Archive for Sustainability

The Path to Sustainability Begins with Visibility

The largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States currently comes from transportation, surpassing electricity emissions in 2017 for the first time since 1978. Precisely because of these daunting figures, the vast majority of the world’s largest companies are adopting initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in their supply chains, and adopting environmentally friendly policies across their business. Patagonia, for instance, has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2025; IKEA has set […]

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Help Save Mother Earth: Amazon’s New Supply Chain Sustainability Shipping Option

Amazon has a new supply chain sustainability shipping option. With Your Delivery Day, customers can designate a day of a week when deliveries to the home can be made. This creates consolidation and optimization opportunities which is good for Mother Earth.

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Manhattan Associates CEO Calls for a Sustainable Approach to Ecommerce

Transportation produces large amounts of greenhouse gases. Ecommerce is inherently less green than traditional bricks and mortar retail supply chains; it contributes to larger transportation emissions than traditional retailing. Eddie Capel, CEO of Manhattan Associates, believes we need a more sustainable approach to Ecommerce supply chains.

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Canadian National Goes Green

Canadian National is committed to sustainability and outperforms their peers in this area. Canadian National is using fewer railcars and locomotives to ship more freight. Achieving these gains have been aided by some interesting supply chain technologies. This is also good for the bottom line.

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Five Initiatives for Supply Chain Sustainability

Sustainability and the concept of “going green” has been a hot topic lately, especially as companies and countries look at their overall carbon footprint and look for ways to be more environmentally friendly. Of course, there is a system of checks and balances for global corporations, as even though they may have the best intentions, profitability is still the main business driver. Over the last few years, supply chain sustainability has become increasingly important, as […]

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Sustainability in the Supply Chain

Over the past several years, companies have been incorporating sustainability in the supply chain, thanks in part to younger consumers who place a higher premium on environmentally-friendly practices. In fact, according to a Nielsen study, 81 percent of global consumers feel strongly that it’s a company’s duty to help improve the environment, making “going green” a must for many organizations. Of those organizations that have embraced green initiatives successfully, many have seen not only improved […]

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The Worst and Best in Sustainability: Amazon vs. Dassault Systèmes

The world’s most sustainable company is a supply chain software company – Dassault Systemes. The world’s least? Amazon. Amazon is an incredibly innovative company that has devoted virtually no innovation to improving the sustainability of their supply chain.

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A Must-Read Business Book on Sustainability

Balancing Green is a must-read business book on sustainability. is a well-researched book that cuts through many of the fallacies and wishful thinking that surrounds this topic.

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Doing Good While Doing Well, The World’s Most Sustainable Companies

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is the best known of the corporate sustainability reports. Almost 2,100 companies data was assessed via a Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA). They have released their winners by industry category. Congratulations to the winners!

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Trump and the Paris Agreement: Sustainable Procurement to the Rescue?

On June 1st, the US withdrew from the Paris Climate deal. Many of the largest companies in the world have embraced sustainability. almost all organizations (97 percent) place a high level of importance on sustainable procurement.
The problem is that initially most companies don’t focus sustainable procurement on greenhouse gas reductions.

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