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Revisiting Regulatory Risk in the Supply Chain

Revisiting Regulatory Risk in the Supply Chain | Sustainability | Scoop.it

According to popular research, supply chain risk is a very hot topic in corporate board room discussions. Thus, it is often practical to consider risk categories as a starting point for an initial value assessment of a supply chain. Besides supply risk, regulatory compliance is one of the greatest areas of supply chain concern.
“Increased market and business leadership pressure to account for supply chain risk has put intense pressure on vendor management offices to have deep visibility into the supply chain and a broad set of risk mitigation plans. Most companies, overwhelmed with this task, only track supplier health indicators that are easy to collect and plug into standard risk assessments. This approach inadequately separates the suppliers that may be in trouble from those that are truly at risk.” –Procurement Strategy Council

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Apple wakes up to Chinese pollution concerns

Apple wakes up to Chinese pollution concerns | Sustainability | Scoop.it
A Chinese-led campaign to clean up Apple's supply chain is finally gaining traction...
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Download the New GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard | Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative

Download the New GHG Protocol Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Standard | Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative | Sustainability | Scoop.it

In today’s world, tackling climate change and growing a profitable business must be compatible. Successful companies already understand this; they save money, cut risks and create new business opportunities by measuring and managing their greenhouse gas emissions.
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol provides the foundation for sustainable climate strategies (...).

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Greenpeace stages protest at Mattel office over Barbie packaging

Greenpeace stages protest at Mattel office over Barbie packaging | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Environmentalists have launched a global campaign against Mattel Inc. , the world's largest toy company, as part of a decade-long effort to force multinational corporations to purge their operations of any links to rain forest destruction. The ultimate target of the Greenpeace campaign is not Mattel, with $5.9 billion in annual sales, but a supplier to Mattel's Indonesian and Chinese packaging printers: Asia Pulp & Paper. APP, one of the world's largest producers of wood products, has leveled vast swaths of rain forest over the last two decades.
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Levi Strauss To Align Global Supply Chain with UN Millennium Development Goals | Sustainable Life Media

Levi Strauss To Align Global Supply Chain with UN Millennium Development Goals | Sustainable Life Media | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Today, Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) announced new Terms of Engagement for its global supply chain that the company says will go beyond mere “do no harm” compliance to actually improve the lives of workers in factories around the world. Under the new approach, LS&Co. will require contract factories to support programs for their workers that align with UN Millennium Development goals.
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Buying Local Matters

Buying Local Matters | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Buying local within your supply chain is a viable CSR strategy. Emerging research demonstrates that local, independently owned businesses generate more than three times the return to our local economy than do national chain stores.
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Sustainable Supply Views: Trade and Kyoto and Emissions, Oh My! Taking Responsibility for Carbon Emissions in the Supply Chain

Sustainable Supply Views: Trade and Kyoto and Emissions, Oh My! Taking Responsibility for Carbon Emissions in the Supply Chain | Sustainability | Scoop.it
A recent publication by the Centre for International Climate and Environmental Research in Oslo, concludes that figures on CO2 emissions based on the Kyoto Protocol do not relay the true distribution of carbon emissions between North and South.
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Companies Need to Adopt More Proactive, Collaborative Approach to Sustainable Supply Chain Management

New research from the Network for Business Sustainability confirms: It’s time for executives and procurement professionals to rethink their current supply chain strategy and adopt a more proactive and responsible approach.
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Can Apple Redeem Itself on Supply Chain Sustainability? Taking a Cue on Accountability from Nike’s Playbook

Can Apple Redeem Itself on Supply Chain Sustainability?  Taking a Cue on Accountability from Nike’s Playbook | Sustainability | Scoop.it
NOTE: Portions of this piece originally appeared as a guest column in Sustainable Business Oregon Last week, on the way to a ...
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Unilever dumps major palm oil supplier

Unilever dumps major palm oil supplier | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Unilever has dumped another major palm oil supplier in a move that could cause a further split with the industry body charged ...
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BSR Reports on Mitigating Water Pollution Risks in Electronics Supply Chain in China

BSR Reports on Mitigating Water Pollution Risks in Electronics Supply Chain in China | Sustainability | Scoop.it
China’s colossal economic growth has come with enormous costs to the environment. China’s water resources have been ...
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iPhone suppliers workers poisoned in china

iPhone suppliers workers poisoned in china | Sustainability | Scoop.it
A Taiwanese manufacturer that makes LCD screens and components for tech giants like Apple confirmed Thursday that more of its ...
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EU Ready to Ban Illegal Timber

EU Ready to Ban Illegal Timber | Sustainability | Scoop.it
A compromise deal that will ban illegal timber from Europe is near completion, some seven years after the EU first planned to ...
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Revisiting Regulatory Risk in the Supply Chain

Revisiting Regulatory Risk in the Supply Chain | Sustainability | Scoop.it

According to popular research, supply chain risk is a very hot topic in corporate board room discussions. Thus, it is often practical to consider risk categories as a starting point for an initial value assessment of a supply chain. Besides supply risk, regulatory compliance is one of the greatest areas of supply chain concern.
“Increased market and business leadership pressure to account for supply chain risk has put intense pressure on vendor management offices to have deep visibility into the supply chain and a broad set of risk mitigation plans. Most companies, overwhelmed with this task, only track supplier health indicators that are easy to collect and plug into standard risk assessments. This approach inadequately separates the suppliers that may be in trouble from those that are truly at risk.” –Procurement Strategy Council

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Companies are embracing corporate responsibility in their annual reports

Companies are embracing corporate responsibility in their annual reports | Sustainability | Scoop.it
A look at the FTSE 100 shows that companies are increasingly seeing their role in society as contributing to its long-term sustainable development...
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Shifting business models - Jochen Zeitz live Q&A | Guardian Sustainable Business | guardian.co.uk

Shifting business models - Jochen Zeitz live Q&A | Guardian Sustainable Business | guardian.co.uk | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The chairman and CEO of Puma and chief sustainability officer at PPR answers your questions about creating an integrated environmental profit and loss account - Wednesday 18 May, 2-3pm (BST)...
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Sprint Releases Supply-Chain Carbon Assessment

Sprint Releases Supply-Chain Carbon Assessment | Sustainability | Scoop.it
March 17, 2011 -Sprint Nextel released the findings of a comprehensive supply-chain assessment conducted with environmental accounting group Trucost.
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How does supply chain structure drive sustainability?

How does supply chain structure drive sustainability? | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The researchers found that two factors lead to socially responsible practices: supply chain complexity and product visibility. As product visibility increased, so did the use of social practices. Firms engage in responsible practices to protect high-profile brands. Also, as the number of companies in the supply chain increased, so did the use of supplier labour practices, codes of conduct and social audits
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Sustainable Supply Views: Pressure Mounting in EU Regarding Sustainable Supply Chains

Sustainable Supply Views: Pressure Mounting in EU Regarding Sustainable Supply Chains | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Following the resolution which was adopted in November on CSR in International Trade, the EU has released a new study in Sustainable Supply Chains: Responsible Supply Chain Management : Potential success factors and challenges for addressing prevailing human rights and other CSR issues in Supply Chains of EU-based companies.
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Sustainable Supply Views: Best Practices For Supplier Sustainability Evaluations

Sustainable Supply Views: Best Practices For Supplier Sustainability Evaluations | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The majority of companies are not interested in evaluating suppliers for the sake of evaluation, but rather they are looking to drive improvements, reduce risks and push towards innovation in the supply chain. We would like to share 5 best practices based on our expertise and experience in assessing sustainable supply chain excellence.
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Greening the Supply Chain Yields Business Benefits

More and more businesses are working closely with suppliers to improve their sustainable practices. And now, results of a new ...
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Walmart sets the bar with greening its supply chain

Walmart sets the bar with greening its supply chain | Sustainability | Scoop.it
When Walmart says it’s going to work with its suppliers to cut 20m tonnes of emissions from its supply chain, is it too far to ...
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The future International Standard ISO 26000, approved by 2/3 of countries

The future International Standard ISO 26000, approved by 2/3 of countries | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The future International Standard on Corporate Social Responsibility, has reached an important phase in its development on ...
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Nestlé drops palm oil supplier

Nestlé drops palm oil supplier | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Nestlé announced on Friday that they would stop purchasing Palm oil from Indonesian supplier Sinar Mas. Switzerland's ...
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