Is your sustainable supply chain program really as good as you think?

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While the principle of having a sustainable supply chain program is clear and widely accepted, there is still a lack of consensus on the practice. Notwithstanding the forthcoming launch of the ISO 20400 standard on sustainable procurement, there exists no globally accepted framework for what constitutes good practice, although there are frameworks for labor rights through the ILO fundamental principles and core conventions, human rights through the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and, now, climate change through the Paris Agreement.

US set to see significant changes in surface water resources

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More than 40% of the conterminous US will see significant changes in summer and winter runoff by the end of the 21st century, according to a US team.

Illinois: Area stores join movement to sell ‘ugly’ foods, reduce waste

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Hy-Vee has partnered with global produce company Robinson Fresh to offer a line of “Misfits,” or “ugly” produce, at almost all of its more than 240 stores, according to a news release from Hy-Vee. The items are delivered weekly based on what’s available, and are sold on average at a 30 percent discount, the release said.

New study finds extensive use of fluorinated chemicals in fast food wrappers

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Americans may be consuming fast food wrapped in paper treated with perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) — the same chemicals used in stain-resistant products, firefighting materials and nonstick cookware, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.

Oil production releases more methane than previously thought

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Global methane and ethane emissions from oil production from 1980 to 2012 were far higher than previous estimates show, according to a new study which for the first time takes into account different production management systems and geological conditions around the world.

Private Capital Investments in Conservation Have Taken Off Since 2013

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Banks and fund managers have funneled billions of dollars into investments aimed at delivering measurable environmental benefits as much as financial returns.