JUNE 2015  

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Sustainable Brands '15

June 1-4, 2015 | San Diego, California

If you are attending Sustainable Brands '15 in San Diego this week, look for 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 at location C14. Sheila, Sarah and Susan will participate in informal discussions on key topics each evening and lunchtime at the Thinkstep booth 517. We are proud that SB'15 presenting Sponsor is TSC Member BASF, and many TSC Members are among the speakers, including Campbell Soup Co, CDP, P&G, SAP, TNC, UL Environment, Unilever, Walmart, WWF and many more. Click here for information and registration.

BBB Forum 2015

June 10, 2015 | New York City, New York

TSC is proud to be an Event Supporter for the June 10 Better Business Bureau Forum on Corporate Responsibility in New York City. This eighth annual forum will address Transformers: How Corporate Responsibility Trends Are Changing Business Now. TSC Members receive the discounted "Early Bird" registration rate. Click here to learn more or to register.

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.


GreenBiz: How Metrics Can Transform 

Supply-Chain Sustainability

Everyone would like to see consumer products that have a smaller footprint on the environment, are more humane in their creation and are all-around more sustainable. But actually getting products like that to appear on store shelves is more challenging than it appears. Making those products more sustainable is the job of Sheila Bonini, CEO of The Sustainability Consortium. Learn More

Walmart Saturday Morning Meeting:
How Suppliers Implement Sustainable
Business Practices

Sarah Lewis of The Sustainable Consortium addresses
"How suppliers implement sustainable business practices"
on Walmart "Saturday Morning Meeting" TV program.
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High-level Forum Presented in Beijing on "Sustainability Policy and Business Practice: Promoting a Sustainable Supply Chain"

Strategies for sustainable supply chains in China was the focus of a high level forum in Beijing in early May, presented by Columbia Global Centers | East Asia, Columbia University's Earth Institute and The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) with support from the Walmart Foundation and the China Environmental United Certification Center (CEC). 

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Walmart Foundation Announces Additional Grant to The Sustainability Consortium

The Walmart Foundation announced an $875,000 grant to The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) to expand their recent efforts to support Chinese businesses in identifying and capturing sustainability improvement opportunities in Chinese product supply chains. This will be achieved by conducting sustainability research in two new key product categories - footwear and large appliances - and building capacity of Consortium partners and related institutions to further TSC objectives. Learn More

2015 World's Most Ethical Companies

Ethisphere has released its World's Most Ethical Companies list for 2015, recognizing companies that translate commitments to ethical business into action, shaping future industry standards and best practices. TSC is proud to have so many members make the list and congratulates them all: Cisco, Colgate-Palmolive, Henkel Consumer Products, Johnson Controls, Inc., Kellogg Company, L'OR´┐ŻAL, Marks & Spencer, PepsiCo, Inc., The Hershey Company, and The Nature Conservancy. Learn More

The Guardian: A New Calculator Aims to Make Business Sustainability Choices Simpler

Photograph: Peter van der Sleen/PA
Author: Alison Moodie, The Guardian

For companies trying to amp up their sustainability profiles, there's no lack of challenges: from material sourcing to water consumption, electricity use to carbon production, every sustainability issue is a moving part, one of many interconnected concerns... Of course, these types of tools also come with some challenges. Companies usually feed their own data into the calculator, but as Kevin Dooley, chief research officer of The Sustainability Consortium, a global organization aimed at making consumer products more sustainable, pointed out, internal data may not always be as reliable as independent research... 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

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