Posts made in September, 2012

Navigating the waters of supply chain sustainability

Katharine Earley summarises some of the key water challenges raised by supply chain professionals at 2degrees Live, with a focus on tea and cotton. 2degrees Live united nearly 200 sustainability professionals in London this month to discuss best practice in driving efficiency across the supply chain. The event focused on the pressing issues of water, energy and waste, and took the form of a series of dynamic presentations and case studies from companies including Coca-Cola Enterprises, GlaxoSmithKline and Unilever, combined with practical, interactive discussion groups. With demand for water...

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Food miles: Re-opening a seasoned debate

The perceived wisdom that importing food creates significant CO2 emissions – while sourcing local and seasonal food is more environmentally sustainable – is currently undergoing scrutiny at many levels. Katharine Earley explores the key issues at the heart of the longstanding ‘food miles’ debate. This post includes commentary from Mark Holmes, principal sustainability consultant at ADAS, and local food experts Peter Lefort of Community Action Groups and Julian Cottee of Oxford-based social food enterprise Cultivate. I read recently that just 2-3% of the global carbon...

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