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Nike’s water footprint across the supply chain and reduction efforts

Nike’s Materials Sustainability Index discussion (http://www.nikeresponsibility.com/report/content/chapter/water) focuses on the 217 billion gallons of water consumed across its supply chain, with 7% generated by raw material production and cotton accounting for 87% of that use. A focus on reducing the absolute … Continue reading

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Liking Cotton Price Increases to Consumer Goods Sales Growth in Pakistan

An article in bloombergbusinessweek (Oct 17,2011) describes a global cotton driven supply chain. The rising cotton prices worldwide, doubling the past year, has increased spending capacity amongĀ  Pakistan’s farmers. But the biggest beneficiaries are global consumer goods manufacturers Unilever and … Continue reading

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