May 17, 2020

Apple named China's greenest supply chain

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James Henderson
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Apple has been named as China's greenest supply chain
Apple has been named as China’s greenest supply chain, followed by fellow tech giant Dell, and apparel specialist Levi’s.

The ranking comes from en...

Apple has been named as China’s greenest supply chain, followed by fellow tech giant Dell, and apparel specialist Levi’s.

The ranking comes from environmentally-focused Chinese NGO the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE), which reports on efforts in reducing the environmental impact of our supply chain in China.

It has released findings from its index rating the performance of around 250 brands across 14 industries in terms of how they manage environmental performance in their supply chain in China.

The index takes into account a number of factors, including ‘Responsiveness and Transparency’, ‘Compliance and Corrective Actions’, and ‘Energy Conservation and Emissions Reduction’.

In its score out of 100, Apple received a leading result of 82.5, with Dell receiving a score of 81.

Levi’s was the highest rated company from the textiles industry, receiving a score of 76.5.

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In a statement, Levi’s said it was: “Laser-focused on increasing transparency and environmental management performance throughout our entire supply chain.

“That approach has paid off – we’re proud to share that we achieved the top ranking in the textile industry from the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE) for our efforts in reducing the environmental impact of our supply chain in China.”

Its Managing Director of Greater China, Nic Versloot, commented: “It is a great honour to receive the top ranking in the textile industry from IPE this year. The consistent progress the company has made over these past three years is a testament to the great work of our sustainability team.

“We remain committed to the goal of becoming the most sustainable apparel company in China.”

The top 10 green supply chains in China in full were:

  • Apple
  • Dell
  • Levi’s
  • Esquel Group    
  • Adidas
  • M&S
  • Foxconn
  • Gap
  • Samsung
  • Puma

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Jul 25, 2021

People Moves: Kuehne+Nagel, Asuccini, Algo

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Logistics
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Stay up to date on the latest supply chain executive moves and promotions, including Kuehne+Nagel, Algo, and Asuccini LLC

Peer Gjeow Rasmussen

Kuehne+Nagel


Was: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel India
Now: Managing Director, Kuehne+Nagel Singapore and Malaysia 

Skilled in freight forwarding, logistics management, and international logistics, Peer Gjeow Rasmussen has worked for almost two decades to make Kuehne+Nagel a global leader in supply chain. With experience in Thailand, China, Denmark, the USA, and India, Rasmussen is poised to excel in the company’s diverse Singapore and Malaysia divisions. Said Jens Drewes, President of Kuehne+Nagel Asia-Pacific: "Peer’s proven leadership will ensure continued strategic growth and success." 

 

Heidi Turk

Algo


Was: SVP Supply Chain, NBC Universal
Now: Chief Customer Success Officer, Algo


Heidi Turk has been named Chief Customer Success Officer at Algo, a leading supply chain intelligence SaaS solutions provider. Prior to joining Algo, Turk spent the 23 years with NBC Universal, most recently as SVP Supply Chain.

Amjad Hussain, Chairman, founder and CEO, said: “Heidi’s deep knowledge of hard-goods manufacturing, distribution and retail channel operations will take Algo's white-glove, customer-centric service and support to the next level."


Jim Vrtis

Asuccini 


Now: Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Asuccini

Jim Vrtis has been elected to the board of directors at Asuccini LLC, the leading international logistics transportation management software company. Vrtis will join as the Vice Chairman, and continue his role as CEO at Artemis ABA Inc. 

Vrtis has more than 20 years of industry experience working in transportation and logistics. Ashkan Shamili, Founder & CEO, said: “With the addition of Jim to our Board, we are committed to providing our customers with an innovative customised transportation management system built in the Salesforce cloud and tailored to the way our customers run their business.”

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