Sustainability, Trends

Supply chain scale-up in the spotlight: Sweep

Sweep wants companies to see carbon not as a limitation, but rather as a creative force for innovation and positive growth. Therefore, it is helping customers to confront carbon to get their unique climate journey …


Sustainability, Trends

BISCI: Joining forces for circularity

The fact that achieving a circular society is primarily a matter of joining forces was underlined during the event ‘Dare to be circular’. This event, organized by the Brightlands Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (BISCI) …


Sustainability, Trends

Wehkamp to stop offering free returns

Customers of Dutch mail-order company and online retailer Wehkamp will soon have to pay to send back unwanted items as the company attempts to reduce the huge amount of returns it receives. Although Wehkamp is …

Air Up nearshoring

Sustainability, Trends

Air Up moves production to the Netherlands as part of nearshoring strategy

Air Up, a manufacturer of a scent-based flavoured water system revolving around aromatic pods fitted to refillable bottles, has moved production of its pods to the Netherlands. The pods were previously made in China and …


Sustainability, Trends

Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Carbmee

Carbmee was founded in Berlin, Germany, in early 2021 with the goal of helping emissions-intensive industries gain visibility of their emissions and take action to reduce them where it matters most. This has translated into …


Sustainability, Trends

Sustainability leads to strategic discussions

Despite the uncertain economic outlook, sustainability remains high on the corporate agenda. But how do you get the entire company – from senior management to shop floor – to work more sustainably? During the Sustainability …

greening end-to-end supply chains

Sustainability, Trends

Greening end-to-end supply chains is not impossible

Integrating carbon footprint reductions is a realistic objective in many supply chains, without a huge cost increase or lowering the customer service level. However, an end-to-end approach to ‘green’ inbound transportation of both materials and …


Software, Sustainability, Trends

Limited use of technology for ESG reporting

Executives at companies Europe-wide are searching for the best way to implement ESG reporting within their operations. Yet according to a recent survey across several European countries, considerably less than half of all companies use …


Sustainability, Trends

Eurotunnel is a sustainable option for rail transport

Despite Brexit, huge volumes of goods continue to flow between mainland Europe and the UK every day. In terms of export, the Netherlands remains the UK’s third largest trading partner. In 2022, for example, the …

The Seaweed Company

Sustainability, Trends

Willemijn Potjer sets up supply chain for The Seaweed Company: “I have to figure it out myself”

Seaweed is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world. It not only absorbs harmful substances from seawater, such as CO2, it also grows without the use of land, fresh water, fertilisers and pesticides. Moreover, …

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