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The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) released today the Resource Guide on Sustainable Animal Feed, a digital resource created to help companies in the animal feed supply chain
HMTX joins TSC to bring focus to their efforts to create more sustainable flooring options for customers
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, September 28, 2020 – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced today that HMTX Industries has joined as the first flooring company member.
Led by The Recycling Partnership and World Wildlife Fund in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the U.S.
A guest article by Robert Anson, Director of International Business Development for Henkel & Board Member of The Sustainability Consortium
As I look back on two decades with Henkel, I find it interesting that a completely unexpected career trajectory has brought me some of the greatest satisfaction.
This is the first in a series of articles called “Steps to Circularity” that will explore a variety of different projects and viewpoints connecting the business of recycling to the wider circular economy movement.
Practicing more sustainable fishing hasn’t always been easy.
First-of-its-kind report from Farm Journal’s Trust In Food initiative and The Sustainability Consortium explores the complex relationship among farmers, their operation’s production data and conservation.
The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting the global supply chain and causing uncertainty across sectors.
BOSTON, April 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., the agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 farmer families, announces it is the first major fruit cooperative worldwide to achieve 100% sustainably grown verification for its Ocean Spray cranberries through the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform’s (SAI Platform) Farm Sustainability Assessment (FSA).
There are many reasons why companies should strive to make their supply chains a little more earth-friendly.
TSC and the Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability to explore improvements in digital agriculture, conservation finance, sustainability research projects, metrics and policy.
If you’ve ever performed an act of kindness like picking up someone else’s litter or donating to a charity, you’ll have experienced that little rush of dopamine that comes with doing a good deed.
Free resource aims to help the textile industry reduce wastewater issues in textile manufacturing.
The 2019 Impact Report of The Sustainability Consortium’s (TSC) performance of consumer products worldwide, shows an impressive 30.5% improvement from the baseline year of 2016.
Article from InsideEPA
A global non-profit organization that assesses the sustainability of consumer products is awarding widely used lead-acid batteries one of its highest scores as the most recycled consumer product, a significant finding that experts suggest could be a model for other sectors as they weigh steps to participate in the emerging circular economy.
“Reaching Sustainability Through Transparency” shows a continued trend towards increased transparency by suppliers answering KPIs as a part of TSC’s THESIS Index
September 4, 2019, Scottsdale, AZ – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) released its 2019 Impact Report, “Reaching Sustainability Through Transparency”, online today showcasing year-over-year trends in sustainability reporting based on the key performance indicators (KPIs) that drive TSC’s THESIS Index.
Podcast from GreenBiz
The green finance revolution (17:07)
This week, GreenBiz welcomed veteran sustainable investing advocate Mark Tulay to oversee development of sessions on environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics, measurement and sustainable investing at February’s GreenBiz 20 event, as well as the accompanying GreenFin Summit, in Phoenix.
New platform in partnership with SupplyShift will encourage suppliers, buyers and retailers to have a reporting “conversation”, improving insights and actions toward more transparent supply chains.
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced today that Sprouts Farmers Market has joined as a new TSC member.
TSC, cofounded by University of Arkansas and ASU, helps ensure that consumer products are made with sustainable guidelines for a growing population.
Partnership delivers technology platform to make on-farm sustainability data easy to collect and share.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, April 17, 2019 – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced today that Zoned Properties® has joined as a member.
Scottsdale, AZ, March 4 – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) released today a landmark report that will help ease the burden of reporting sustainability data for growers and food companies.
TSC retailer member, Walgreens, is committed to engaging its suppliers using TSC’s product category sustainability toolkits.
Apples, Computers, Diapers, Peaches, Hair Coloring Products and Melons Reported as Highest Scoring Categories on the 2017 Sustainability Index
The Sustainability Consortium releases its list of highest scoring product categories.
More than a fourth of global forest loss from 2001 to 2015 is permanent deforestation from commodity-driven agriculture, meaning these areas likely will not be forested again.
We debate an age-old chicken-and-egg question when we get together with other sustainability leaders: Are sustainable businesses more successful? Or are successful businesses more sustainable? And, honestly, does it really matter which came first?
Sustainability and good business go hand in hand, whether sustainability drives business results or is the result of good business practices. No matter how you cut it, sustainable practices and transparent supply chains help everyone — from businesses to suppliers to consumers and everyone in between.
“Transparent Supply Chains for Better Business” shows a sharp increase in transparency by suppliers answering TSC KPIs as a part of The Sustainability Index
News from WAFB
June 29, 2018
Connecting to the Farm Report Helps Companies Build Regenerative and Thriving Agricultural Supply Chains
Today, Pure Strategies released the report, Connecting to the Farm, to outline best practices for engaging at the farm level to help accelerate corporate efforts that encourage and support progress to more sustainable agricultural production of products and raw materials.
The BPC scorecard is a breakthrough for quantifying product sustainability, or the degree to which a product does what it is supposed to do without harming the user, the makers, or the planet.
Retailers including CVS Health, Sephora, Walgreens, Target and Walmart are embracing the Sustainability Consortium’s new rating system for beauty and personal care products.
As a leading global supplier of consumer products, Spectrum Brands Holdings will use TSC tools to track improvement and continue implementing its sustainability strategy.
May 2, 2018
By Jessica Ginger, The Sustainability Consortium
At The Sustainability Consortium (TSC), we are rolling up our sleeves and digging deep into years’ worth of data that represents consumer products worth over $200Bn.
Phosphorus is a nutrient crucial to growing crops, but it washes off farmland in the rain and travels to our waterways, where it can cause major pollution issues.
APL Logistics aims to incorporate TSC tools and activities into larger sustainability strategy and to focus on supply chain optimization and reduction of air freight.
News from Business Wire
Cool Farm Tool Adds Depth to Agrible’s Predictive Analytics Platform to Help Growers Make the Best Decisions Possible and Improve Productivity Globally
CHAMPAIGN, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In a move designed to enhance its services on a global scale, Agrible has partnered with Cool Farm Alliance (CFA) to bring Agrible’s Sustainable Sourcing platform to more growers around the world.
News from Business Wire
February 13, 2018
A coalition of leading vehicle battery manufacturers, recyclers, retailers and users dedicated to the responsible manufacturing, use and reuse of vehicle batteries launched an initiative today to recover 2 million more batteries with the goal of achieving a recycling rate of 100%.
The ASU and University of Arkansas organization works with companies to define, develop, deliver more sustainable products
Most people have heard of blood diamonds.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, December, 12, 2017—Supply & Demand Chain Executive, the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, has selected The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) as a recipient of an SDCE Green Supply Chain Award for 2017.
News from Environment Guru
By Elizabeth Sturcken on November 30, 2017
Target has joined other retailers on the right path to developing a robust science-based policy for tackling greenhouse gas emissions in its operations and supply chain, creating more momentum toward action on climate by leading companies.
TSC’s thought leaders gathered to talk about how to make real change in sustainability hotspots, at the first-ever Idea Forum Retreat.
HSBC Bank Joins TSC to Bring Financial Expertise, Advancing Sustainable Business Practices Across the Consumer Products Industry
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, November 15, 2017 – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced today that HSBC Bank USA has joined as their first member from the financial services industry.
TSC and the Walmart Foundation seek to create solutions to help farmers with easier information flow to manufacturers and retailers, improving sustainability and business decision-making through improved communication
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, November 13, 2017 – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced their collaboration today with the Walmart Foundation to tackle challenges to help farmers report information more easily to manufacturers and retailers.
ExxonMobil To Assist In Developing Innovative Solutions To Sustainability Issues, Including Product Safety, Food Waste, And Plastics Recycling
Satellite Data Shows Record-High Levels Of Forest Loss In 2016; Saving Forests Requires A Massive Shift In Investment From Activities Driving Deforestation To Those Designed To Protect, Restore And Replant Trees
Written by: Christopher Cooke, The Sustainability Consortium
Since 2009, The Sustainability Consortium has worked towards making the business case for the production of more sustainable consumer products.
TSC and CFA signed a memorandum of understanding to help food and beverage companies better measure and manage GHG emissions, water, and biodiversity in agriculture supply chains
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, October 2, 2017 – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) and The Cool Farm Alliance (CFA) signed a memorandum of understanding to improve alignment and reporting of farm-level metrics data.
As a commitment to Conservation International’s Sustainable Coffee Challenge, TSC creates open access to coffee toolkit and KPIs originally only available to TSC members
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, September 29, 2017 – As part of The Sustainability Consortium’s commitment to the coffee sector and the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, TSC is releasing its “toolkit” of products in the coffee category into the public domain.
- CEO GRANT REID, SPEAKING AHEAD OF UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND CLIMATE WEEK, BELIEVES THE ENGINE OF GLOBAL BUSINESS – ITS SUPPLY CHAIN – IS BROKEN AND REQUIRES TRANSFORMATIONAL, CROSS-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION TO FIX IT
- SAYS THAT TO DELIVER ON UN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND THE PARIS ACCORD IT REQUIRES WIDENING THE FOCUS TO INCLUDE SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS FAR BEYOND DIRECT OPERATIONS
- COMMENTS COME AS MARS LAUNCHES ITS “SUSTAINABLE IN A GENERATION PLAN” – IN WHICH IT WILL INVEST ALMOST $1 BILLION OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS TO TACKLE URGENT THREATS INCLUDING CLIMATE CHANGE, POVERTY IN THE SUPPLY CHAINS AND SCARCITY OF RESOURCES
- M&M’S – ONE OF THE WORLD’S MOST ICONIC BRANDS – STEPS UP TO ENGAGE CONSUMERS ON CRITICAL SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES
MCLEAN, VA (September 6, 2017) — Mars CEO Grant F.
News from Triple Pundit
September 5, 2017
Image courtesy of Quantis
Committed companies, non-profits, scientists and diverse sustainability stakeholders teamed up with Quantis to deliver a groundbreaking guidance on accounting for greenhouse gas emissions from land use change, which is expected to shape the future of climate, forestry and agriculture.
OHSA becomes member of TSC among growing demands from Chinese businesses for greener supply chain and chemicals management.
PSI and TSC’s mutual membership brings over 500 potato growers and key retail partners together to create more sustainable growing practices for potatoes.
News from Supply Chain Management Review
By Patrick Burnson, Executive Director | Posted July 31, 2017
When the Sustainability Consortium (TSC) released its 2017 Impact Report last July, supply chain managers were presented with evidence that the act of integrating sustainability into every decision and process in their network helps companies avoid risks to their bottom lines and creates more sustainable products for the environment.
News from Agrinos
The Sustainability Consortium identifies the use of biostimulants in grains, oilseeds, produce, nuts and other specialty crops as an improvement opportunity for nutrient management, crop yield and optimizing agricultural land management
“The Call for Collective Action Across Supply Chains” provides evidence that the act of integrating sustainability into every decision and process in supply chains helps companies avoid risks to their bottom lines and creates more sustainable products for the environment
July 19, 2017, Scottsdale, AZ – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) released its 2017 Impact Report, “The Call for Collective Action Across Supply Chains”, online today showcasing data and case studies that confirm that when suppliers integrate sustainability measurement, tools, and practices into their supply chains, they create more sustainable consumer products and avoid risks to their bottom lines.
Posted on July 11, 2017
News from 4-traders
In addition to enhancing the sustainability of our retail operations, we work with others to help address environmental and social issues in our product supply chains.
By Bowling Green, Ky.
Published on June 29, 2017
News from Innovation in Textiles
By Kevin Dooley on June 28, 2017
News from LinkedIn
Photo credit: Kevin Dooley
On June 1, 2017, Donald Trump announced the U.S.
By Ronnie Garrett on June 22, 2017
News from Supply & Demand Chain Executive
In June, President Trump announced his intentions to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord.
News from The Green Living Guy®
Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg
Bloomberg BNA — Multinational corporations say they are increasingly taking on a regulatory role in their supply chains to improve performance on environment, health and safety (EHS) issues, especially in developing countries where government oversight can be weak.
Over the past several years, many of the companies collectively known as Big Food have launched ambitious programs to assess and improve the sustainability of their raw material supply chains.
Digital Platform Helps Business Better Understand, Implement Closed-Loop Systems
May 23, 2017 – Today, RILA, the U.S.
By: Euan Murray, CEO The Sustainability Consortium
The Sustainability Consortium held its 8th TSC Summit last month in Washington D.C.
Agrible, leaders in sustainable sourcing and responsibly grown crops, creates software that helps growers track sustainability to improve supply chains through new TSC membership
SCOTTSDALE, AZ, APRIL 28, 2017 – The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announced today that Agrible, Inc.
By Sarah E.
In recognition of concerns over the hazards associated with batteries, a new coalition was announced today to develop best practices for managing vehicle, industrial and stationary batteries.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
April 17, 2017 — The Sustainable Coffee Challenge, a coalition of over 65 partners including corporations, governments, NGOs and research organizations, today announced the first four Collective Action Networks to further its effort to make coffee the first sustainable agricultural product in the world.
Walmart is doubling down on its climate commitment.
At a time when climate leadership from the federal government is decidedly lacking, today’s launch of Walmart’s Project Gigaton is a cause for celebration.
This article traces the strategic initiatives that Walmart undertook over the last decade to implement its ambitious vision of selling more sustainable products.
TSC joins measurement advisory committee to support credible and practical methodology with NGO partners to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by one gigaton.
Farmers should see the benefits of complying with standards for sustainability because of the long term pay off, program leader of the Agribusiness Group, Jon Manhire says.
TSC kicked off another amazing year as a premier partner with Greenbiz at their annual sustainability conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) has developed six scientific, globally harmonized tools aimed at improving the welfare of six animals for human consumption: beef and dairy cattle, pigs, poultry for meat and for laying and farmed fish.
Half of all consumer products contain fragrance.
By: Euan Murray, CEO The Sustainability Consortium
This week I made my debut on the main stage at GreenBiz 17 in my new role as Chief Executive of The Sustainability Consortium.
The majority of Americans have no clear idea what “sell by” labels are trying to tell them.
The Sustainability Consortium CEO Euan Murray said when it comes to sustainable supply chains for consumer goods the world falls neatly into two groups: leaders and laggards.
In a deal that will allow Johnson Controls to expand its automotive batteries production without carbon emissions and excess waste, Johnson Controls has invested in Aqua Metals, a company that uses a water-based process to recycle 99 percent of the lead from used lead-acid batteries.