Perspectives: Green Supply Chains

Collective Action is Necessary to Truly Make a Difference

When governments from more than 190 nations met at COP21, they discussed a potential new global agreement to keep global warming below the 2°C threshold. Companies recognize they have a role to play in helping address climate change but also understand collective action is necessary to truly make a difference.
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Food Loss : The Ignored Elephant in the Room

It is estimated that meat accounts for about 4% of food wastage but 20% of the costs, while 70% of fruit and vegetable output is wasted, accounting for 40% of the total cost . This results in higher prices food products.
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Progress is Only Possible by Working in Partner-ship with Farmers, Communities, Governments, Suppliers and Non-profit Partners

Our sustainability goals build on our heritage of leadership in sustainability and ongoing commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Investment in Clean Technology is Predicted to Grow Dramatically

As the global economy evolves to a low carbon model, investors will look more closely at climate-related risk and opportunity.
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Are Top Indian Companies Interested in Greening the Supply Chain?

The long term objective would be to develop closed loop supply chains. Closed loop supply chains are designed to and managed to explicitly consider the reverse and forward supply chain activities over the entire life cycle of the product.
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Mainstream Financial Markets Will Become a Significant Source of Pressure on Business to Change

The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) for a specific sector; RE100 for a specific issue (renewables); and WBCSD for technologies that span the economy all offer pointers to how to do this but we need to step on considerably to fulfil the potential of COP21.
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The Power of Renewables

Energy management appears to be the most popular means of GHG emissions reduction followed by adoption of renewable energy. IT, Oil & Gas and other industries focus more on energy management.
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Make in India. Responsibly!

A move towards such globally accepted standards of CSR and Sustainability disclosure will help in adding the requisite checks and balances for responsible growth.
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Food Corporations Need to Make Additional Effort to Ensure Their Food Supply Chains Are Traceable

Consumers also need to become more aware. They need to focus on food labelling, take note of expiry period on food items, ensure they are quality conscious of all inputs that go in making of a meal, voice their opinion on products that they have discomfort with.
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Traceability in food supply chains

Consumers also need to become more aware. They need to focus on food labelling, take note of expiry period on food items, ensure they are quality conscious of all inputs that go in making of a meal, voice their opinion on products that they have discomfort with.
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