It wasn't all horrible, really.
In the final episode of the year, sustainability legends light up 2018, the insurance impact of climate change and the trends that will power renewables.
They and other retailers still lag on transparency, but there are meaningful signs of change chronicled in the latest Mind the Store report.
Hospitals and other providers are taking the pulse of medical supplies, concerned with the vulnerability of their youngest patients.
Young companies redesign products or processes beyond what most suppliers are willing to do.
Startup Solugen wants to clean up the manufacturing process for the bathroom staple, which also offers a host of industrial uses.
The new regulation goes farther than a New York disclosure mandate signed in early 2017.
EDF details the giant retailer's new goal of reducing its chemical footprint by 10 percent by 2022.
This 'safety by design' approach took seven years and millions of dollars.
Big companies are breaking new ground by measuring and reporting their chemical footprints. What steps can your business take?