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5 Ways Companies Can Act On the Latest Dire Climate Warnings

By: Elizabeth Sturcken / Environmental Defense Fund   Oh…
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Global Forest Loss - Who’s in the driver’s seat?

News from Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation In…

Highest Scoring Categories on the 2017 Sustainability Index

Apples, Computers, Diapers, Peaches, Hair Coloring Products…
Map of Deforestation 2001-2015The Sustainability Consortium® | ©2018 Arizona State University and University of Arkansas

One-Fourth of Global Forest Loss Permanent: Deforestation Is Not Slowing Down

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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.
Deforestation Malaysia

When a Tree Falls, Is It Deforestation?

News from WRI | Article by Nancy Harris, Elizabeth Dow Goldman,…
Deforestation Brazil

Deforestation for the Production of Commodities Persists in Brazil and in the World

News from BBC | Article by Edison Veiga From Rome to BBC…
Tree Cover Loss Indonesia

New Global Study Reveals the ‘Staggering’ Loss of Forests Caused by Industrial Agriculture

News from Science | Article By Erik Stokstad A new analysis…

Starbucks Tries to Save 6 Billion Cups a Year from the Trash ... With Help from McDonald's

News from PRI'S The World August 13, 2018 You go to…

Walmart Tried to Make Sustainability Affordable. Here’s What Happened

News from CNBC August 13, 2018 What a difference…

Workshop - How To Influence Suppliers On Your Long-Term Vision

News from EthicalCorp July 19, 2018 In-depth workshop…
TSC Impact Report 2018 COver©2018 Arizona State University and University of Arkansas

The Sustainability Consortium’s 2018 Impact Report Shows Rapid Year-Over-Year Improvements for Suppliers Committed to Measuring Transparency in Their Supply Chains

“Transparent Supply Chains for Better Business” shows a sharp increase in transparency by suppliers answering TSC KPIs as a part of The Sustainability Index
Lady Putting on Lip Gloss

Unlikely Alliance Sets First Scorecard for Better Beauty Products

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.
Beauty and Personal Care Report Cover

Makeover Artists: How the Beauty and Personal Care Industry Enhanced Its Sustainability

Retailers including CVS Health, Sephora, Walgreens, Target and Walmart are embracing the Sustainability Consortium’s new rating system for beauty and personal care products.

Spectrum Brands Holdings Joins The Sustainability Consortium

As a leading global supplier of consumer products, Spectrum…

Turning Insights Into Action: The Story of Two Would-Be Competitors Uniting for System Change

May 2, 2018 By Jessica Ginger, The Sustainability Consortium At…

New Wrangler® Report Reveals Environmental Benefits of Sustainable Farming Practices

News from Business Wire April 18, 2018 Top jeans maker…

Wrangler Shows Economic Benefits of Sustainable Cotton Farming

News from Environmental Leader April 18, 2018 Wrangler…
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Clouds Countryside with Crops

Sustainable Phosphorus Forum Tackles How to Feed a Future World of 10 Billion While Protecting Water Resources

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.
Fruit Of The Loom Honored With Smart Energy Decisions Offsite Renewable Energy Award

Fruit Of The Loom Honored With Smart Energy Decisions Offsite Renewable Energy Award

News from Textile World BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — March 20th,…
Trucks Driving Blurred

APL Logistics Joins The Sustainability Consortium

APL Logistics aims to incorporate TSC tools and activities into…
Cool Farm Tool Infographic

Agrible® Joins Cool Farm Alliance to Bring Agricultural Sustainability Worldwide

News from Business Wire Cool Farm Tool Adds Depth to Agrible’s…

Why Food Retailers Are the New Regulators

News from Trust in Foods February 15, 2018 Sustainability…
Food Waste

Our Heaping Food Waste Problem Has An Open Secret: It Can Be Solved

News from GreenBiz By RP Siegel on February 8, 2018   The…
Responsible Products

The Sustainability Consortium Gives Retailers Tools for Responsible Products

The ASU and University of Arkansas organization works with…

Inside VF's New Sustainability Direction

News from GreenBiz January 19, 2018 VF Corp has 25 brands…

Sustainability in the Supply Chain: A New Competitive Advantage

News from W.P. Carey January 23, 2018 Sea salt mining…

Do Sustainability Professionals Strategize in the Woods?

News from Greenbiz By Euan Murray on December 19, 2017 I…

The Sustainability Consortium Receives a 2017 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Green Supply Chain Award

SCOTTSDALE, AZ, December, 12, 2017—Supply & Demand Chain…

How Much Do Big Agrifood Companies Really Know About Their Supply Chains?

News from Agfunder News November 17, 2017 Consumers and…

Improving the Plants that Africans Eat and Breeders Neglect

News from The Economist November 23, 2017 CASSAVA and…

We’re Thankful for…Companies Setting Climate Goals

News from Environment Guru By Elizabeth Sturcken on November…

Walmart Foundation Funds Farm Sustainability Effort

News from Supermarket News November 14, 2017 The Sustainability…
HSBC Joins

The Sustainability Consortium Welcomes HSBC Bank as First Member from Financial Services Industry

HSBC Bank Joins TSC to Bring Financial Expertise, Advancing…
Walmart Foundation Grant

Modern Slavery in Contemporary Food Production

News from Wageningen UR October 27, 2017 Cautious estimates…
Exxonmobil Joins TSC

ExxonMobil Chemical Company Joins The Sustainability Consortium

ExxonMobil To Assist In Developing Innovative Solutions To Sustainability Issues, Including Product Safety, Food Waste, And Plastics Recycling
NYDF Assessment

Since 2010, Investments Leading to Large-scale Forest Destruction and Massive Carbon Emissions are 39 Times Larger than Money Funneled to Forest Protection

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

ARKANSAS: Sustainability Job 1 in the Natural State

News from Medium By Tom Quaife on October 11, 2017 Christy…

Food and Beverage Giants Agree to Strengthen Supply Chain Management

News from E-Scrap By Matt Mace on October 4, 2017 Companies…

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News from E-Scrap By Carole Mars on September 19, 2017 As…

Kroger Announces Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Plan

News from Kroger September 19, 2017 “Moonshot” Initiative…
Business For Good Summit

Bobby Kennedy Jr. Caps ASU’s Walker College ‘Business for Good’ Summit in Blowing Rock

News from HCPress.com By Jesse Wood on September 11, 2017 at…
Liam Robot

Can We Make New Phones From Nothing But Old Ones?

News from PBS By Marcus Woo on Tue, 12 Sep 2017 As if saying…
Mars, Inc. News

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…
OHSA Joins TSC

TSC Welcomes The Occupational Health & Safety Assistances, Inc. Shanghai (OHSA) As First Member from China

OHSA becomes member of TSC among growing demands from Chinese…

New 2017 Impact Report Puts Lead Batteries Among Top Five Performers

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News from Battery Council International August 14, 2017 What…

In My Opinion: Diversion without data is like sailing without a compass

News from Resource Recycling Today’s smartphones…
SB17 Copenhagen

Sustainable Brands Reveals SB’17 Copenhagen Program

News from University Chronicle Sustainable Brands® recently…
Potato Sustainability Initiative

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

News from Supply Chain Management Review By Patrick Burnson,…
Corn Field

Wal Mart Stores : Enhancing the Walmart Sustainability Value Chain

Posted on July 11, 2017 News from 4-traders In…

Fruit of the Loom, Inc. Joins The Sustainability Consortium

By Bowling Green, Ky. on July 17, 2017 News from CSRwire Fruit…

World of Wipes Conference Keeps Industry Informed

Published on June 29, 2017 News from Innovation in Textiles…
Project Gigaton

Wal-Mart: Give me a Gigaton

By Ronnie Garrett on June 22, 2017 News from Supply & Demand…
The Green Living Guy

Big Companies Step Up Efforts to Trim Environmental Risks in Supply Chains

News from The Green Living Guy® Photographer:…
Circular Economy

The Circular Economy: What’s in Your Toolbox?

May 23, 2017 - Today, RILA, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce…
Agrible Joins

Agrible, Inc. Joins The Sustainability Consortium

Agrible, leaders in sustainable sourcing and responsibly…
Sustainable Design

Sustainability by Design – Leveraging Industry Tools to Improve Packaging Sustainability

By Sarah E. Lewis, Nina Goodrich, Adam Gendell, and John…

PR Newswire | Responsible Battery Coalition launches to improve sustainability of batteries

In recognition of concerns over the hazards associated with…
Solar Panels

Retail Dive | Wal-Mart launches ambitious project to cut emissions from supply chain

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. on Wednesday announced a strategy, dubbed…
China Forum 2015

GreenBiz | Walmart’s plan to lift a gigaton of carbon from its supply chain

Walmart is doubling down on its climate commitment. Today,…

GreenBiz | Why Walmart’s Project Gigaton is corporate America’s ‘moonshot’

At a time when climate leadership from the federal government…

Sage Journals | Walmart’s Emergent Low-Cost Sustainable Product Strategy

Abstract This article traces the strategic initiatives…
Walmart Project Gigaton

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) Announced as Official Measurement Partner for Walmart’s Project Gigaton

TSC joins measurement advisory committee to support credible…

NZFarmer.co.nz | Complying with sustainability will pay off for farmers

Farmers should see the benefits of complying with standards…

TSC at Greenbiz 2017

TSC kicked off another amazing year as a premier partner…

Wageningen UR | New TSC tools for animal-friendly products

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) has developed six scientific,…

GreenBiz | Unilever Rises Above the Regs on Chemicals Transparency

Half of all consumer products contain fragrance. More than…

Of Leaders and Laggards

By: Euan Murray, CEO The Sustainability Consortium This…

The Washington Post | You’re about to see a big change to the sell-by dates on food

The majority of Americans have no clear idea what “sell…

GreenBiz | These Hidden Ingredients Can Improve Your Supply Chain

Keith Larson, GreenBiz The Sustainability Consortium CEO…

Environmental Leader | Johnson Controls, Aqua Metals Ink Battery Recycling Technology Partnership

In a deal that will allow Johnson Controls to expand its…

Trase | Are zero-deforestation pledges slowing deforestation?

By the end of 2016, more than 400 companies had committed…

Environmental Leader | Holding Supply Chains Accountable for Carbon Emissions Saves Money, CDP Reports

A sustainable supply chain will result in a lot fewer carbon…

GreenBiz | How P&G, Unilever are washing beaches clean of plastic

"Plastic" defines a substance that is soft, pliable and easily…

Ethical Corporation | Access the 2017 US clean energy briefing with General Motors and Autodesk

This report is essential intel to develop a successful renewable…

Sustainable Brands | Study: Effectively Marketing Sustainable Goods Could Represent $1T Market Opportunity

A new global consumer study from Unilever reveals fascinating…

We Mean Business | Walmart's Science based targets: A Game Changer

Walmart has become the 26th company to successfully set greenhouse…

TSC Conference Europe in Düsseldorf November 9th – The Business Side of Sustainability

On November 9th, retailers, suppliers and organizations from…

Environmental Leader | Walmart Foundation, Target, US Chamber Foundation to Launch Circular Economy Pilot

Circular economy business models can help companies cut costs,…

2nd Green Supply Chain Forum

On Oct. 27th, 2016, The Sustainability Consortium (TSC)…

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Biggest threat to forests, beef lags in push to cut supply chain deforestation

Image Credit: REUTERS More companies have promised to cut…

TSC Partners with NYDF – New Report Assessing Progress on Eliminating Deforestation in Ag Supply Chains

  NYDF released new report summarizing the progress companies…

The American Cleaning Institute | ACI Launches "Cold Water Saves" Campaign at NC State

The American Cleaning Institute (ACI), in conjunction with…

Packaging World | From scorecard to playbook: Walmart’s packaging evolution

It has been almost exactly 10 years since Wal-Mart Stores,…

Plastic News | Wal-Mart builds on its sustainability message to suppliers

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has condensed its sustainable packaging…

WasteDive | Wal-Mart's sustainability efforts to be driven by improved packaging

Dive Brief: Wal-Mart hosted a "Sustainable Packaging…
CEO Euan Murray

TSC Announces Sheila Bonini Joining WWF; Euan Murray Named CEO Effective December 1st

Euan Murray named CEO effective December 1st. Murray…

McKinsey on Sustainability & Resource Productivity

The McKinsey on Sustainability and Resource Productivity…

Quantis | Special Report: Beauty Faces Up to Sustainability

Quantis is excited to officially release our special report,…
China Forum 2015

PLMA | World of Private Label Today

The Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA) is a non-profit…

Horti Daily | Let's get all your water questions answered

Consumers are increasingly looking for quality food which…

EDF | Lessons from Brazil on how to turn companies' zero-deforestation commitments into action

Hundreds of major consumer goods companies that have driven…

PR Newswire | Novus Publishes Sustainability Advancements in Eighth Annual Report

Today, Novus International released its 2015 Sustainability…
Carole Mars

Resource Recycling | Meet the Speakers: Carole Mars on the e-scrap stream in a 'post-CRT world'

In anticipation of the fast-approaching E-Scrap 2016 conference…

The Big Picture of Measuring Sustainability Impacts

It can be challenging for companies to measure corporate…

Anthesis | The Big Picture of Measuring Sustainability Impacts

It can be challenging for companies to measure corporate…

GreenBiz | Understand 21st Century Supply Chains in 3 Charts

Chemical safety in laundry detergent is just one area of increasing…

Kroger Targets Waste Reduction, RPCs in Sustainability Goals

The Kroger Co. is raising the bar on sustainability goals by…
Kroger Adds Sustainability Commitments

Progressive Grocer | Kroger Adds Sustainability Commitments

The Kroger Co. has presented new and expanded commitments…
Electronics Recycling

Arrow Value Recovery | Beyond The Electronics Recycling Landscape

When the Closed Loop Foundation decided to determine…

ARROW | Value Recovery | BEYOND THE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING LANDSCAPE

When the Closed Loop Foundation decided to determine the…

Sustainable Brands | TSC Helping Eliminate Weak Links in Global Product Supply Chains

Image Credit: Sustainable Brands By Nathan Delbridge This…
Electronics Takeback

Sustainable Brands | Supply Chain Visibility Critical for Seeing the True Cost, Sustainability of Our Products

By Robin Raj As Sustainable Brands marks its 10th anniversary,…

Resource Recycling | Report explores e-scrap landscape, proposes improvements

A comprehensive report prepared for the Closed Loop Foundation…
China Forum 2015

Recycling Today | NCER releases ‘The Electronics Recycling Landscape Report’

The Closed Loop Foundation-commissioned report explores key…
China Forum 2015

SMM | NCER Landscape Report on Electronics Recycling predicts exciting prospects for recycling

By Paul Ploumis The National Center for Electronics Recycling…
China Forum 2015

Mars Takes Another Step on the ‘Path to Zero’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Operations

New Moy wind farm in Scotland will power the equivalent of…
China Forum 2015
China Forum 2015

TSC Staff Tours the GP Dixie Plant

On March 22, TSC and Walmart representatives were treated to…
China Forum 2015

GreenBiz | It's Time to Embrace the Value of Waste

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Rob Kaplan | Cofounder, Managing…
China Forum 2015

EDF + Business | Sustainable Supply Chains: No More Excuses

By: Elizabeth Sturcken | Fri, Apr 22, 2016   A question…
China Forum 2015
China Forum 2015

TSC at GreenBiz 2016

  TSC enjoyed another successful year at Greenbiz, held…
China Forum 2015

Storytelling for Sustainability - It's Time for Corporate Leaders to Gather 'Round the Campfire

The term ‘greenwashing’ might be officially outdated. In…
China Forum 2015

Communication, Collaboration Key to Ending Deforestation

Image Credit: Greenpeace According to a report issued by the…
China Forum 2015

Expanding boundaries: Nongovernmental organizations as supply chain members

TSC Board Chair Jon Johnson and his colleague from University…
China Forum 2015

Multi-stakeholder initiatives for sustainable supply networks

TSC’s Chief Scientist Kevin Dooley invites TSC members to…
China Forum 2015

TSC Index Brings Sustainable Supply Chains to Europe

Niamh Michail February 29, 2016 A toolkit which allows manufacturers…
China Forum 2015

Leaders Don’t Do It Alone: Building Capacity for a Sustainability Assessment

February 17, 2016 A many-to-many reporting system that…
China Forum 2015

A single tool for improving the sustainability of all Dutch supermarket products

Press Release LEI Wageningen UR February 23, 2016 The tool…
China Forum 2015

Frontiers of Ecology and the Environment | The Marriage of Business and Ecology

A Guest Editorial published in Frontiers of Ecology and the…
China Forum 2015

GreenBiz | How Target and Walmart led a push to make over makeup

Heather Clancy Senior Writer GreenBiz More consumers than…

Wrangler Joins The Sustainability Consortium

Iconic apparel brand prioritizes supplier engagement through…
China Forum 2015

GreenBiz | Walmart sustainability at 10: An assessment

Joel Makower GreenBiz November 17, 2015 It’s been 10 years…
China Forum 2015

GreenBiz | Walmart sustainability at 10: The birth of a notion

Joel Makower GreenBiz November 16, 2015 It’s been 10 years…
China Forum 2015

EDF+Business Blog: Climbing Towards Corporate Sustainability, Even Walmart Can't Do It Alone

Elizabeth Sturcken EDF+Business Blog November 17, 2015 Ten…
China Forum 2015
China Forum 2015

First Green Supply Chain Forum hosted in Tianjin, China

  Explore the Path of Enterprises' Green Development…
China Forum 2015

TSC Plastics Supply Chain Field Tour

  The Sustainability Consortium hosted the Plastics Supply…
China Forum 2015

Sustainable Development and Business Practices Forum: Tianjin, China

可持续发展与商业实践 2015 Green Supply Chain Forum…
China Forum 2015

GreenBiz 16 Brings Sustainable Business Trends, Tools and Techniques Back to Phoenix

Unique partnership with Arizona State University and The Sustainability…
China Forum 2015

The Sustainability Consortium Signs Memorandum of Understanding to Jointly Promote Green Supply Chain Development in China

Project partners are China Environmental United Certification…
China Forum 2015

TSC Agriculture Supply Chain School and Field Tour

August 4th, 2015: The Sustainability Consortium and Ag Business…
China Forum 2015

Novus International Joins The Sustainability Consortium®

Partnership shows sustainability remains a critical component…
China Forum 2015

Sustainable Brands: Supply Chain Engagement Strategy (Video)

Linda Peia Sustainable Brands #SB15SD With nearly 500 eco-labels…
China Forum 2015

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