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Climate change: Pledge to cut emissions from dairy farms

Climate change: Pledge to cut emissions from dairy farms | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

A dairy firm is pledging to make its operations carbon-neutral from cow to supermarket by 2050, including more than 2,000 farms in the UK. This will require "radical changes" over the coming decades, including developing new technologies, the dairy co-operative, Arla Foods, said. It admitted the target was "ambitious", but said it was achievable.

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Volkswagen to reward green suppliers

Volkswagen Group will soon begin awarding more business to suppliers that focus on sustainability while punishing those that do not. The automaker plans to introduce a performance rating this year that takes account of environmental impact and social responsibility, and could add another layer that focuses specifically on each supplier's effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The plan could have a massive impact on suppliers, considering VW's global footprint and procurement budget last reported at around $197 billion in 2017.

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Reckitt Benckiser Recognised For Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies

Reckitt Benckiser Recognised For Sustainable Supply Chain Strategies | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Reckitt Benckiser has been awarded a position on the supplier engagement leaderboard by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), for its efforts to reduce emissions and lower climate-related risks in its supply chain.

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AB InBev Takes Aim at Scope 3 Emissions

AB InBev Takes Aim at Scope 3 Emissions | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Anheuser-Busch InBev’s sustainability team has been busy. Since launching ambitious new sustainability goals for 2025 early last year, the world’s largest brewer began requesting supplier data through CDP and placed an order for 800 hydrogen-electric semi trucks, and started sending leftover alcohol from their European headquarters to a biofuel plant.Their 2025 goals cover smart agriculture, water stewardship, circular packaging, and climate action. Virginia Covo, AB InBev’s global director for sustainability supply chain, is responsible for the climate action pillar. She’s also in charge of the company’s sustainability reporting and supply chain engagement. We recently caught up with Covo to learn about her approach to reducing emissions, particularly the indirect Scope 3 ones.

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Manufacturers increasingly are dropping suppliers that fail to meet sustainability goals, CDP reports

Manufacturers increasingly are dropping suppliers that fail to meet sustainability goals, CDP reports | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

As consumers increasingly consider the environmental impact of the products they purchase, manufacturers are turning up the heat on suppliers to lower their emissions, manage water security risks and reduce deforestation, among other sustainability targets that reflect back on them, according to a new report from the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform CDP. Suppliers that fail to rise to manufacturers’ challenges to improve sustainability could find themselves “deselected,”​ while those that demonstrate positive step-changes could see increased demand, adds the report, which was released Feb. 6.

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India proposes more than $12 bln of pollution-reducing incentives

India proposes more than $12 bln of pollution-reducing incentives | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

India has proposed incentives worth 885 billion rupees ($12.4 billion) to encourage power plants to install equipment to curb emissions and to develop infrastructure for electric vehicles (EVs), a government statement said on Friday. The bulk of the money, 835 billion rupees, would be aimed at curbing sulphur emissions from power plants, with the rest devoted to development of EV infrastructure in 70 cities over five years ending 2025, the statement said.

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