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Are your Supply Chains Tiger and Orang-Utan Friendly?

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A recent Greenpeace report reveals how palm oil supply chains are pushing Sumatran tigers and orang-utans closer to extinction (pdf). Practice Corporate Social Responsibility Procurement Report Supply Chain Management Supply Chain Sustainability Accounting for roughly 40% of vegetable oil production, palm oil is the most important vegetable oil worldwide.

So Your Supply Chain is Banning Bangladesh….and Going to Cambodia?: “The Ugliest Race to the Bottom”

Supply Chain View from the Field

In our ongoing discussion of labor and human rights violations in the supply chain, we’ve discussed in prior posts the problems that occurred in Bangladesh resulting in over 700 dead. I think most of us can afford to pay $1 more for that “Mickey Mouse” or “Just Do It” t-shirt…… Corporate Social Responsibility Labor and Human Rights in the Supply Chain Procurement Sustainability Supply Chain Management Sustainability

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Sustainable Forestry: Can We Get It Right?


Producing forestry and agriculture products for export, e.g. into global supply chains, is an attractive means for many developing nations to create economic growth. In Malawi, deforestation for human settlement and agricultural land has triggered soil erosion with direct impact on lake Malawi’s fish supply, which showed a 90 percent decline over the last 20 years.

Who said supply chains are boring?: IBM 2011 Corporate.

Supply Chains Rock

Who said supply chains are boring? Whenever I tell a friend, colleague or family member about my job as soon as the words "supply chain" are muttered I immediately see glassy eyes followed by a yawn or two. Little do they realize that every time they discard or recycle a carton of milk they are completing the end of the supply chain cycle. Without supply chains consumers would be stuck using products that they had to make or grow with their own two hands.

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How to Manage Risk and Boost Transparency in the Raw Material Supply Chain


As conflict minerals continue to find their way into supply chains of major western corporations, businesses need to place more emphasis on due diligence and explore new technologies to increase transparency. tin from Indonesia). Increasing Due Diligence in the Cobalt Supply Chain. Umicore, a global materials technology and recycling group, introduced its Sustainable Procurement Framework for cobalt. 3TGs: Updates on Gold Sustainable Procurement.

Global Supply Chains Key Lever for a COP21 Commitments


It’s time to bet big on sustainability. Forest fires have been plaguing Indonesia since July, producing more emissions than the entire U.S. The devastating effects of climate change are increasing every day, and the only way to get back on track with our goal of keeping the average rise in global temperature below 2 degrees Celsius is to take a deeper look at our supply chains. Supply chain a key lever for making Cop21 commitments happen.