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As consumers seek products that cause minimal environmental harm and bring about positive social impact, and as awareness of supply chain impact grows.

100% of Ocean Spray’s Cranberries Verified as Sustainably Grown Using FSA, becoming the First Fruit Cooperative Worldwide to achieve a 100% FSA Verification

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).

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Lead Batteries’ Top Sustainability Score May Be Model For Other Sectors

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.

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TSC Impact Report Shows 30% Improvement in Consumer Goods Supply Chain Transparency Since 2016

“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.

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Does Sustainability Lead to Better Companies?

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.

Pure Strategies Report – Connecting to the Farm – Features Wrangler, Dr. Bronner’s, The North Face and Others

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.

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Agrible® Joins Cool Farm Alliance to Bring Agricultural Sustainability Worldwide

News from Business Wire

Cool Farm Tool Infographic

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.

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Responsible Battery Coalition Launches 2 Million Battery Challenge at U.S. Senate Auto Caucus Briefing on Sustainability

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%.

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The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) Announces New Collaboration with the Walmart Foundation to Tackle Complexity in Farm-Level Data

Farm-level Data
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.

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The Sustainability Consortium and The Cool Farm Alliance Form Partnership to Link On-Farm Sustainability Management to Retailers’ Sustainability Goals

Cool Farm Alliance

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.

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The Sustainability Consortium Publicly Releases Coffee Product Sustainability Toolkit as a Commitment to the Sustainable Coffee Challenge

Coffee Sustainability Toolkit

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.

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Mars CEO: Industry Must Fix ‘Broken’ Engine of Global Business to Tackle Urgent Climate & Social Threats

  • 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.

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Methodological Guidance to Help Companies Account for Climate Change Impacts of Land Use and Deforestation Now Enters Pilot Phase

News from Triple Pundit
September 5, 2017

Lead Batteries

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.

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Creating Holistic Supply Chain Sustainability: Not a Choice, a Given

Supply Chain Management Review

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.

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The Sustainability Consortium Releases 2017 Impact Report Highlighting Increase in Engagement Among Suppliers to Better Understand Sustainability Issues in Their Supply Chains

Impact Report 2017

“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.

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Conservation International | Coalition of Over 65 Partners Agree to Collective Actions in Industry-Wide Effort to Make Coffee Sustainable

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.

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