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The Sustainability Consortium Summit

April 22-24, 2015 | Washington, DC

The Sustainability Consortium Summit marked Earth Week with a gathering of some 200 Members and experts from corporations, NGOs, academia and government to address product sustainability and new cross sector initiatives. TSC CEO Sheila Bonini challenged the attendees to drive transformational change, and keynote speaker Andrew Winston echoed this message. Panelists and working groups addressed topics as varied as On-Farm Metrics, Cold Water Wash, Animal Welfare in the Supply Chain, Chemicals of Concern, Recycled Plastics and much more. TSC Members will soon have access to all the presentations through the Member Portal. Click here for the agenda and speaker list, and check back for photos and the Summit recap.

China Forum

May 8, 2015 | Beijing, China

Columbia Global Centers/East Asia and Columbia University's Earth Institute, in partnership with The Sustainability Consortium, are hosting a high-level forum on "Sustainability Policy and Practice - Promoting a Sustainable Supply Chain" in Beijing. The May 8 forum will discuss Chinese enterprises' experiences and strategies in sustainable development, focusing on the supply chain, in a unique opportunity to create a positive and lasting impact on sustainability in China. Findings will be presented from the TSC project in China working to improve systems and tools for assessing product sustainability. Learn More

2015 Ag Supply Chain School and Field Tour

July 28-30, 2015 | Visalia, California

AgBusiness Resources and The Sustainability Consortium welcome sponsor Cotton Incorporated to the 2015 Ag Supply Chain School and Field Tour on July 28-30. Spaces are still available for this unique event in the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, which offers agri-business and food industry personnel the opportunity to be immersed in on-farm interactions and discussions in one of the most intensive agricultural production regions in the world. See the agenda, learn more or register on the Ag Tour page.

Sustainable Brands '15

June 1-4, 2015 | San Diego, California

If you are attending Sustainable Brands '15 in June, look for TSC! TSC CEO Sheila Bonini will be addressing Supply Chain Engagement Strategy on June 4, and Sarah Lewis and Susan Heaney will be at the Activation Hub. We are proud that the SB'15 presenting Sponsor is TSC Member BASF, and many of our TSC Member organizations are providing speakers in their areas of expertise, including Campbell Soup Co, CDP, P&G, SAP, TNC, UL Environment, Unilever, Walmart, WWF and many more. Click here for information and registration.

International Society of Sustainability Professionals

TSC joined with CRG Sustainable Solutions (CRGss) and the International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) to jointly present the first annual Earth Month Business Conference and to launch the Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee chapter of ISSP. The April 7 event in Memphis, TN was supported by corporate title sponsor FedEx. 

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Energy Star

The EPA has announced the 2015 Energy Star Award Winners, and several TSC Members are among the companies recognized for making "outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency." Congratulations to Hanes, Kroger and PepsiCo! Learn More

EPA Honors Disneyland Resort

Congratulations to TSC Member Disney, which was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with the 2014 Food Recovery Challenge award for its zero waste efforts and the highest percent increase in food recovery of any theme part in the U.S. Learn More

TSC Learning Center

The Sustainability Consortium Learning Center is a new online educational platform that provides guided practice on using TSC tools and services, enabling more effective and efficient utilization of the tools to help identify, measure and address product sustainability issues and hot spots in the supply chain. Learn More

PEF & EU Alignment

Coming Soon: TSC webinar to discuss progress on EU Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and TSC work to advance alignment with EU initiatives.

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