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UPS to install solar panels in 8 facilities as part of sustainability drive

UPS to install solar panels in 8 facilities as part of sustainability drive | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Partnering with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and BSR, a climate sustainability consultancy, the logistics provider has so far pledged to drive one billion miles on alternative fuel by 2017, plant 15 million trees across the globe worldwide by 2020 and reduce carbon intensity 20% by the end of 2020. 
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UPS has set ambitious goals on its path to sustainability, and the company is moving aggressively to meet them..

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Schneider Electric Launches Network to Help Companies Discover, Vet Energy Prospects | Sustainable Brands

Schneider Electric Launches Network to Help Companies Discover, Vet Energy Prospects | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Schneider Electric launched a collaborative online platform to help commercial and industrial companies find the right tools and financial vehicles to meet their sustainability goals. Designed to simplify and accelerate the buying process, the New Energy Opportunities (NEO) Network™ allows end users to quickly identify and vet renewable energy, cleantech and energy-efficiency prospects.

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Great to see our client Schneider Electric working on these type of online collaborative tools and helping engage suppliers to meet sustainability goals.

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Kroger expands sustainability commitments to increase responsible sourcing and improve eco-stewardship by 2020

Kroger expands sustainability commitments to increase responsible sourcing and improve eco-stewardship by 2020 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
“Our goal is to be a positive force for change in our communities and to drive sustainability and innovation across the supply chain,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO. “We believe that our 2020 goals set the course for this important, ongoing journey.”
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Great to see companies such as Kroger setting sustainability goals to achieve zero waste, optimize brand packaging and better manage supply chain.

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Achieving Breakthrough Results in Sustainability

Achieving Breakthrough Results in Sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Bain research on corporate transformation programs shows only 12% achieve or exceed their aims. For sustainability, that figure is just 2% (see Figure 1). Why? Sustainability transformations add another dimension of challenge. Often, enthusiastic leadership teams overlook the difficulties frontline employees confront when implementing new approaches.
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While many CEOs want to make a difference, momentum fades throughout the journey. Read the report to see the obstacles to sustainability efforts.

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J&J Shifts Focus to Material Impacts for People, Places, Practices in New 2020 Goals | Sustainable Brands

J&J Shifts Focus to Material Impacts for People, Places, Practices in New 2020 Goals | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the world’s sixth-largest consumer health company, has released the results from their latest set of five-year goals and announced a new set for 2020. J&J’s Citizenship & Sustainability 2020 Goals represent a shift in how the company measures impact, increasing focus on material impacts as opposed to incremental reductions and year-over-year improvements.
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Great to see that our client J&J will be ensuring that their suppliers are covering at least 80% of spend in Sustainable Procurement before enrolling them!

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Supply chain focus for next Puma sustainability targets

Supply chain focus for next Puma sustainability targets | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

'German sportswear brand Puma has set new sustainability targets for the next five-years, shifting its focus deeper into the supply chain.'

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Great to see that companies such as puma are starting to look after health & safety, human rights and business ethics issues across their supply chain

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