Sustainability

By John D. Schulz · August 3, 2017
BMW’s collaboration with South Carolina Ports and Norfolk Southern creates a unique intermodal solution that eliminates truck moves, improves its sustainability efforts and subsequently spurs manufacturing efficiently in a growing region.
By MMH Staff · August 1, 2017
Walmart to expand use of hydrogen fuel cells in its distribution center material handling fleet by $80 million.
By MMH Staff · July 25, 2017
Recognized and referenced by more than 400 codes, rating systems, and procurement policies worldwide, the GREENGUARD Certification requires that products meet some of the world’s most rigorous and comprehensive limits for low emissions of volatile organic compounds into indoor environments.
By MMH Staff · June 28, 2017
Simulation to showcase automated last-mile packaging distribution.
By MMH Staff · June 26, 2017
Corrugated container recovery, increased usage of renewable, carbon-neutral energy and decreased overall use of fossil fuels contribute to 35% reduction of greenhouse gases between 2006 and 2014.
By MMH Staff · June 7, 2017
Education, networking and entertainment options outlined for Pack Expo and co-located Healthcare Packaging Expo.
By Jeff Berman · June 6, 2017
Taking steps to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from its supply chain, retail giant Walmart recently announced it has rolled out an initiative, entitled Project Gigaton, which is geared towards helping the company achieve its goal of eliminating 1 gigaton, or 1 billion tons, of emissions from its supply chain by 2030.
By Jeff Berman · June 2, 2017
To say this is the hot topic of the day would be a vast understatement. But we already knew that. Another thing that is quickly known and observed is that this move has raised a tremendous amount of tension and ire in an already highly-polarizing political environment.
By Jeff Berman · May 31, 2017
With much on the line as it relates to the United States’ role in lowering global carbon emissions, various media reports coming out today are indicating that the U.S. is pulling out of The Paris Agreement by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC).
By MMH Staff · May 24, 2017
Data shared yesterday at the Sustainable Brands 2017 conference by Brambles, CHEP’s parent company, demonstrates the possibilities for zero waste and zero emissions economies.
By Jeff Berman · May 18, 2017
While President Trump and Administration officials have not made their intentions clear in regards to the United States remaining in the Paris Agreement, a large faction of well-known companies have made it very clear they want to remain part of it.
By MMH Staff · May 8, 2017
Modern Materials Handling editors sat down with Andrew Winston, Author and founder of Winston Eco-Strategies. He has 25 years of experience working with executives to understand how managing environmental and social issues creates business value.
By MMH Staff · May 3, 2017
PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network honors consumer packaged goods companies that improved sustainability in production operations.
<p>Monday’s panelists (from left) sustainability author and moderator Andrew Winston,Tamara Barker of UPS, Randolph Bradley of Boeing, and Rick Bingle of REI, listen as Bingle explained some of systems in REI’s latest green DC.</p> By Roberto Michel · April 3, 2017
Led by sustainability advisor and author Andrew Winston, a group of supply chain professionals from companies including UPS and REI shared their tips on greener, more efficient supply chains at Monday morning’s keynote.
By Jeff Berman · March 30, 2017
In light of the news that President Trump has inked an executive order that essentially nixes the climate polices drafted and enacted during the Obama administration, there are a few notable takeaways that seem to resonate from a supply chain perspective.

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