Supply Chain Management

 
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New Friends in Fashion: Nike + DyeCoo = ColorDry

Early December 2013, Nike celebrated the opening of a waterfree dyeing facility featuring high-tech equipment to eliminate the use of water and process chemicals from fabric dyeing at its Taiwanese contract manufacturer Far Eastern New Century Corp. Nike has named this sustainable innovation “ColorDry” to highlight the environmental benefits and unprecedented coloring achieved with the technology.
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How to Build Strategic Partnerships in the Value Chain

Responsible purchasing is an increasingly important part of supply chain management. Suppliers are analyzed on different environmental and social aspects, for example on labor conditions or the prevention of hazardous waste. By acting upon the results and making strategic partnerships within the value chain, companies can realize social, environmental, and even monetary benefits.
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Three Things You Need to Know about GRI G4

For numerous sustainability experts around the globe, the main event of the year 2013 was the global GRI conference, held in May in Amsterdam. At the GRI conference the new and long anticipated G4 sustainability reporting standard was introduced and discussed. So what are the key take-aways of this new standard?
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Hosted by Finch & Beak & PRé Sustainability

Masterclass "Jump-starting the Circular Economy"

On 18 February 2016, Finch & Beak & PRé Sustainability team up to host a Masterclass aimed at discovering how to transform the circular economy into a mainstream practice for sustainable innovation.
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Foldable Containers: a Revolutionary Logistics Innovation

As a spinoff from the Delft University of Technology, the company Holland Container Innovations (HCI) was a 2008 start-up to market the existing idea for a foldable container. The concept of the foldable container is easy to understand. Normally empty containers are transported over land and sea, as well stored and handled. When a container is folded its volume contains 25% of its original size and therefore the folded containers are much cheaper to reposition.
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Winning the Game of Making Waterless Dyeing Mainstream

With the prediction that the global apparel business is to generate double digit growth between 2014 and 2020, substantial societal pressures are mounting on the way clothing retailers manufacture their garments. At current, the global textile industry is responsible for 10 percent of global CO2 emissions, and 25 percent of the world's pesticides is used for growing cotton.
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Sustainable Brand Focus: Nike

Founded in 1962 as Blue Ribbon Sports, Nike conquered the world with running shoes imported from Japan. Over the years, Nike’s product line further increased, leading to a total revenue of US $ 19,014 billion in 2010.
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McDonald's Ambitious Targets for 2020

Although McDonald’s is not typically perceived as one of the frontrunners in sustainability, it has built up a sound track record recognized by leading benchmarks such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Great Place to Work, and Fortune. Over the past few years, the company has been working on a global sustainability framework and collaborated with stakeholders to define goals for the year 2020. Where is the company on its sustainability journey and how is McDonald’s collaborating with locally operating companies?
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MADE-BY: fashion is not for followers

The fashion industry embraces CSR. On the occasion of MADE-BY’s 5th anniversary Finch & Beak, together with GfK Panel Services, Solidaridad and MADE-BY presents a 10-minute guide with an outlook to the fashion industry of 2015.
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Exclusive Master Class IMD Lausanne

A sustainable supply chain incorporates many benefits for companies. To provide answers on how this can be relevant to your business, IMD in Lausanne is organizing a master class on embedding sustainable sourcing strategies.
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