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Ikea moves up the timeline for 'zero emissions' in last-mile delivery

Ikea moves up the timeline for 'zero emissions' in last-mile delivery | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Ikea Group, owner of 366 Ikea stores worldwide, will make deliveries via electric vehicles in Amsterdam, Los Angeles, New York, Paris and Shanghai by 2020 according to a statement, converting to what it calls "zero emissions home deliveries" worldwide by 2025. Ikea Group will also provide access to charging stations for electric vehicles across 30 markets at stores, offices and distribution centers by 2020. The company aims to eventually become "climate positive" by 2030, according to a June press release, which the company defines as "reducing more greenhouse gas emissions than the Ikea value chain emits, reducing the climate footprint of Ikea products and operations in absolute terms."

EcoVadis's insight:

Remarkable step forward by Ikea! It is critical for companies to look at emissions throughout the supply chain in order to accurately gauge progress or highlight failures.

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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, September 23, 8:51 PM
In 2017, the Ikea supply chain contributed 26 million tons of CO2 emissions, or about 0.1% of the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions, according to a recent sustainability report. The company originally announced in June the first phase of the electric delivery conversion would take place by 2025, and with this announcement, it is picking up the pace on this one element of a massive global supply chain.

Ikea has been making incremental moves toward a more sustainable operation for years, taking the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to heart and vowing to contribute to the goals set by the Paris Climate Agreement.
 
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AB InBev: How the world’s biggest beer company is going green 

AB InBev: How the world’s biggest beer company is going green  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

AB InBev is undergoing what you could call a ‘sustainable renaissance’. Earlier this year, the beer giant unveiled its ambitious sustainability goals for 2025, channelling a forward-thinking vision that hopes to promote high environmental standards and help local communities thrive. As part this plan, AB InBev is championing four key principles; smart agriculture, water stewardship, circular packaging and climate action, and perhaps nowhere is this more evident than at its operations in Africa.

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Great job by AB Inbev for the sustainable renaissance and to ensure a sustainable supply chain.

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South Australia’s clean energy transition powers on 

South Australia’s clean energy transition powers on  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The state of South Australia is something of a poster child for the clean energy transition. It sourced 48% of its power from wind and solar energy in 2017, one of the largest clean energy penetrations in the world, and is within a whisper of hitting its 2025 target of 50% renewables, with the help of large-scale battery storage, including the world’s largest lithium-ion battery. The contrast to what is happening at the federal level is stark, according to the Climate Action Tracker website. Although Australia committed to a 26–28% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared with a 2005 baseline in the Paris Agreement, Climate Action Tracker said the government in Canberra was not doing anything to change course, continuing to rely on coal for energy and downplaying renewable energy.

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Climate change has been acknowledged for a few decades now. Many companies are making efforts into reducing their carbon footprints, making sure to mitigate climate change.

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The Strategic Sourceror: Dunkin' Donuts to revise palm oil sourcing

The Strategic Sourceror: Dunkin' Donuts to revise palm oil sourcing | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The Strategic Sourceror: Dunkin' Donuts to revise palm oil sourcing, procurement, strategic sourcing, cost reduction and supply chain news by the Strategic Sourceror
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An interesting first move from Dukin' Donuts towards sustainable procurement...

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