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Sustainable supply chains: creating a responsible sourcing strategy

Responsible sourcing, also referred to as supply chain responsibility, is a voluntary commitment made by businesses to manage their relationships with suppliers taking social and environmental factors into account. Even though we tend to think of supply chains as tangible, this concept can be applied to both product and service-based businesses. Supply chains can be …

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Business for good: net-zero, climate-positive and everything in between

The EU has built an entire body of legislation around its ambition of becoming the first carbon-neutral continent, the consumer goods giant Unilever is working towards being carbon positive by 2030, and about 240 cities around the world have pledged to be net-zero within the next decade.  We can all agree that this all sounds …

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The EU Strategy for sustainable and circular textiles

The fabric of the fashion business The EU is setting the standard for regulating the private sector’s environmental and social implications. So, if you do business within the EU or have European partners, suppliers, or subsidiaries, you should be prepared. Ursula Von Der Leyen, who has made climate action a priority on her administration’s political …

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Why Sustainability Matters in Business

At this point, we are all familiar with the ubiquitous concept of “sustainability” to some extent.  It can take many shapes: Governments talking about climate change adaptation plans Investors diverting their allocations from the fossil fuel industry Food producers moving away from certain chemical fertilizers With these three examples, we can see how wide the …

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