s companies are becoming more aware of social and ethical considerations and are responding with increasingly visible efforts to improve their performance in these areas.
There is no doubt that actively evaluating and making business decisions that include sustainability initiatives will help differentiate your organization and its products and ensure success. Moreover, being aware and responsible influences brand image and thus can attract customers and talented, engaged employees.
A growing body of research demonstrates that a focus on sustainability, coupled with a real commitment for lasting change, benefits the business at all levels. If you’re not already, you need to get serious about supply chain sustainability.
Sustainability can be viewed from a process or product perspective. From a process point of view, it may be understood as he elimination of waste in ways that benefit the environment. Some even say sustainable manufacturing is a way of looking at lean through a green glass.
China, the biggest polluter on the planet, has decided it wants to breathe a little easier. The Chinese government thus has announced strict measures to slash industrial air pollution more than 30 percent by the end of 2017.
The world today is experiencing a carbon bubble, the result of having global fossil fuel reserves that far exceed the maximum amount the world can burn without exacerbating the calamitous effects of climate change.
Recent reports show that use of wind and solar power are on the rise, notwithstanding challenges to the global economy and ongoing political uncertainty in parts of the world.
Through a focused and systematic approach, Marks & Spencer has incorporated its sustainability Plan A into the way it operates its business. This has been instrumental in delivering significant benefits over the past five years.
Marks & Spencer is one of the United Kingdom's leading retailers. In 2007, the company launched what it called "Plan A," which established 100 social and environmental commitments it would deliver by 2012.
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