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Cutting Carbon in the Supply Chain

For many manufactured products, the majority of their carbon footprint comes from energy used in extracting, refining, processing, manufacturing and transportation. There are several options for reducing the carbon footprint: · redesign manufacturing process; use alternative raw materials and new

New Tool to Measure (and Manage) the carbon footprint of your supply Chain
The Carbon Benefits of Recycled Materials

The benefits of avoiding extraction and primary processing are usually significant, even when collection, transport and reprocessing of recycled material is taken into account. An increasing range of recycled products are coming onto the market, such as glass, steel, aluminium,

WHEN WAREHOUSING GOES GREEN

  A ProPurchaser GREENWATCH: More time spent on-site in the warehouse reduces a carbon footprint and helps the bottom line.     When considering the greening of any supply chain it is easy to ignore the impact of warehousing and distribution

Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate Change

Businesses face growing threats from extreme weather and climate change: damage to facilities, loss of water or power supplies, higher costs, and disruption of supply and distribution chains. In a new report, Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate

China first carbon market kicks off in Shenzhen

The city of Shenzhen became yesterday the first region in China to introduce a mandatory emissions trading scheme (ETS).”It is a clear indication that they are serious about reducing emissions and bringing down pollution levels.” The new markets are set

Sustainable supply-chain at risk: the US drought example

Weekly drought figures released  by the US Drought Monitor show the situation continues to be a problem with approximately 50% of continental US now suffering from a moderate drought or worse. Despite recent precipitation bringing welcome relief and downgrading of the

Carbon Disclosure Project Supply Chain Report

The 2012-13 annual Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Supply Chain report has been recently published. There is a glut of useful information within the 22 pages, and here are some of the highlights. Firstly, the report concludes that climate change is

How climate change impacts commodity prices

I came across this interesting discussion of the Great Climate Disconnect courtesy of General Electric. GE has asked the members of its Citizenship Advisory Panel to reflect on trends and key challenges for sustainable development in 2013. This first post

The importance of managing water in your supply chain

No matter the place — California’s Central Valley, southern Nevada, the Colorado River, the Southern Plains — water is harder to find across much of the West. And, with energy demand and populations growing, once-unfathomable choices about water pricing and