Tuesday 25th Sep 2018 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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Chill wind for food supply chain

British prime minister David Cameron earned plaudits from his own political party for the way that he ducked out of plans for a new European treaty to strengthen the Euro last week

First B747-8 freighter for Cathay

Cathay Pacific Airways has taken delivery of its first Boeing 747-8 Freighter – making it the second freight operator worldwide to take delivery of Boeing's newest freighter

Dangerous to ignore it

Supply chain collaboration has long been talked about as the next big thing, yet more often that not it remains a boardroom discussion rather than an operational reality. But as companies begin to plateau after the recession, could now be the time for col

Multinationals to drop dirty suppliers

Half of multinationals will select future suppliers based upon carbon performance, and 56 per cent intend to deselect suppliers with a poor record on carbon, according to a new report by the Carbon Trust Advisory

IATA chief hits out at EU emission trading plans

IATA chief Tony Tyler has called on the EU to abandon its plan to include aviation in its emissions trading scheme arguing that airlines needed to be part of a global scheme rather than a regional one

TIACA calls on EU to postpone emissions trading scheme

The European Union should suspend implementation of its Emissions Trading Scheme for aviation and to instead pursue a global agreement of aviation carbon emissions through the International Civil Aviation Organisation, according to The International Air C

Bunker levy is “passing the buck”

The British Shippers Council, a democratic arm of the FTA, has lambasted proposals to impose a bunker levy on shippers to fund environmental compensation schemes, saying it would simply pass on shipping carbon costs rather than actually reducing emissions

Tesco selects sustainability consultants

Tesco has selected 2degrees, an online community of sustainability professionals, to help it reduce its supply chain carbon footprint by 30 per cent by 2020.

Global Shippers’ Forum opposes levy

The Global Shippers’ Forum is opposing plans put forward by the International Chamber of Shipping to impose a bunker levy in order to fund an environmental compensation scheme to meet shippers’ climate change responsibilities

Adapting to a shifting landscape

Are supply chains changing shape? The landscape of risk affecting decisions on sourcing and procurement is shifting, making access to supplier information all the more important. By Nick Allen.

Can you handle Tesco’s carbon cuts?

Transport and logistics is the only sector in Europe in which greenhouse gas emissions are significantly increasing instead of decreasing, according to PE International, a German consultancy specialising in sustainability.

Supply chain data tool

GS1 UK, the not-for-profit supply chain standards firm has launched a data management service, TrueSource, for retailers and brand owners to ensure product data is accurate, and standardised across supply chains, stores and online

DP World installs carbon reporting tool

Port operator DP World is rolling out a carbon management and reduction system from Greenstone Carbon Management and The Carbon Neutral Company.

Sustainability the new competitive weapon

Last year a report by Accenture, The sustainable supply chain, argued that organisations that take the lead in developing innovative supply chain strategies and then proactively embed sustainability within their operations will most likely stay ahead

Carbon focus makes an impact

It's interesting to see how corporate attention to environmental matters can have a very real impact on the way companies drive efficiency in their supply chains.

Sustainability will transform logistics business model

The logistics industry will be transformed by the pursuit of sustainability – not just in terms of the technologies being used but in terms of the business model, a study by Deutsche Post DHL concludes

Aggressive action needed to cut transport emissions

AEA, a climate change consultancy, has told the European Commission that it will take ambitious and aggressive measures to achieve a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from transport

M&S opens giant Bradford distribution centre

Marks & Spencer has officially opened its 1.1 million sq ft distribution centre at Bradford - the first of four huge sites that are planned to replace the existing network or more than 100 warehouses.

Car maker looking to rail and water

There can be few more stark examples of how environmental concerns are affecting supply chains than Ford's "Blueprint for sustainability" released last month. This set out the steps it is taking to reduce its carbon footprint.

Approval for Achilles carbon scheme

Achilles, which monitors and evaluates suppliers on behalf of major organisations, has got government backing for its carbonReduction programme.

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