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Unilever moves to close the loop on polluting plastic sachets

Unilever moves to close the loop on polluting plastic sachets | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

"There is a “clear economic case” for more circular production processes, Chaudhury said. She pointed to research that has found that 95 per cent of the value of plastic packaging is lost after its first use, which totals some $80-$120 billion."

EcoVadis's insight:

What is good for the environment can also be good for the bottom line! Great to see clients taking action on plastic recycling in this important but often overlooked sector of the market.

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Transparency in sustainable forestry aids paper packaging procurement | Packaging Digest

Transparency in sustainable forestry aids paper packaging procurement | Packaging Digest | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
One of today’s trending topics in sustainable business is transparency. After decades of eroding consumer confidence in corporations, it is no longer acceptable for businesses to make baseless claims about the quality, safety and origin of products. Consumers are demanding more transparency in supply chains; they don’t just want to know you make a quality product, they want to know you make a quality product with quality components. They want to know where the product comes from and how it was produced.
EcoVadis's insight:

Customers' demands are influencing the way businesses interact with them; and one of the outcomes is the growing supply chain tools across sectors on how to further enhance transparency

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9 Sustainable Business Stories That Shaped 2016

9 Sustainable Business Stories That Shaped 2016 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
And no matter who’s in charge politically, macro trends are hard to stop — a changing climate; increasing challenges around water and other resources; higher expectations of companies; rising concern about inequality and wages; and technological disruption from AI, machine learning, and autonomous everything. These trends will continue and companies will need to adapt — fast.
EcoVadis's insight:

Great 2016 summary insight from EcoVadis' Scientific Committee member, Andrew Winston. 

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