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Green supply chains

How to curb CO2 emission in shipping industry?

25th Oct 2009 by Richard Gunawan

The international maritime transport community expects the annual volume of green-house gasses (GHG) emitted by commercial shipping to grow 55% to 1,345 metric tonnes (Mt) by 2020. In 2007, global shipping’s GHG emissions reached 870 Mt — or roughly equivalent to Germany’s production over the same period – but that figure is expected to quadruple [...]

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Credit Crunch Supply Chain Predictions

18th Dec 2008 by Alex Briggs

i2 Technologies has published their economic downturn supply chain predictions:

1. SaaS and other engagement models will dominate in 2009
Software as a service (SaaS) and other engagement models will dominate the market in 2009 as companies seek to focus technology budgets on gaining a competitive advantage quickly without additional infrastructure. Outcome-based service engagements will be encoded into contracts in 2009 utilizing a managed business process services approach.
2. Risk becomes real and so does risk management

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German Corporate Partnership sets out to answer, “What does sustainable production actually mean?”

8th Dec 2008 by Alex Briggs

This Food and Drink Europe article talks about the new set of criteria and standards for sustainable fruit and veg production that BASF Corporation is developing for German supermarket chain Rewe. Named Crop Protection, the new standards aim to give sustainability assurances throughout the food chain, right through to consumers.

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Ethical Supply Chain Video Podcast Series, Episode 3, Hewlett-Packard Interview

5th Dec 2008 by Alex Briggs

Episode 3 of the www.businessassurance.com Ethical Supply Chain Video Podcast series features Hewlett-Packard’s Karl Daumueller, Program Manager, SC SER Lead Auditor, Global Procurement Services. This interview was conducted at the Ethical Supply Chain Summit, Berlin Germany, October 16, 2008.
The video can also be found here .

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Climate Change Summit 2009

Event: 17th Feb 2009 – 18th Feb 2009

Now in its 3rd year, this is the only gathering for corporate responsibility and environmental professionals that offers practical guide to effective environmental strategies that help grow and strengthen businesses in the uncertain times ahead.

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Green supply chain, shouldn’t everybody have one?

3rd Dec 2008

A recent article on Manufacturing & Logistics IT website talks about the rapidly rising energy costs and environmental concerns have driven ‘green’ issues ever higher on the business agenda.

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PAS 2050 Specification

17th Nov 2008

This Publicly Available Specification (PAS) has been prepared by BSI to specify requirements for assessing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of goods and services. The development of this PAS was co-sponsored by the Carbon Trust and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). What is PAS 2050? PAS 2050 provides a [...]

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PAS 2050 – Code of Good Practice for product GHG emissions and reduction claims

13th Nov 2008

PAS 2050 – Code of Good Practice for product GHG emissions and reduction claims The Code of Good Practice for product greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reduction claims has been developed by the Carbon Trust and Energy Saving Trust to promote the reduction of product life cycle GHG emissions.

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Guide to PAS 2050 – How to assess the carbon footprint of goods and services

13th Nov 2008

Guide to PAS 2050 – How to assess the carbon footprint of goods and services While PAS 2050 provides a standard method for assessing a product carbon footprint, this guide, ‘Guide to PAS 2050′, will help businesses to implement the standard by offering specific and practical guidance.

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TNT cites ISO 14001 as key to Environmental Performance

12th Nov 2008 by Alex Briggs

TNT cites ISO 14001 as key to Environmental Performance TNT UK/Ireland and their use of ISO 14001 as the key to their overall environmental strategy was the focus of a Sustainable Business Magazine article in the October edition.
TNT uses management systems to underpin their business, currently holding four certifications in the UK/Ireland: ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems), ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System) and Investors in People. TNT has reported significant competitive advantage from the achievement of verifiable environmental performance.

Neil Griffiths, director of health, safety and environment at TNT Express Services says: “In terms of business assurance, this is not just a tick in the box.”

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