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New report: Introducing bio-based and sustainable components to long-standing supply chains.

“Procurement teams have the power to create and amplify positive change.”

We’ve been publishing stories about the bio-economy since 2015, and today are delighted to publish our first in a series of reports focussed on the most important issues in the industry today. Our aim is not just to bring you theory and concepts but real-world insights from companies changing the way they do business, for the better.

One of the key challenges to all companies when making changes is that of their supply chain. How do you introduce new ingredients or components without risking the product or endangering commercial results? What are the best tactics for overcoming the advantages, sometimes accrued over many decades, that petro-chemicals have versus their bio-based counterparts? How about senior management, colleagues or even shareholders, that may at best need convincing, at worst are hostile to making changes?

Changing a supply chain isn’t easy and introducing bio-based and sustainable components has a number of requirements. An ideal process would have designed products that are biodegradable and environmentally sustainable, using materials sourced ethically from organisations that follow social and humanitarian practices, manufactured with minimal waste and environment impact, all delivered using logistics optimised to reduce mileage, emissions, and carbon footprint. But it’s not that easy is it?

This report takes a look at the key issues and some of the companies leading in this field. So download today!

• Six key findings on the state of global supply chains.
• A decade of purchasing power brings sustainability up the corporate agenda.
• Sappi aims to boost sustainability supply chain by joining green textile coalition.
• Tate & Lyle teams up with Earthwatch to promote stevia sustainability project.
• WWF unveils blockchain platform to track food sustainability.
• Corona to trial plastic-free pack rings made from plant-based biodegradable fibres.

You may also be interested in reading…

Read: How a unique set of building blocks have created a vibrant and growing bio-economy in Canada.

Read: 5 Minutes With… Tineke Woort from Royal DSM.

Read: Scientists find new method to upcycle plastics into ‘superior’ products.

Visit: World Bio Markets, 1st-3rd April 2019, Amsterdam.


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