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  The Power of Partnerships in Addressing Supply Chain Sustainability
Supply chain sustainability is increasingly seen among executives as essential to delivering long-term profitability, and on the agenda of purchasing and supply professionals on par with monetary cost, value, and speed. We realized that the only effective improvements in supply chain can be realized if brands and their suppliers, NGOs, and governments work together.
Sustainability Expected To Surpass Cost as Driver in Packaging Industry
Sustainability will become a dominant trend in packaging within 10 years, according to a new study of future packaging trends done by Packaging World and DuPont. Cost is currently the top driver in the industry, but a survey found the importance of cost is expected to drop below the importance of sustainability.

Walmart Sets 2017 Target for Supply Chain Improvement, Takes Sustainability Consortium to China
Walmart this week announced a series of steps and commitments intended to increase the sustainability of its supply chain in the U.S. and China. By the end of 2017, Walmart said it will buy 70 percent of the goods it sells in U.S. stores only from suppliers that use the Sustainability Index – a rating system used to evaluate and share the sustainability of products.

IBM, Santander Brasil Top Newsweek Green Rankings
Environmental reporting increased significantly in the last year, according to Newsweek magazine's ranking of the 500 largest U.S. companies and 500 largest global companies. This score is derived from three component scores: an environmental impact score, an environmental management score, and an environmental disclosure score.
Ben & Jerry's Certified as a B Corp
A quarter-century after helping to pioneer the socially responsible business movement, ice cream brand Ben & Jerry's is the first wholly-owned subsidiary to gain B Corp certification. The growing B Corp movement is a network of companies that meet what Inc. magazine has called "the highest standard for socially responsible businesses."

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