Tag: manufacturing

How International Council of Toy Industries polices factories to avoid worker harm | Corporate Knights

Mortally dangerous conditions remain a grim reality for workers at factories around the world. In September 2012, some 300 workers died in a garment factory fire in Pakistan, many because they were trapped behind locked emergency exits. Six months later,…

Can new supply chain approaches prevent another Rana Plaza? | The Guardian

Tougher factory and supply chain standards won’t be enough to prevent disasters like the Bangladesh factory collapse. Can development tactics succeed where conventional approaches have failed? Ideally, tragedy begets reform. That’s the tale we’ve learned from past industrial disasters, including…

How recovering water from fresh potatoes helps a PepsiCo chips factory turn off the taps | Corporate Knights

For PepsiCo, one of the world’s biggest makers of potato chips, the key to producing the crispiest chips possible is all about driving moisture out of raw potatoes. Paradoxically, though, potatoes are made up mostly of water. At a Walkers…

Meet the Change Makers: PUMA’s Sustainable Track Record | OnEarth

The sportswear giant is first out of the starting block with an aggressive effort to track environmental performance PUMA has a long history of winning in dramatic style. At Beijing’s 2008 Olympic Games, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt savored his world record-setting…

Meet the Change Makers: How Verizon is dialing in efficiency | OnEarth

Greening fleets, mining copper cables and tweaking data centers at Verizon Verizon can trace its technological roots back to the 1880s, when Alexander Graham Bell’s invention first relayed voices between Manhattan and Boston. Now, as then, the New York-based company…

Meet the Change Makers: Steering Ford Toward Sustainability | OnEarth

A focus on efficiency helps Ford pull away from the Detroit pack. Executive Sue Cischke explains how. In the long history of U.S. automakers, green strategy and profitability have rarely gone hand in hand –until, that is, Henry Ford’s great-grandson…

Meet the Change Makers: The New Pepsi Challenge | OnEarth

Bringing sustainability to the soda and snack food aisles Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of OnEarth Q&As with business leaders who are transforming their industries. Since the days when Pepsi challenged Coke to a long-running public taste-off, the cola wars have…