Wrangler Digs into Science for Sustainable Cotton Sourcing: Q&A with Roian Atwood

Most sustainable cotton management frameworks just skim the surface. The leaders at Wrangler wanted to dig deeper. The American denim brand sought to understand the actual effects of cotton farming on the environment. “Even the organizations that are trying to do something meaningful find themselves tripped up. If you highlight a ‘sustainable’ cotton, that means…

UNGC Türkiye Ağı 7. Genel Kurul Toplantısı’na gözlemci olarak katıldık…

S.E.Ç. Sürdürülebilirlik Danışmanlığı olarak UNGC Türkiye Ağı‘nın 6 Mayıs 2019 tarihinde Zorlu PSM‘de gerçekleştirilen 7. Genel Kurul Toplantısı’na katıldık. Genel kurul izlenimlerimiz sonucunda; “Sürdürülebilirlik” ve “Sürdürülebilir Kalkınma” vizyonunun -orta vadede- iş dünyasına denge sağlamak için çok daha belirleyici roller yükleneceği ve üssel bir artışla kurumsal olarak yaygınlaşacağını düşünüyoruz. Organizasyonu gerçekleştiren UNGC Türkiye Ağı sekreteryasına misafirperverliği için…

The drive to embed ‘planetary health’ impacts within corporate sustainability strategy

In 2015, the Rockefeller Foundation-Lancet Commission coined the term “planetary health” to focus on interactions between environmental and human health. Since then, groups such as the Lancet, The Planetary Health Alliance and the U.N. Health and Environmental Linkages Initiativehave given growing attention to the influence of environmental conditions on human health. Most recently, the United Nations Environment Program published…

Levi Strauss & Co. Introduces Denim Recycling for Consumers

Levi Strauss & Co. launched a new North American denim recycling initiative today in partnership with Cotton Incorporated’s Blue Jeans Go Green program. Consumers can bring dry, clean denim clothing from any brand, in any condition, to dedicated bins at Levi’s stores in the United States and Canada. These denim jeans, tops, and jackets will…

Wrangler Sources 100% Local Traceable Cotton for New Denim Collection

Wrangler introduced a new denim collection today made with sustainably grown, traceable cotton from five US states. The Rooted Collection helps move the brand toward its goal of reaching 100% sustainable cotton by 2025. Each piece in the limited collection of five state-specific jeans was grown, milled, cut, and sewn in the United States, Wrangler…

Private firms have ‘critical role’ in sustainable development

​ GRI challenges governments and companies to work closer together on SDG reporting. Amsterdam, 3 April 2019 – GRI chairman Eric Hespenheide has called for greater cooperation between businesses and governments to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Following the GRI Board of Directors holding their bi-annual meeting in India, GRI today (3 April) partnered with the Bombay Stock Exchange to hold a special dialogue event in Mumbai entitled…

Mastering the long haul of sustainability

Pursuing the meaningful but long-term work in the sustainability field can be a difficult journey. Grit — perseverance and passion — can help us push through adversity, but grit alone isn’t nearly enough to master sustainability’s long haul. Here’s some good news: Even if grit is not your greatest strength, you still can apply a variety of…

Is this the end of corporate social responsibility (CSR)?

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) doesn’t cut it any more. In fact, leader companies are putting distance between themselves and this approach. They don’t find it to be relevant to their growth or business models. The Canadian government was interested in understanding future trends in CSR and commissioned a study to explore this topic. The most dramatic conclusion…