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Fashion industry 'dehumanises' supply chain

Fashion industry 'dehumanises' supply chain | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it

Procurement professionals in the garment industry need better engagement with factory workers if they are to be more sustainable. 


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Australian retailers Rivers, Coles, Target, Kmart linked to Bangladesh factory worker abuse

Australian retailers Rivers, Coles, Target, Kmart linked to Bangladesh factory worker abuse | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it

Impoverished Bangladeshi workers claim they have been physically abused and threatened while working in sweatshops used by some of Australia's best-known retailers. In one case, they were beaten and their representatives were told they would be killed if they protested against working conditions. The ABC's Four Corners visited factories that big Australian brands including Rivers, Coles, Target and Kmart have ordered clothes from that do not meet international standards.


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UN chief warns businesses over supply chains | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management

UN chief warns businesses over supply chains | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
"It's time for companies to police their supply chains, not distance themselves from them," said UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon.
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71% of Consumers Think Green When Purchasing

71% of Consumers Think Green When Purchasing | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
A record-high 71 percent of Americans consider the environment when they shop, up from 66 percent in 2008, according to research from Cone Communications.
Some 7 percent consider the environment every time they shop while 20 percent...

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Eco-label ‘jungle’ thwarts purchases: report | Labels & Legislation News

Eco-label ‘jungle’ thwarts purchases: report | Labels & Legislation News | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
Ecotextile News is the environmental magazine for the global textile industry supply chain.
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Australia to stamp out supply chain slavery | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management

Australia to stamp out supply chain slavery | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
Through new anti-slavery laws and training for public purchasers, the Australian government aims to combat slave labour in supply chains.
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Where small suppliers fit into a sustainable supply chain

Where small suppliers fit into a sustainable supply chain | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
Smaller companies can make your supply chain stronger, especially for companies entering new markets with smaller economies.

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EcoVadis's curator insight, March 14, 2013 8:21 AM

A more diverse supplier base can help a company weather business interruptions, and smaller firms are often able to be more flexible and respond quickly to ad hoc or specialized requests.

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EBN - Michael Kirschner - In Supply Chain, Environmental, Social Responsibility Heats Up

EBN - Michael Kirschner - In Supply Chain, Environmental, Social Responsibility Heats Up | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
With ever-expanding demands for better environmental and social performance in many sectors of the industry, electronics manufacturers should take a more active approach to compliance and rule setting.

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EcoVadis's curator insight, March 12, 2013 1:13 AM

An insightful overview of the numerous regulatory compliance requirements and other voluntary standards to be developed or released in 2013.  A common feature is that all of them related to profound changes in product lifecycle analysis and management.

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How the GRI Framework Improves Supply Chain Efficiencies

How the GRI Framework Improves Supply Chain Efficiencies | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
Supply chain activity has come to the forefront of decision making across all types of organizations. How can the GRI Framework help?

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Procurement must meet the supply chain governance challenge


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Realising the benefits of sustainable procurement

Realising the benefits of sustainable procurement | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
Gary Waylett, CEO, Eclipse Group, outlines the role of excellent procurement practices not only to ensure adherence to sustainable procurement practices but also to deliver transparency

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EcoVadis's curator insight, February 21, 2013 1:08 AM

This reflexion from Gary Waylett builds the case for the adoption of a sustainable procurement strategy. Shifting to green management practices in the supply chain proves to be an acid test to assess the robustness and transparency of existing processes in place. It is a driver for employee motivation, brand positioning ...

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Realising the benefits of sustainable procurement - Supply Chain Digital

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Realising the benefits of sustainable procurement
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Demands for demonstrable sustainability strategies are beginning to filter into many new business relationships.

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HP sets labour limits on Chinese suppliers - Procurement Leaders

HP sets labour limits on Chinese suppliers - Procurement Leaders | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
Electronics giant Hewlett Packard (HP) is imposing new employment limits on its Chinese suppliers as it looks to tackle labour abuses.
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Levi Strauss seeks to slow down fast fashion with sustainable practices

Levi Strauss seeks to slow down fast fashion with sustainable practices | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
Levi Strauss launches a new line of clothing committed to durability and responsible manufacturing. Will consumers buy it?

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newstracker's curator insight, November 12, 2013 8:51 AM

This is a great and commendable look for Levi, the world's best jeans maker.

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EU considers trade action to improve Bangladesh labour standards

EU considers trade action to improve Bangladesh labour standards | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
After collapse of illegally built Rana Plaza factory, EU intends 'to turn up diplomatic heat' on Bangladesh garment industry
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Sodexo to Serve Eco-Labeled Seafood, Improve Supply Chain Sustainability

Sodexo to Serve Eco-Labeled Seafood, Improve Supply Chain Sustainability | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
Sodexo will serve Marine Stewardship Council-certified seafood at 11 Washington, DC-area locations and has agreed to use the Real Food Calculator to increase supply-chain sustainability on all Sodexo-contracted campuses.
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Procurement guidance published to bust equality myths | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management

Procurement guidance published to bust equality myths | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has produced a guide to advise buyers how to comply with the public sector Equality Duty and dispel 'misconceptions' about responsibilities.
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CPOs hesitant to spend more on CSR - Procurement Leaders

CPOs hesitant to spend more on CSR - Procurement Leaders | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
A new study shows that while elements of CSR may not be expensive, there are doubts over commitment among CPOs to spend more.
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Ghanaian government urged to implement sustainable procurement

Samuel Sallas-Mensah, CEO of the Public Procurement Authority in Ghana, has urged the government to implement a sustainable procurement policy to increase opportunities for SMEs and women-owned businesses.

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Where small suppliers fit into a sustainable supply chain

Where small suppliers fit into a sustainable supply chain | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
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EcoVadis's curator insight, March 14, 2013 8:21 AM

A more diverse supplier base can help a company weather business interruptions, and smaller firms are often able to be more flexible and respond quickly to ad hoc or specialized requests.

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How Using Life Cycle Assessment Is Like Trying to Eat Healthy

How Using Life Cycle Assessment Is Like Trying to Eat Healthy | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
Reducing environmental impacts often involves trade-offs, and LCA offers a great view into the complexity of sustainability decision-making.
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Valutazione del ciclo di vita, di finestre in legno, alluminio e pvc: chi vince?

Valutazione del ciclo di vita, di finestre in legno, alluminio e pvc: chi vince? | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it

Per quanto a comprendere ciò a mio avviso potesse bastare l’uso della normale saggezza umana, ora anche una ricerca di LCA effettuata con criteri rigidamente scientifici da un Ente indipendente e sicuramente non tacciabile di “legnofilia” dimostra senza ombra di dubbio il minore impatto sull’ambiente del legno rispetto ai materiali alternativi utilizzati nellaproduzione di serramenti.


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Gino Schiona's comment, August 30, 2013 4:38 AM
il lavoro è stato sottoposto a peer review ?
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Tesco promises supply chain transparency

Tesco promises supply chain transparency | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
The supermarket chain CEO announces plans to open up the supply chain, following the European food sourcing.

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Corporate respect for human rights: sustainability's new black?

Corporate respect for human rights: sustainability's new black? | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
Human rights used to be seen as a government issue, but with new UN standards, how can corporate support be sustained, asks Claire Methven O'Brien

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Can reverse logistics help your business and the planet?

Can reverse logistics help your business and the planet? | Sustainable procurement | Scoop.it
As product life cycles get shorter, the speed of the reverse supply chain is becoming more important for companies.

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