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How public authorities integrate environmental and social criteria in public tender
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Why sustainable supply chains make business sense

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To protect against reputational damage and the effects of climate change, do companies need to implement sustainable business practices throughout their supply chain?

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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 Public 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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71% of Consumers Think Green When Purchasing

71% of Consumers Think Green When Purchasing | Sustainable Public 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 Public 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 Public 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 Public Procurement | Scoop.it
Smaller companies can make your supply chain stronger, especially for companies entering new markets with smaller economies.

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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 Public 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 Public 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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Tesco promises supply chain transparency

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

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HP sets labour limits on Chinese suppliers - Procurement Leaders

HP sets labour limits on Chinese suppliers - Procurement Leaders | Sustainable Public 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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Responsible Procurement – If water has (or could have) a significant impact on your procurement (category) strategy, then read this.

Responsible Procurement – If water has (or could have) a significant impact on your procurement (category) strategy, then read this. | Sustainable Public Procurement | Scoop.it
Thanks for stopping by. You are probably stopping by because you know that water has (or could have) a significant impact on your procurement (category)
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Fashion industry 'dehumanises' supply chain

Fashion industry 'dehumanises' supply chain | Sustainable Public 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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Sodexo to Serve Eco-Labeled Seafood, Improve Supply Chain Sustainability

Sodexo to Serve Eco-Labeled Seafood, Improve Supply Chain Sustainability | Sustainable Public 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 Public 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 Public 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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EBN - Michael Kirschner - In Supply Chain, Environmental, Social Responsibility Heats Up

EBN - Michael Kirschner - In Supply Chain, Environmental, Social Responsibility Heats Up | Sustainable Public 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 Public 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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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 Public 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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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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renewable energy news | Government launches energy procurement first to unlock renewable investment

renewable energy news | Government launches energy procurement first to unlock renewable investment | Sustainable Public Procurement | Scoop.it
latest Government launches energy procurement first to unlock renewable investment
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Euro Topten Max provides advice on tendering, life cycle cost savings

Euro Topten Max provides advice on tendering, life cycle cost savings | Sustainable Public Procurement | Scoop.it
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