Category: Supply chain

DSM launches service to cut footprint of meat and dairy as market shifts to environmental impact labelling

Read the full story at Food Navigator.

Royal DSM has launched a ‘first-of-its-kind’ intelligent sustainability service to deliver ‘accurate, simple and actionable’ farm-level solutions that it says will help improve both the environmental footprint and profitability of animal protein production.

Responsible Minerals Initiative unveils ESG Standard

Read the full story at Mining Magazine.

The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the release of its Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Standard to further improve conditions for workers, address environmental and community impacts, and manage governance risks in all mineral supply chains.

Volvo Group targets net zero value chain emissions, climate goals approved by SBTi

Read the full story at ESG Today.

Truck, bus and construction equipment company Volvo Group announced today a series of climate initiatives and targets, including a goal to achieve net zero value chain emissions by 2040. The company also announced that its climate targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), and that it has committed to the SBTi’s Business Ambition for 1.5 °C.

As US aims to boost clean energy supply chain, critical minerals gap largely human-caused, analysts say

Read the full story at Utility Dive.

There’s no shortage of rare earth minerals needed to transition to a clean energy economy, experts say. The problem is getting them out of the ground — and out of China.

Solar industry launches diverse suppliers database

Read the full story from the Solar Energy Industries Association.

Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is releasing the Diverse Suppliers Database, a free platform that will highlight and elevate minority, women, disabled, veteran, and LGBTQ+ owned businesses operating in the solar and storage industries. More than 120 diverse companies are listed in the database, and the platform will remain open for submissions.

The database will help solar companies more thoughtfully consider their supplier networks and partnerships. The businesses listed in the database represent a variety of companies, including solar and storage installers, roofers, construction companies, electrical contractors, and other vendors or service providers in the solar and energy storage sectors.

As storms become more frequent and volatile, some ports plan for the risk — but most do not

Read the full story at Supply Chain Dive.

The interconnectedness of ports leave assets such as warehouses, trucking networks and railroads vulnerable to disruptions from climate change and rising sea levels.

Port of Long Beach waives pollution fee for natural gas trucks as it targets supply chain emissions

Read the full story at Supply Chain Dive.

The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved an exemption from the Clean Truck Fund Rate “for the cleanest” natural-gas-powered trucks, according to an announcement Monday. The rate, which has been set at $10 per TEU for any non-zero-emissions truck at the Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles, has not yet been implemented.

This new exemption applies to trucks picking up or dropping off loaded containers at the Port of Long Beach that use natural gas engines that meet the standard of 0.02 grams of nitrogen oxides per brake horsepower-hour, according to the announcement. To be eligible for the lifetime exemption, trucks must be purchased and registered in the Port Drayage Truck Registry by Dec. 31, 2022.

Electric trucks already have an exemption to this pending rate. The natural-gas exemption aims to incentivize the trucking industry to adopt cleaner fuels “while zero-emissions technology catches up,” the announcement said.

Reshore, Reroute, Rebalance: A U.S. Strategy for Clean Energy Supply Chains

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This report looks at how the United States can strengthen supply chains for clean energy technologies through the lens of industrial competition, cybersecurity and trade policy. It finds that the United States can apply some of the mental models, tools, and institutions used for conventional energy sources to think about supply chains in clean energy—and grow its economy and boost its national security in doing so.

Regenerative agriculture, coming soon to a Timberland shoe near you

Read the full story at Triple Pundit.

Regenerative agriculture was once a backwater of experimental farming strategies. Now Timberland, and its parent company VF Corporation, have pushed it into the limelight by announcing the first regenerative rubber supply system in the apparel industry. The new initiative could help bring more clarity to the role of organic practices in regenerative agriculture, in addition to providing consumers with a new opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable supply chain.

Ferrero working with FAI Farms to shape dairy sustainability strategy

Read the full story at Dairy Reporter.

Confectionery giant Ferrero said it sources milk directly from dairy partners selected according to strict quality standards, and aims for the full traceability of milk back to dairy farms globally.

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