Category Archives: Sustainability

Walmart China Reports Reduced Emissions — Walmart.com

Walmart China announced that it has reduced emissions by almost three and a half metric tons: “Walmart announced today that its suppliers have reported avoiding 3.46 million metric tons (CO2e) of greenhouse gas emissions in the Chinese value chain as part of Project Gigaton China.” P.S. Walmart remains committed to its sustainability goals. All suppliers need to do their part to keep costs, and waste, down. Our experts can help you streamline your logistics so that you have more time...

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Walmart Pushes for More Sustainable Textiles — Walmart.com

Walmart is pushing its textile suppliers to focus on sustainability throughout the production chain: “With the global population expected to rise, demand for things like apparel, towels and other fabric products will continue to increase as our resources become scarcer. That’s why Walmart is working with suppliers to improve sustainability across the textile value chain.” P.S. If you are a textile supplier, these compliance challenges affect you. Our experts might be able to help you streamline your supply chain logistics...

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Walmart’s Sustainability Goals — Walmart.com

Walmart has some exciting news from its recent sustainability summit, including progress on Project Gigaton and new reusable shopping bags: “Retailer will provide more convenient access to reusable bags for purchase at U.S. stores and continues to make progress towards its goals to work with suppliers to avoid greenhouse gas emissions across global value chains” P.S. Walmart is serious about sustainability. Our experts can offer guidance that allows you to improve your relationship with your Walmart buyer and develop more...

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Rethinking Product Packaging — SupplyChainDive.com

Suppliers and retailers, such as Walmart, are reconsidering strategies for reducing plastic packaging waste: “Walmart announced its latest plans in February, to target its private brand packaging to reduce plastic waste, affecting more than 30,000 SKUs in the retailer’s inventory.” P.S. Social compliance is increasingly important in a connected society. Our consulting services can help you shoulder the burdens of running a 21st Century supplier company. Get in touch with us today!

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Organic Certification Under Scrutiny — Washington Post

Activists are seeking to reinvigorate high standards for organic foods: “Now the Cornucopia Institute, a farm policy research group best known as an organic industry watchdog, is trying to promote higher standards among the accredited certifying agents hired by organic farmers, processors and handlers to ensure that their practices comply with regulations established when Congress passed the Organic Foods Production Act of 1990. Organic farmers’ original intent was to create a level playing field in the market and to provide...

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Sustainability Coalition Saves Billions — SupplyChainDive.com

Major corporations, including Walmart, have come together in support of tough sustainability standards. As a result, these companies have saved billions of dollars: “The 115 members, representing $3.3 trillion in procurement spending, made disclosure requests to 11,692 suppliers asking for information related to climate change, deforestation and water use, and the report is the product of 5,600 responses. 43% of members confirmed they ban existing suppliers based on environmental factors, and an additional 30% are considering this practice for the near...

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Millennials, Gen Xers Willing to Boycott — RetailDive.com

Both Millennials and GenXers have shown a willingness to boycott brands, even if they were already brand users: “In the past year, 33% of millennials and 35% of Gen Xers boycotted a company or product they had previously spent money on, according to a new report from CompareCards.com. Overall, 26% of Americans are actively boycotting a product today.” P.S. Social compliance is an important part of protecting your brand, and your business. Our experts can help you manage supply chain logistics...

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Walmart Takes Stand On Forced Labor in the Supply Chain — SupplyChainDive.com

Walmart is teaming up with other multinational corporations to set new standards protecting human rights in the supply chain: “Walmart has changed its rules for suppliers to focus on fighting forced labor, said Ryan Burns, manager of federal government affairs at Walmart. ‘We have clarified expectations for our suppliers for responsible recruitment, for eliminating forced labor and human trafficking in their businesses and providing safer working conditions,’ Burns said.” P.S. Are you concerned about Walmart’s updated social compliance standards? If...

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Consumers Demand Supply Chain Transparency — BusinessOfFashion.com

Consumers, particularly Millennial consumers, want to know about the products they buy and the businesses they patronize: “Millennials are at the vanguard, with 52 percent agreeing that they always research for background information before buying, compared with 45 percent of Gen Z consumers and 41 percent of baby boomers.” P.S. Transparency may be the new buzzword for doing business. Walmart and other retailers are just as interested as consumers in your supply chain, ingredients, and labeling standards. If these trends...

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Report: Supply Chains Will Experience Disruption Due to Climate Change — SupplyChainDive.com

Climate change reports indicate that supply chains will be subject to disruption, something that requires retailers and suppliers to consider when developing logistics plans: “The fourth National Climate Assessment, compiled by climate scientists and 13 federal agencies is expansive, but for most supply chains, the top line takeaway is that climate change will add more volatility to operations. This may not seem like news since we can already see volatility in the form of more storms, floods and fires. But...

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