CDP: Corporate demand for supplier transparency increased eight-fold since 2008
More than 110 of the world's largest companies are now requesting sustainability data from their suppliers, up from just 14 in 2008, new research from the CDP has found.
Meet the Sustainability Leader: Sustainable Business of the Year - BaxterStorey
With the entry deadline for edie's revamped 2019 Sustainability Leaders Awards extended until 21 September, this feature series will showcase the achievements of the 2018 winners, revealing their secrets to success. Up next: our 2018 Sustainability Business of the Year winners: BaxterStorey.
Sustainable Business Covered podcast: How to build a sustainable supply chain
Episode 47 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast sees edie interview speakers at the Sustainable Supply Chains conference, to explore how corporates are future-proofing supply chains to boost resiliency against global megatrends.
If you think sustainable procurement costs more – you’re doing it wrong
Failure to observe a simple economic principle is at the heart of the myth that sustainable procurement costs more. It shouldn't. But bad procurement will cost you more.
CityTrees and electric bin lorries: the best green innovations for Clean Air Day
To mark Clean Air Day (21 June), edie has rounded up some of the ground-breaking innovations being explored by companies across the globe as we look to tackle the dangers of air pollution.
Supply chain roundtable: Going 'beyond audit' to drive sustainability action
Sustainability and procurement professionals from some of the world's largest businesses recently came together for an exclusive roundtable hosted by edie and DNV GL to discuss the strategic steps required to take supply chain sustainability onto the next level.
In practice: Bloomberg designs world's highest BREEAM-rated office building
Bloomberg's new European headquarters in London has achieved the highest BREEAM design-stage score by a major office development, making it one of the world's most sustainable office building.
Top brands doing 'little or nothing' about sustainable cotton
Major brands such as Next and Ralph Lauren are failing to make sufficient progress on sourcing sustainable cotton, according to the findings of a new report.
EXCLUSIVE: edie Explains guide to greening your office published
From cutting carbon, reducing costs and boosting staff wellbeing, the arguments for greening your office are compelling, but where do you start, and how do you create a genuinely sustainable working environment in your business?
BRE launches guidelines to combat modern slavery in the construction sector
A new eight-step guidance plan has been launched to help companies in the property and construction sectors become "best in class" in combatting global human rights abuses across value chains.
First ISO 20400 sustainable procurement assessment issued in the UK public sector
A purchasing consortium for higher education facilities in London has become the first in the global education sector to be assessed to the ISO 20400 standard for sustainable procurement, in what's believed to be the first such assessment in the UK public sector.
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Balfour Beatty 'leading the way' on ISO 20400 sustainable procurement standard
UK construction contractor Balfour Beatty has become the first company globally to be assessed to the ISO 20400 standard for sustainable procurement, which was formally published last month.
Experts share top tips to achieve supply chain sustainability
Representatives from the likes of BT, Land Securities and William Jackson Food Group have contributed to the latest instalment of edie's practical guides, which focuses on driving sustainability improvements within your supply chain.
ISO 20400: New standard launched to support sustainable procurement
Organisations looking to integrate sustainability into procurement processes can now adopt the world's first international standard for sustainable procurement, which aims to increase supply chain transparency.
The end of the beginning: ISO 20400 is launched!
"Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning" Winston Churchill