Latest news and insight on how logistics, transportation, port, and supply chain organizations are implementing sustainable practices in an effort to become better stewards of the environment.

Climate change situation remains elusive on the supply chain and logistics front

Posted 11/30 · 09:55 AM · LM Editorial
Even though the calendar says it is November 30, this atypical balmy weather in the Northeast is making me feel it is more like May 30. And given this unusual, but welcome, climate, it seems appropriate that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) is convening this week in Durban, South Africa to discuss a global response to climate change.

International Association of Port and Harbors works with Port of LA on “incentive” program

Posted 11/22 · 05:42 PM · SCMR Editorial
The Port of Los Angeles and the International Association of Ports and Harbors plan to develop incentive program strategies to participate in the Environmental Ship Index Program starting next year.

Crown forklift user survey finds sustainability, efficiency key concerns as fleets expand

Posted 11/15 · 02:27 PM · MMH Editorial
Crown Equipment released today results of its proprietary Forklift User Survey. The survey, which was conducted in late summer, represents feedback from approximately 600 forklift users involved in the purchase of lifts trucks in the material handling industry on issues ranging from fleet size to technology use.

Reusable Packaging Association Hosting Education Conference at Modex 2012

Posted 11/15 · 02:23 PM · MMH Editorial
As part of its ongoing effort to build stronger working relationships with other key industry associations, the Reusable Packaging Association will host a Reusables Conference at the new MODEX show in Atlanta, GA, February 6 – 8, 2012.

Sustainability remains high with global supply chain leaders

Posted 11/03 · 10:13 AM · SCMR Editorial
According to new research released at the Business for Social Responsibility Conference, more than eight in 10 respondents (84 percent) are optimistic that global businesses will embrace CSR/sustainability as part of their core strategies and operations in the next five years

CPA approves IPS testing experts for Corrugated Recyclability Protocol

Posted 11/02 · 08:43 PM · MMH Editorial
The Corrugated Packaging Alliance protocol technical team has approved IPS Testing Experts to perform the testing protocol outlined in the Voluntary Standard for Repulping and Recycling Corrugated Fiberboard.

Sustainability: Green trends growing in materials handling

Posted 11/01 · 10:55 PM · MMH Editorial
Going green isn’t going away: It’s a permanent and increasingly important part of the global business landscape—and that includes materials handling.

Sustainability is Free - The Case for Doing the Right Thing

Posted 11/01 · 02:35 PM · SCMR Editorial
More and more companies now recognize that creating a sustainable supply chain is more than just the right thing to do—it's a requisite to business success. Sustainability today resembles the quality movement of three decades ago. As with quality, there was initial resistance to "going green." But it soon became apparent that the benefits were far too great to ignore.

Energy-sipping fans help manage temperature extremes for distributor

Posted 10/22 · 11:54 AM · MMH Editorial
Beverage company sees energy savings, improved safety and worker comfort.

Green logistics: What’s the state of the sustainable supply chain?

Posted 10/21 · 08:36 AM · LM Editorial
In a tough economy, the 3PL market has stayed committed to sustainability.

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