AUGUST 2016  

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First TSC Service Provider Training - Success

In late July, TSC staff hosted an in-person 1.5 day training for service providers representing a variety of consulting companies from Canada and the United States. Giving the training an overall 4.5 stars out of 5, the service providers expressed their excitement about being able to better assist their clients use TSC tools and respond to TSC KPIs. Once the service providers have completed and passed an exam, their names and companies will be listed on TSC's website for interested parties to contact. The training program will continue to grow with the goal of creating an Approved Provider Registry.  
Approved TSC service providers and their companies will receive a special listing on our website along with the approved designation, a certificate and an e-badge for social media listing.

Interested in learning more about TSC Service Providers? Contact Sarah Lewis or Chris Cooke.
GreenBiz article on TSC Impact Report: Understand 21st century supply chains in 3 charts 

GreenBiz recently published an article on understanding supply chains featuring content, research and metrics from our Impact Report.

Read the full article on GreenBiz here.
Commit to Climate Action

Tetra Pak is the latest TSC member to join a group of companies and investors that have made 1000 commitments to climate action with We Mean Business. We Mean Business and CDP (a TSC Member) have convened a central platform for ambitious corporate climate initiatives, including science-based emissions reductions targets, 100% renewable electricity and zero-deforestation. 

Tetra Pak commits to setting science-based emissions reductions targets and to powering its operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2030.

For more information, visit or email [email protected]
Opportunity to Engage with Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) for TSC Members

At our last summit, Marty Spitzer (Director, US Climate and Renewable Energy Policy, World Wildlife Fund) outlined the work that the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA) was doing to help corporations procure more renewable energy. REBA represents organizations purchasing renewable energy, and is driving for greater choice in renewable energy procurement, more access to cost competitive options, longer and variable term contracts, access to new projects, increased access to third-party financing, and opportunities to work with utilities and regulators. 

TSC members who are interested in learning more about opportunities can contact Dr. Spitzer at  [email protected]
Member Spotlight: L'Or�al Recognized as Leading Green Power User in US 

L'Or�al USA announced today that it is joining the ranks of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Green Power Partnership, which recognizes the company as one of the nation's leading green power users.  L'Or�al USA is using nearly 27 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power annually, which is enough green power to meet 33 percent of its electricity use. The company's green power comes primarily from on-site solar arrays at eight of its facilities as well as utility green power products. This multifaceted approach demonstrates L'Or�al USA's commitment to cleaner renewable energy alternatives and positions it as the second largest user of on-site green power amongst consumer products companies within the Green Power Partnership. For more information visit the full release here.

Announcing TSC Summit 2017

We are excited to announce the dates and times for TSC Summit 2017. We will be back at the Omni Shoreham again April 18-20th in Washington, D.C. Save the date!

TSC Summit is for TSC members and invited participants only. Last year was our biggest summit to-date, with over 250 participants.

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities or have suggestions on topics for our summit, please contact:

Sponsorship: Carolyn Baltz, [email protected]

Topics and Attendance Questions: Erika Ferrin, [email protected]

Stay tuned here for future announcements and registration for our annual summit.
Innovation Webinar Series: Organics

Register now, spots are filling up fast!

Kicking off TSC's Innovations Webinar Series: You are invited to join Organic Valley and the Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) and additional speakers to be confirmed in their sharing of innovations around organic supply chain practices. Includes Presentation By: Organic Valley and The Sustainable Food Trade Association.

Registration is free for TSC members.

You're Invited: Value of Natural Capital to the Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods Industries

You are invited to attend "Value of Natural Capital to the Retail and Consumer Packaged  Goods Industries", a workshop co-hosted by the Nature Conservancy and TSC on  Monday, September 26 from 1-6pm at the Gaylord Hotel in Washington, DC.  

This is at  the same location as RILA's Retail Sustainability & Environmental Compliance  Conference, which begins the next day.

This workshop will introduce retailers and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies  to natural capital concepts, case studies on how businesses have used natural capital in  decision making, and available methods and tools that assess a company's relationship  to natural capital. Although the workshop is focused on the retail and CPG industries, we  believe all members will find the information to be valuable and applicable to their  businesses. Additionally, we see this as an opportunity for members to connect and  exchange insights on integrating impactful solutions across their business.

 For workshop information, please contact Christy Slay
 For registration questions, please contact Teddy Kuo.

Implementation Workshop Series - Back by popular demand!

TSC tools and services provide practical, science-based, stakeholder driven decision-support systems that drive improved product sustainability across the consumer goods industry. The purpose of the Implementation Workshop Series is to provide a forum for discussing how TSC tools and services can help users connect with supply network partners, set organizational goals, and measure progress against those goals in order to improve product sustainability for the consumer goods industry.  

Save the Dates! All times are 10:00 - 11:30 am CT

Interested in presenting during one or more of these sessions? Contact Jessica Ginger with the workshop date and a short description of your proposed presentation. 

Communicate Progress with KPIs:  
Supply Chain Integration
Sept 27In this session, participants will hear from sustainability leaders in companies that have recognized and acted on the business value of measuring and reporting their product sustainability, as well as gain practical experience using the SAP Product Stewardship Network.  

Sept 29: Gain practical experience using TSC KPIs to measure, track, and report progress on key sustainability issues for products across a range of consumer good sectors.  

Build Internal Business Value:  
Internal Business Unit Integration
Oct 4: In this session, we'll learn how sustainability leadership influences setting goals and prioritizing products and suppliers.  

Oct 6: Dive deep into a sustainability issue and explore ways that companies are tackling that issue across consumer goods and then reporting their progress using TSC KPIs.  

Build Support for Programs, Practices, and Partnerships:
Training Teams and Building Partnerships
Oct 11: In this session, we'll hear from sustainability leaders at Novozymes who are working with the textiles industry to use enzymes as a method for minimizing impacts associated with textiles production.   

Oct 12: During this session, we'll learn from case studies in the agricultural industry where organizations are partnering to implement practices, gather data, and report progress across the supply chain.  
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