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Global Slavery Index 2018 | Sustainable Brands

Global Slavery Index 2018 | Sustainable Brands | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
The 2018 Global Slavery Index provides a country-by-country ranking of the number of people in modern slavery, as well as an analysis of the actions governments are taking to respond, and the factors that make people vulnerable. The Index reveals that more than 400,000 people — or one in every 800 — in the U.S. are working under forced labor conditions, primarily in domestic work, agriculture and farm work, travelling sales crews, restaurant or food services, and health and beauty services.
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Food products sector boosts sustainability in production chain

Food products sector boosts sustainability in production chain | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
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Modern slavery messages not yet getting through | Innovation Forum

Modern slavery messages not yet getting through | Innovation Forum | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
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Prominent businesses join programme to address forced labour in the fruit and wine producing industries in South Africa.  : Stronger Together

Prominent businesses join programme to address forced labour in the fruit and wine producing industries in South Africa.  : Stronger Together | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
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and the Centre for Climate Crime Analysis together against criminal activities related to air pollution and deforestation

and the Centre for Climate Crime Analysis together against criminal activities related to air pollution and deforestation | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
Europol and the Centre for Climate Crime Analysis (CCCA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at reinforcing their efforts to address environmental crimes, especially those that have an impact on climate change. The MoU was signed today at Europol’s Headquarters in The Hague by the Head of Europol’s Serious and Organised Crime Centre, Jari Liukku, and the Chairperson of the CCCA’s Board of Directors, Reinhold Gallmetzer.
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Entering a new era of human rights transparency

Entering a new era of human rights transparency | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for bus
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Announces New Benchmarking and Recognition Initiative for Sustainability Standards

Announces New Benchmarking and Recognition Initiative for Sustainability Standards | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
Better Lives Through Better Business
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Global brands divided over transparency efforts to tackle deforestation for palm oil

Global brands divided over transparency efforts to tackle deforestation for palm oil | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
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The Global Risks Report 2017

The Global Risks Report 2017 | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
The Global Risks Report 2017 completes more than a decade of highlighting the most significant long-term risks worldwide
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CDP Names 58 Companies Leading the Charge Against Climate-Related Supply Chain Risks

CDP Names 58 Companies Leading the Charge Against Climate-Related Supply Chain Risks | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
The number of companies committed to tackling emissions in the supply chain has doubled over the last year, according to new research from CDP and McKinsey & Company. Out of a total of over 3,300 companies, the global nonprofit environmental disclosure platform recognized 58 companies as “Supplier Engagement” leaders — double the amount identified in 2017. The companies, which include Bank of America, Cisco Systems, HPE, Johnson & Johnson, Nestlé, and Unilever were acknowledged for their work with suppliers to reduce emissions and lower environmental risks in the supply chain.
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Rights violations of migrant fishermen focus of new Fishermen’s Centre - The Nation

Rights violations of migrant fishermen focus of new Fishermen’s Centre  - The Nation | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
Key stakeholders have joined forces to tackle human trafficking in the fishing industry by creating a Fishermen Centre, to provide assistance to industry labourers.
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14th November 2017 – Launch of Responsible Beauty Initiative

14th November 2017 – Launch of Responsible Beauty Initiative | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
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Global survey reveals latest trends by top companies on corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Global survey reveals latest trends by top companies on corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
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The Human Rights Opportunity

15 real-life cases of how business is contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals by putting people first
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Australia: Government introduces Modern Slavery Bill 2018 to Parliament | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Australia: Government introduces Modern Slavery Bill 2018 to Parliament | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
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A Map to Help Business Collaborate with Anti-Slavery Organizations —

A Map to Help Business Collaborate with Anti-Slavery Organizations — | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
Drawing from a database of over 100 organizations, this new interactive map allows the user to filter anti-slavery organizations by type (initiative, NGO, foundation); issue (e.g. child labor, forced labor, recruitment); geography; and industry.
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New law will force 3,000 big companies to show they are stamping out slavery | World news | The Guardian

New law will force 3,000 big companies to show they are stamping out slavery | World news | The Guardian | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
Move welcomed by campaigners, but Labor says changes ‘inadequate and ineffective’
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Greenpeace is right to hold our feet to the fire on deforestation, says Unilever chief | Ethical Corporation

Greenpeace is right to hold our feet to the fire on deforestation, says Unilever chief | Ethical Corporation | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
The area where Unilever’s chief Paul Polman has tried hardest to bring about transformational change over the past 10 years is in tackling deforestation. Commodities like soy, palm oil, paper and pulp/timber, and beef are responsible for two-thirds of tree loss in the biodiversity-rich tropics. And with Unilever being the world’s single biggest buyer of palm oil, and one of the largest buyers of soy, it is an issue that he has embraced with missionary zeal.
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Nestlé takes further steps to improve labour conditions in Indonesia´s palm oil industry

Nestlé takes further steps to improve labour conditions in Indonesia´s palm oil industry | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
A new report published by The Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) and the environmental group The Forest Trust (TFT) highlights the systemic nature of labour rights abuses in the palm oil supply chain.
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Fair recruitment: New online ratings help migrant workers avoid unscrupulous recruiters

Fair recruitment: New online ratings help migrant workers avoid unscrupulous recruiters | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
A new web platform aimed at migrant workers lists user reviews of recruitment agencies. By helping migrants avoid falling for false promises, the website is an important tool to promote fair recruitment.
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We take a radical step on palm oil supply chain transparency | News

We take a radical step on palm oil supply chain transparency | News | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
For a more sustainable industry, we share the palm oil suppliers and mills we source from.
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Big brands from Disney to Walmart back tech startups to ...

Big brands from Disney to Walmart back tech startups to ... | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
The fund invests in new technologies to map supply chains and help workers to raise grievances, find legitimate employers, and know their rights
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PepsiCo cuts ties with palm oil supplier over labour abuse claims

PepsiCo cuts ties with palm oil supplier over labour abuse claims | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
A 2016 probe by several campaign groups alleged there were child labour and worker exploitations, on Indonesian plantations operated by Singapore-listed Indofoo
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Human rights: the foundation on which our business is built

Human rights: the foundation on which our business is built | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
In 2015 we launched our inaugural human rights report. This Human Rights Day, we’re sharing our progress.
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Dutch companies issue open letter in support of child labour regulation | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Dutch companies issue open letter in support of child labour regulation | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre | Responsible Sourcing | Scoop.it
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