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We’re back….with this fortnight’s round-up.

Greening of the supply chain has emerged as a powerful economic engine in today’s $1 trillion global sustainable economy.

 Roger McFadden, Staples Chief Scientist has made a valid observation,
It is no longer enough in today’s supply chain to sell based upon only offering lowest price or fastest delivery. Today’s supply chain is demanding validation and disclosure on a product’s and company’s toxins and environmental footprint.

This time around, we track Coca-Cola’s and DuPont’s commendable best practices as they tread this path. Reducing carbon in supply chains is an effective way to improve business efficiency as well as enhance environmental performance. The feature on Delivering sustainable supply chain presents the research findings. This time we also have a success story of a young Guwahati based entrepreneur who is gearing up to install one million solar light bulbs by the end of 2012, that too cost-effective! In addition to Carbon disclosure ,water footprint, read to find out what’s next in corporate transparency in our post on Get Ready for Forest Footprint Disclosure.

Signing off from Carbon Chronicles desk ,this V- day we extend our infinite words of appreciation to our one and only valentine ….Mother Earth.

Team Carbon Chronicles
Efficient Carbon

Delivering Sustainable Supply Chains
Leading businesses are now focusing on how to make continual, ongoing improvements to their carbon footprint and taking steps to understand the wider impact of their indirect emissions. 

Green Supply Chain: Coca-Cola’s Four Best Practices in Water Management
“Because responsible water management is at the heart of a sustainable future, overcoming today’s water challenges calls for extraordinary action.” 

Get Ready for Forest Footprint Disclosure
Companies all over the world have been working in the last couple of years with the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) to disclose, manage and eventually reduce their carbon footprint and later on their water footprint. Now, another project, the Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD), is working similarly with companies on their impact on forests. 

Guwahati-based entrepreneur’s bright idea to bring solar bulb cost down to Rs 70
Young Guwahati-based entrepreneur Nilotpal Das has designed a new solar lightbulb that costs Rs 70. While the solar lamp and the panel provided by the government costs Rs 2,000, the new design by Das has brought about new possibilities. 

2012: A Breakthrough for Renewable Energy?
Will 2012 be a breakthrough year for renewable, or will it collapse? 

Sustainable Development Guidelines for Central Public Sector Enterprises
A presentation for the CPSEs to give a direction on complying with these guidelines and how to maximise this opportunity to become Sustainability led organisations. 

DuPont’s Six Ways to Achieve Zero Landfill Waste
DuPont’s Building Innovations moving to zero landfill waste was accomplished through committed people working together effectively enabled by Six Sigma process methodologies. 

Carbon Disclosure Raises Stock Prices, Study Finds
Companies that voluntarily issue press releases disclosing their carbon emission information see their stock prices rise significantly in the following days, according to a University of California study 

SMEs engaging employees in carbon reduction
SMEs are in the best position to engage with the sustainability agenda as they have more flexibility than large companies. Improvements tend to happen much quicker due to less bureaucracy and can be communicated more easily than in a large company. 

Top Trends in Data Center Energy Management
The way large enterprises, government agencies and managed service providers analyze and utilize energy in their data centers will undergo some fairly substantial changes over the next five years 

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