Supply Chains

‘The real food waste battle should be on the farm,’ says Feedback charity

Terry Slavin, (Feb 22, 2018)

A new report says all-powerful UK retailers are pushing farmers into over-production of fruit and vegetables to meet demands such as strict cosmetic standards

A sea change in the way we farm fish

Angeli Mehta, (Feb 22, 2018)

With wild fish stocks depleted and concerns over farmed salmon, Angeli Mehta reports on the firms that are taking fish production onto dry land as well as into the ocean

Championing food security: the global battle against food waste

Terry Slavin, (Feb 22, 2018)

Liz Goodwin of WRI talks to Terry Slavin about the challenges of tackling food loss and waste at a global level after 15 years at WRAP

Cutting food waste from field to fork

Diana Rojas, (Feb 22, 2018)

Some 60% of the world’s largest food companies have pledged to halve food waste by 2030 in line with SDG 12.3. Diana Rojas talks to some of the leaders, including Tesco, Campbell Soup and Kellogg

Can agri-tech sow a green revolution for India’s poorest farmers?

Eric Marx, (Feb 22, 2018)

Eric Marx reports on apps such as Plantix and the Sowing App, which are helping smallholders achieve optimal harvests in some of the harshest growing areas on the planet

From vertical farms to new proteins: innovating to feed the planet

Angeli Mehta, (Feb 22, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on emerging technologies tackling the threats to food security from monoculture, climate change and population growth

Applying AI to the humble potato

Angeli Mehta, (Feb 22, 2018)

Canadian firm Resson is which is using imagery analytics to help deliver an increase in crop yields for companies such as McCain

Future Farming: Pastures new for big data

Angeli Mehta, (Feb 22, 2018)

Angeli Mehta reports on how technology is revolutionising agriculture as Silicon Valley comes to the farm gate

‘Brands will need to think far beyond their own operations if we are to keep below 2C'

Dexter Galvin, (Feb 13, 2018)

Dexter Galvin of CDP says companies like Ajinomoto, Kellogg’s, and BT are trailblazers in engaging their suppliers in the battle against climate change

Rise of the sewbots: Asian factory workers feel chill winds of automation

Martin Wright, (Jan 16, 2018)

With Foxconn replacing 60,000 workers in China and Nike looking to relocate production to automated factories in Mexico, half the total jobs in parts of Asia could be at risk, warns the ILO

‘Together Rainforest Alliance and UTZ will be a more powerful force for positive change’

Han de Groot, (Jan 12, 2018)

As the two certification bodies merge this month, new CEO Han de Groot talks about how Rainforest Alliance will accelerate its work to tackle the world’s biggest challenges in the spirit of radical optimism

Carlsberg's zero-carbon mission to become the 'best beer for the world'

Terry Slavin, (Jan 2, 2018)

The Danish brewer’s sustainability chief Simon Hoffmeyer Boas tells Terry Slavin why collaboration is key to achieving its new strategy of achieving zero CO2 emissions, water waste and accidents by 2030

Top stories of 2017: #5 Focus sharpens on human rights in supply chains

Nadine Hawa, (Dec 13, 2017)

Nadine Hawa charts a momentous year, including the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and UNGP assurance guide, new stakeholder alliances, the spread of disruptive technology and France's due dilligence law

Top stories of 2017: #7 Green shoots of hope for forests amid setbacks

Mark Hillsdon, (Dec 13, 2017)

The battle to stop deforestation continued to rage across the planet in 2017, writes Mark Hillsdon. But the year ended with a flurry of new commitments and partnerships aimed at saving the world’s forests, and restoring millions of hectares of degraded land

Top stories of 2017: #6 Circular economy spreads as brands take back plastics

Maxine Perella, (Dec 12, 2017)

Maxine Perella reports on how brands like Timberland, HP, Dell and P&G led the way by incorporating waste in new products and packaging

Vedanta court ruling a 'major victory for corporate human rights campaigners'

Lise Smit and Gabrielle Holly, (Nov 22, 2017)

A UK court's decision that the copper company potentially holds a duty of care to 2,000 farmers who claim they are affected by the activities of its Zambian subsidiary is a landmark finding that could have far-reaching implications for corporate supply chains, argue Lise Smit and Gabrielle Holly

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