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Palm Oil Innovation Group Presents Leading Labour Practices to Uphold Workers’ Rights | Palm Oil Innovation Group

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CPG Giants, NGOs, Traders Agree on Unifying Definition of 'No Deforestation' Palm Oil | Sustainable Brands

CPG Giants, NGOs, Traders Agree on Unifying Definition of 'No Deforestation' Palm Oil | Sustainable Brands | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
After a year of intensive work, the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok today that they have reached agreement on a single, coherent set of rules for implementation of companies’ commitments to “no deforestation” in their palm oil operations and supply chains. The members of the Group – which includes palm oil traders, consumer packaged goods companies and NGOs – worked together to develop recommendations that provide a roadmap forward for addressing the issues that remain in an integrated and collaborative way.
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Unpacking the French Bill on Corporate Due Diligence: a presentation at the International Business and Human Rights Conference in Sevilla | Rights as Usual

Unpacking the French Bill on Corporate Due Diligence: a presentation at the International Business and Human Rights Conference in Sevilla | Rights as Usual | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
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KnowTheChain: Ranking of 20 food & beverage companies on efforts to address forced labour in the supply chain | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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EU activist gets 3-year Thai jail sentence for exposing labour abuses

EU activist gets 3-year Thai jail sentence for exposing labour abuses | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
A British lawyer who helped expose labour abuses in Thailand’s fruit factories has been handed a three-year suspended jail sentence.
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Bangladesh factory owner sued as death toll rises | News | DW.COM | 12.09.2016

Bangladesh factory owner sued as death toll rises | News | DW.COM | 12.09.2016 | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
More than 30 workers have died after an explosion and fire engulfed a factory that produces packing for brands like Nestle. The father of one of the victims has filed suit against the building owner for manslaughter.
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How BASF, Henkel Are Supporting Smallholders to Secure Supply of Sustainable Palm Oil | Sustainable Brands

How BASF, Henkel Are Supporting Smallholders to Secure Supply of Sustainable Palm Oil | Sustainable Brands | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
Small farms produce roughly 40 percent of the world’s palm and palm kernel oil; an important question for the oil-producing countries is how to increase the yields from the land already under cultivation. This is why chemical giants Henkel and BASF – both of which use palm oil in a variety of their cosmetic and home care products – are collaborating with the development organization Solidaridad to support a project in Indonesia and advocate for smallholders and local initiatives.
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SABMiller: Developing Supply Chains That Foster Security, Development of the African Workforce | Sustainable Brands

SABMiller: Developing Supply Chains That Foster Security, Development of the African Workforce | Sustainable Brands | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
SABMiller Procurement is embarking on a journey to build capacity and competency within our African supply base to meet and continuously improve human rights practices within their operations. This project will require us to balance long-term ideals with short-term financial requirements. It is also testing our commitment to true change as we realise that uncovering human rights infringements in our supply chains will compel us to act.
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U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report: How does your country fare?

U.S. Trafficking in Persons Report: How does your country fare? | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
Myanmar, Sudan and Haiti are currently among the worst offenders for human trafficking, according to a new report published by the U.S. State Department.
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A Busy Week for Palm Oil Sustainability: Indonesia Cops Out, Singapore Steps In | Sustainable Brands

A Busy Week for Palm Oil Sustainability: Indonesia Cops Out, Singapore Steps In | Sustainable Brands | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
It was something of a ‘two steps forward, one step back’ kind of week in the ongoing quest for sustainable sourcing of palm oil — potentially the most prolific and embattled ingredient in the consumer goods industry. Five multinationals active in Singapore — Unilever, Danone, Ayam Brand, IKEA and Wildlife Reserves Singapore — have joined forces to drive an increase in the amount of sustainable palm oil sourced in the country, while the Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge called it quits.
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Hershey, Lindt, Mars, Nestlé Join New Program to Help Cocoa Farmers Adapt to Climate Change | Sustainable Brands

Hershey, Lindt, Mars, Nestlé Join New Program to Help Cocoa Farmers Adapt to Climate Change | Sustainable Brands | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
Cacao beans grow best in the places where chocolate would melt in your hands, but over the next several decades, many of those environments may grow warmer, drier, and less suitable for its cultivation. Leading cocoa and chocolate companies recognize the threat that climate change poses to cocoa sustainability. Earlier this week, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) announced the launch of a new program designed to strengthen collaboration between the public and private sector to address the issue by developing solutions and helping farmers adapt.
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Media Alert: NGOs welcome support of European Parliamentarians for duty of care legislation of EU corporations towards people affected by their activities - European Coalition for Corporate Justice

Media Alert: NGOs welcome support of European Parliamentarians for duty of care legislation of EU corporations towards people affected by their activities - European Coalition for Corporate Justice | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
Brussels – 18 May 2016 Today, eight national parliaments launched a “green card” initiative at European Union (EU) level to ensure corporate accountability for human rights abuses. Prompted by Member of the French Parliament Danielle Auroi, the initiative calls for a duty of care towards individuals and communities from EU-based companies whose human rights and local environment are affected by their activities. The “green card” is a form of enhanced political dialogue through which EU (...)
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Migrant workers in agricultural supply chains: Companies must act on recruitment, worker voice and traceability | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Migrant workers in agricultural supply chains: Companies must act on recruitment, worker voice and traceability | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
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Ethical Performance | News article: New call for sustainable sourcing of palm oil

Ethical Performance | News article: New call for sustainable sourcing of palm oil | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
the independent global newsletter on corporate social responsibility and socially responsible investment
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Corporate Liability for Forced Labour and Human Trafficking |

Corporate Liability for Forced Labour and Human Trafficking | | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
This IHRB report maps corporate liability for forced labour and human trafficking across several jurisdictions, highlighting legislation that applies to companies and what duties are expected in business operations and activities - including duties to detect, prevent, mitigate, report and remedy incidences of trafficking and forced labour.
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Mars commits investments to fight labor abuse in supply chain

Mars commits investments to fight labor abuse in supply chain | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
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First International Standard for sustainable procurement nears publication - Duurzaam Ondernemen

First International Standard for sustainable procurement nears publication - Duurzaam Ondernemen | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
Procurement makes up a substantial budget of any organization, so wouldn’t the world be a better place if it was done in a sustainable way? A new standard in development aims to help organizations do just that, and it has now reached one of the final stages in its development. The purchasing decisions an organization …
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RSPO Recertifies IOI Group, But NGOs Have Yet to See ‘Real Action on the Ground’ | Sustainable Brands

RSPO Recertifies IOI Group, But NGOs Have Yet to See ‘Real Action on the Ground’ | Sustainable Brands | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
Less than five months after the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended Malaysian palm oil producer IOI Group’s certification, that suspension has been lifted – much to the dismay of NGO campaigners. While the RSPO’s Complaints Panel has said it is “satisfied that IOI has met the conditions set out in its letter to IOI,” Greenpeace Indonesia and the Center for International Policy says they have yet to see any real action on the ground. This was the second time a suspension has been placed on an IOI Group subsidiary.
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Business will be key driver of global climate action, new research report reveals

Business will be key driver of global climate action, new research report reveals | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
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Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge disbands

Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge disbands | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
The Indonesian Palm Oil Pledge, a group of the world's biggest palm oil companies committed to building an industry free of deforestation an
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KnowTheChain Announces Companies to be Assessed in the Food & Beverage, and Apparel & Footwear Sectors

KnowTheChain Announces Companies to be Assessed in the Food & Beverage, and Apparel & Footwear Sectors | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
To drive awareness and continued corporate action on the issue of forced labor in supply chains, this year KnowTheChain will be assessing corporate policies and practices across three sectors: info…
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ETI releases practical guidance on implementing living wages in global supply chains | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

ETI releases practical guidance on implementing living wages in global supply chains | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
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