Category Archives: Sustainability

Report: Canada to Ban Single-Use Plastics — CBC.ca

Canada is reportedly planning to ban single-use plastics as early as 2021: “According to the source, the full list of plastics to be banned by the federal government will follow the model chosen by the European Union, which voted in March to also ban products made of oxo-degradable plastics, such as bags. Oxo-degradable plastics include additives that don’t completely biodegrade but fragment into small pieces and remain in the environment.” P.S. Walmart is committed to sustainability and asks suppliers to...

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Walmart Joins Retailers in Packaging Reduction Initiatives — Forbes.com

Walmart and other retailers are striving to reduce product packaging: “Product packaging represents 65% of household trash, and lots of discarded dollars. For every $10 shoppers spend on goods, 10% is tossed away in the form of packaging, according to the University of Southern Indiana.” P.S. Walmart is committed to sustainability and asks suppliers to participate in green initiatives. If you need help making sense of all this, our experts stand ready to help. Book an appointment today.

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Target Launches New Private Label Brand — CNBC

Target has launched a “green,” private label brand of household care products: “The launch is part of Target’s ongoing investment to roll out more in-house brands, including recent lines for apparel, furniture and home decor. The company is on track to have over two-dozen of its own new private labels in stores by the end of the year. These brands offer the retailer higher profit margins since it can set its own prices and bypass any middlemen.” P.S. Retailers are...

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Climate Change Impacts Retail — RetailDive

Consumers are hopeful that retailers and other businesses to take leadership in sustainability efforts: “But, there is a current of revolution on the horizon, with companies caving to consumer pressure to improve processes and prove that they are adopting sustainable practices. A 2017 study by Cone Communications found that 63% of Americans want businesses to take the lead on driving social and environmental change in the absence of government regulation. Additionally, shopping habits have also slowly started to shift, as...

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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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