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DHL Supply Chain and Ohio State Create First-of-Its-Kind Program to Offset Campus Carbon Footprint

DHL Supply Chain and Ohio State Create First-of-Its-Kind Program to Offset Campus Carbon Footprint | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
DHL Supply Chain, the Americas’ leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, and The Ohio State University partnered to plant 30 trees near the Schottenstein Center. DHL Supply Chain made a contribution to purchase and care for 30 new trees to help support urban forestry in the Columbus area. DHL Supply Chain also purchased and donated 1,000 tonnes of carbon credits for Ohio State to contribute to the university’s own carbon reduction goals. Ohio State matched DHL’s donation by purchasing an additional 1,000 tonnes of carbon credits.
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Great job DHL and Ohio state since thie DHL Supply Chain’s GoGreen program has delivered an average reduction of 3 percent in carbon dioxide emissions, year over year, for every mile travelled and every square meter of space used worldwide for its customers.

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Croda wins low carbon award

Croda wins low carbon award | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Croda, an ingredients supplier active in the beauty and personal care industry, has won a Low Carbon Award at the Chemical Industry Awards. Terry Thistlethwaite , Vice President Sustainability at Croda said: “Our carbon reduction journey sees us continuing to invest in sustainable and innovative product design, which includes a focus on our manufacturing operations, and working with our supply chain to develop ingredients that deliver more benefit, with less environmental impact.”​

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Great job Croda! The award aims to recognise how carbon management and sustainability sit within a company’s decision making and strategy setting.

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Investors Urged To Engage With Banks To Back Low-Carbon Transition

Investors Urged To Engage With Banks To Back Low-Carbon Transition | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
A new report from London-based investment advisory ShareAction has called on investors to use their voting rights to urge banks to play a more proactive role in the transition to a low-carbon economy, by “providing the major injections of capital required to finance technologies, infrastructure and the transition of traditional industries, as well as to cover the costs of adaptation.” Figures from the International Energy Agency estimate that $359 trillion worth of investment is required by 2050 to ensure the world avoids global warming exceeding 2°C.
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New CDP report suggests suppliers lag behind on sustainability

New CDP report suggests suppliers lag behind on sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
CDP research suggests that companies moving beyond mandatory reporting are also reducing emissions more and saving money – but suppliers aren't keeping up
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The new CDP supply chain report 2012 shows that transparency is somehow linked to CO2 emission reduction, which seems straightforward. However, much remains to be done as only a third of surveyed suppliers have clear reduction targets and first and foremost supplier engagement towards great transparency is key as more than 60% of suppliers never responded to the survey.

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Removing Child Labor, Deforestation, and Poverty from the Cost of Chocolate

Removing Child Labor, Deforestation, and Poverty from the Cost of Chocolate | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

A 2017 investigative report published by the NGO Mighty Earth informed the industry at-large about the enormous problem of deforestation. The report focused on Ghana and Ivory Coast, the world’s two largest cocoa producing countries, who grew and exported 2.3 million metric tons — or 52 percent — of the world’s cocoa in 2016. Ghana and Ivory Coast have lost around 90 percent of their forests, one third of that for cocoa. Less than 11 percent of Ivory Coast remains forested. Satellite maps from 1990-2015 show the dramatic impact of deforestation on this country, where now only 200-400 elephants remain from an original population of hundreds of thousands. According to Mighty Earth, a single dark chocolate bar made with cocoa derived from deforested areas produces the same amount of carbon pollution as driving 4.9 miles in a car. Then try multiplying the impact by the billions of chocolate bars consumed by Americans alone each year.

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Transparency is a key part of making the chocolate industry truly sustainable. EcoVadis’ CSR rating methodology and comprehensive assessments help companies to identify and manage risks, increase transparency and improve performance.

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Dairy sector celebrates hitting host of green targets

Dairy sector celebrates hitting host of green targets | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
UK dairy producers and processors have made significant strides towards reducing the industry’s environmental footprint over the past decade, including meeting a 2020 target for renewable energy production two years early.
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Great improvements have been made in the dairy industry in reducing its environmental footprint during the past ten years!

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Kellogg requires its supply chain to cut their carbon emissions

Kellogg requires its supply chain to cut their carbon emissions | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Kellogg has pledged to reduce its carbon footprint, move to sustainable sourcing, and push its supply chain to reduce carbon emissions.


Via Cambium LLP
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Is the tide turning in the US?

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