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Wrangler® Report Shows How Sustainability Data Can Strengthen Agricultural Supply Chains

Wrangler® Report Shows How Sustainability Data Can Strengthen Agricultural Supply Chains | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Denim brand Wrangler® has just published a report with farm-management software company, MyFarms℠, explaining how field-level sustainability data can be used to strengthen business relationships and results in agricultural supply chains. Wrangler simultaneously announced it will offer 125 MyFarms subscriptions to U.S. cotton growers to make it easier for them to measure and report their sustainability data.
EcoVadis's insight:

Sustainability Data in the Agricultural Supply Chain, aims to help build collaboration between the diverse actors in agricultural supply chains and help brand sustainability managers launch on-farm programs.

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How Driscoll's Is Creating Shared Value in Berry Supply Chains

How Driscoll's Is Creating Shared Value in Berry Supply Chains | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Driscoll’s is adapting its agricultural innovation in order to support a shift to more sustainable and harvest-friendly farming practices. Although most berries are still field-grown, Driscoll’s is supporting the trend it sees among growers to adopt substrate and table-top berry production — which can be both easier on the environment and less physically strenuous for harvesters — as a way to attract labor and improve their impact.

EcoVadis's insight:

Great job Driscoll to switch to a more sustainable farming as consumers and retailers are increasingly demanding that suppliers demonstrate their sustainability.

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Unilever: it's time to challenge our value chain on sustainable sourcing

Unilever: it's time to challenge our value chain on sustainable sourcing | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Unilever's chief procurement officer Marc Engel has promised to be "relentless" in driving the company's efforts to reach its goal of sourcing 100% of raw materials sustainably by 2020.
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Microsoft, Tiffany & Co Lead Global Agreement on Responsible Industrial-Scale Mining 

Microsoft, Tiffany & Co Lead Global Agreement on Responsible Industrial-Scale Mining  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

With growing awareness and demand for ecologically and socially responsible products, jewelers, electronics makers, the auto industry and others have sought assurance that minerals they purchase are mined responsibly. The standard seeks to emulate for industrial-scale mine sites what has been done with certification programs in agriculture, forestry and seafood. An online Responsible Mining Map was also launched. 

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With the help of the online Responsible Mining Map, responsible producers and purchasers of minerals will be able to demonstrate their commitment to a more responsible minerals value chain and make contact to enable business relationships to develop. 

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McDonald's Increases Sustainability in Supply Chain

McDonald's Increases Sustainability in Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
McDonald's USA, McDonald's Canada, And Their Franchisees to invest Over $6.5M In Agricultural Technical Assistance Program
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Certified coffee sourcing has become mainstream as shown by the Rainforest Alliance (http://rainforest-alliance.org/newsroom/news/sustainable-coffee-grows), but what about other food raw materials?

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EcoVadis's comment, April 26, 2013 1:01 PM
Certified coffee sourcing has become mainstream as shown by the Rainforest Alliance (http://rainforest-alliance.org/newsroom/news/sustainable-coffee-grows), but what about other food raw materials?
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Häagen-Dazs, General Mills Promote Sustainable Vanilla Farming in Madagascar | Sustainable Brands

Häagen-Dazs, General Mills Promote Sustainable Vanilla Farming in Madagascar | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Häagen-Dazs has partnered with General Mills to invest $125,000 dollars over two years in Madagascar’s Sava region to encourage sustainable agriculture in one of the world’s most important vanilla production centers.
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Of particular interest is General Mills' global sustainable sourcing model focusing on sustainable vanilla sourcing. We look forward to seeing how General Mills measures the impact of its supplier capacity building and the related lasting effects on the quality of supply chain management.

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