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Pure Strategies

Pure Strategies is an environmental consulting firm offering a variety of services to consumer product companies, B2B manufacturers, retailers, non-profit organizations and government agencies. With expertise in sustainability strategy, product stewardship in the supply chain, chemical hazards assessment, safer materials guidance, life cycle analysis, and CSR reporting, Pure Strategies operates nationally and is headquartered in Massachusetts, with a second office close to Washington, DC.

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News & Views
Oct 2017

Sustainable chemical management is a critical component of a healthy and circular future. In its second annual report, the Chemical Footprint...

News & Views
Jul 2017

Pallets, ubiquitous throughout our economy, have been an early example of the potential for a circular product system, with reusable, pooled pallets reducing waste in logistics. For decades, wood has been the dominant pooled...

Library
Jun 2017

Private label products are increasingly shifting from shelf-equivalent to differentiated as retailers seek to carve out greater customer loyalty and profit from their store brand strategy. This session reviewed the trends and business case for integrating sustainability into private brand strategy. Session leader Pure Strategies reviewed...

News & Views
Mar 2017

New research from sustainability consulting firm Pure Strategies reveals growth in corporate spending in...

News & Views
Dec 2016

According to a new Pure Strategies study, several billion was earned in 2015 from the sustainability efforts of 153 survey respondents, signaling a new way of defining sources of business value. Taking inspiration from sustainability’s positive performance, companies...

News & Views
Oct 2016

Nestlé and Unilever are helping set the standard for sustainable agriculture, according to a survey of over 150 global sustainability heads conducted by Pure Strategies. The...

News & Views
Jul 2016

Is your business embracing the disruptive forces of a low-carbon world as Ford and Ben & Jerry’s are? Over the next 10 years, climate change will drive industrial disruption at rates that previously seemed unimaginable. In response, policy...

News & Views
Jun 2016

Chemicals have a huge impact on our health and environment. Over 3,000 chemicals come onto commerce each year and only a small percentage of those chemicals are ever tested for health impacts. Fortunately, some organizations are undertaking the big, important task of understanding their own and others’ chemical footprints through the ...

News & Views
Mar 2016

Advances in renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy storage are pushing us toward a more sustainable, low-carbon future, but an outright energy revolution is being held back by the fact that the market prices of coal, oil and gas include almost none of the costs of carbon pollution.

At the national level, putting a price on carbon...

Library
Oct 2015

This Pure Strategies report will help those in the food and beverage industry learn:

  • How to maximize business value to keep pace with competitors' progress in product sustainability;
  • Steps for building strong corporate alignment and bringing product sustainability into the core of the business; and
  • Where companies in...
News & Views
Oct 2015

Food production dominates fresh water use and is a primary driving force for soil and biodiversity loss – and food demand is on the rise. The good news is that while faced with such challenges and often considered to be lagging on...

News & Views
Sep 2015

Those of us in the field may share a deep-seated belief that sustainability efforts across the product value chain pay clear dividends — but it’s nice to have proof.

Nearly all firms state that they have achieved business...

News & Views
Jun 2015

My recent meeting with the Boy Scouts of America and their suppliers radically shifted my view of what the Scouts are about. My impression of the Boy Scouts was stuck in my experience as a Scout back in the ‘70s. As a middle schooler, I joined the...

News & Views
Jun 2015

Next Wednesday, June 17, U.S. businesses representing more than $50 billion in investment and purchasing power will require that their vendors, suppliers, and builders use a new assessment tool that measures usage of harmful chemicals in their products and production processes.

The ...

News & Views
Jun 2015

Talk about big players making big changes; CVS Health’s SVP of CSR and Philanthropy, Eileen Howard Boone; BASF’s Sustainability Manager, Denise Peterson; and Panera Bread...