JULY 2016  

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Kroger Announces Partnership with TSC to Assess Key Commodities


Kroger announced earlier this month their partnership with TSC to assess key commodities using our commodity mapping tool. High-impact commodity review is a new goal from Kroger to increase responsible sourcing as a part of their 2020 Goals.
Read more about Kroger's 2020 Goals at the link below.

New Report: The Electronic Recycling Landscape Report Release

TSC and the NCER, along with the Closed Loop Foundation released the Electronics Recycling Landscape Report.  U.S. consumers are estimated to have purchased more than 1 billion devices in 2015 with over 3.8 billion devices in use or storied in households. Every year, new electronic cycles increase, leaving both a large amount of consumer electronics needing to be recycled and an exciting opportunity to enable electronic material reuse and materials recovery.  Read more and download the report at the link below.

Additionally from the Closed Loop Foundation:

The Closed Loop Foundation is launching a   Food Waste Innovation & Solution Search   that  will provide seed capital through grants and Program-Related Investment (PRI) loans to support companies and projects that have the potential to unlock food waste diversion and reduction at scale.  The Solutions Search is open to submissions of all types of solutions to the food waste challenge, from field to end of life. 
Proposals Due August 12, 2016. We anticipate announcing the awardees in November 2016.  The grants and loans will be between $25K - $50K.   

Learn more and download the RFP.
Sustainable Brands | TSC Impact Report: Greening Global Supply Chains

TSC chief executive office, Sheila Bonini, took part in a dynamic Tuesday afternoon session at the recent Sustainable Brands '16 conference in San Diego. The panel included Laura Phillips, SVP for Global Sustainability for Walmart; Jonathan Atwood, VP of Sustainable Living and Corporate Communication, Unilever North America; Roian Atwood, Director of Sustainability for Wrangler/VF Imagewear; and Ben Packard, Managing Director of Corporate Engagement for The Nature Conservancy.  The panel discussed TSC's recent impact report and our approach as a driver for growth and a lever for change.

Call for Topics: TSC Innovations Webinar Series

TSC is the arena where sustainability leaders work together across all sectors of the consumer goods industry, often resulting in innovation. We are excited to offer members a chance to participate and attend the Innovations Webinar Series. This series will provide an opportunity for members to present various topics related to innovations they have developed related to TSC hotspots or work. Members can take part in a front row opportunity to learn about innovations from one another. From textiles to renewable energy, you'll hear the latest innovations at the TSC table!
If you are a TSC member and have an innovation in sustainable supply chain within your organization that you'd like to share, please submit ideas to  Carolyn Baltz for consideration by August 1, 2016.

Register for TSC Service Provider Training 
July 27-28, 2016 | Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Join TSC staff experts for the first ever training for advisory, verification, and training service providers interested in working with TSC Tools. Learn how to use TSC tools and services to enhance your services to the consumer goods industry. Topics include TSC research methodology, metric design, data collection, and business integration.

Space is limited. Sign up now! If you are interested in participating, click here to register. You will be notified when your participation is confirmed and be provided with payment information.

Member: $195
Non-member: $895 (Includes Product Sustainability Toolkit License - $699)

TSC Confab: To the Future and Beyond! 

TSC staff from all over the world gathered in Fayetteville, Arkansas June 28-29th to talk about current and upcoming projects, member engagement, and our new communications plan.

TSC staff gathers a few times a year to collaborate in-person and to plan upcoming projects at our Fayetteville and Tempe offices and during our annual Summit.
TSC Member Spotlight: Novozymes

Novozymes participates with DONG Energy in the world's first full-scale bio plant project. 

Novozymes will deliver enymes cabable of handling about 120,000 tones of household waste per year. That is the equivilent of waste from almost 110,000 UK homes.

The enyzmes provided by Novozymes will help convert household waste into green energy and recyclable material. 

For more information visit the Novozymes news page.
Taking the Impact Report On Tour! 
TSC is on the road taking our impact report and our call for collective action on the road. We will be visiting members in cities across the U.S., holding webinars for all domestic and international members and will be speaking at sustainability-related conferences throughout the year.

Keep an eye out on our social media feeds, on TSC events listed below, and on our website for updates on where our staff will be next.

Follow us on twitter @TSC_news. Use #TSCImpact to join the conversation.
Commit to Business Leadership on Climate
We Mean Business and CDP (a TSC Member) are offering companies a platform to act and be recognized for leadership on climate action in the lead-up to the December UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. Companies are invited to commit to any (or all) of 6 initiatives from science-based emissions reductions targets to sourcing 100% renewable electricity. 

TSC members are among the more than 125 companies that have made commitments, including: Colgate-Palmolive Company, Kellogg Company, L'OrĂ©al, Marks & Spencer Group plc, Mars, Novozymes A/S, SAP AG and Unilever plc. 

For more information, visit: wemeanbusinesscoalition.org or www.cdp.net/roadtoparis

TSC Staff On The Road!






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