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Creating sustainability in retail stores

Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are helping retailers and their supply chains improve energy management and reduce their environmental impact.

Sustainability is a growing priority in retail and consumer packaged goods (CPG)

Industry leaders, employees, investors—and the partners and consumers who buy the goods—care about sustainability.


of CPG leaders spend more time on sustainability issues today than five years ago1


of millennials prioritize sustainability over pricing2


of recent CPG market growth came from sustainability-marketed products3

Reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption

Drive efficiencies using edge-to-cloud data analytics and data modeling to optimize your operations and supply chain networks.

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Lowering energy consumption

Unilever is using a combination of Microsoft cloud services to generate data-driven insights and optimize processes to reduce energy consumption and waste.

Use sustainable practices to conserve water and reduce waste

Adopt the use of sustainable materials and practices to reduce your environmental impact and optimize logistics.

Boosting production and reducing waste

See how manufacturer Majans uses IoT intelligence to measure quality variables and minimize product and packaging waste.

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Promoting a more sustainable, circular economy

Find out how retailers like H&M and Intermarché are empowering customers to manage their own environmental impact.

Establish responsible value chain practices

Increase transparency and accountability across your supply chain and use data insights to respond to customer demands.

Building resilience in the supply chain

Learn how to adapt your practices and apply a circular supply chain model to save costs, reduce waste and excess inventory, and minimize your environmental impact.

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