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More dirt on General Mills’ sustainable agriculture goals

More dirt on General Mills’ sustainable agriculture goals | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
To reduce its footprint, General Mills has set a goal of cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 28 percent by 2025. It’s moving towards zero waste-to-landfill at 100 percent of its production facilities over the same timeframe. And it has committed to sustainably sourcing 100 percent of 10 key ingredients. A strict animal welfare policy, including a plan to source cage-free eggs from Canada and the United States, means that nearly all of General Mills' U.S. milk supply will comply with national animal stewardship standards.
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Great to see General Mills setting impressive sustainable goals.

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European Union Considers Implementing Conflict Minerals Regulation

European Union Considers Implementing Conflict Minerals Regulation | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The European Union (EU) will begin discussions on whether to develop a conflict minerals-type regulation during a December 5, 2012 internal workshop. DG Trade is leading this effort and has request input from industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)....
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As a ripple effect of the Conflict Minerals Act of 2009 passed in the U.S., possible regulations are likely to have significant impacts for European companies in terms of supply chain disclosure and accountability, due-diligence mechanisms.

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Donald Trump And The "Made In America" Supply Chain

Donald Trump And The "Made In America" Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Supply chain executives at companies with global supply chains are paying close attention to what happens surrounding import tariffs and trade rules now that Donald Trump is the President elect.  On the campaign trail Trump promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, threatening to impose punitive tariffs on goods imported from Mexico.  Similarly, Mr. Trump threatened to levy punitive duties on goods made in China. Carrier and Ford have already responded by promising to keep more production in the U.S.
EcoVadis's insight:

If you are a global manufacturer, how are you responding to this?

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HaydenK's curator insight, March 12, 10:50 PM

3. After the U.S. elections, many companies are paying very close attention to Donald Trump as he looks to renegotiate NAFTA which will greatly impact many companies and their supply chains.  In general, governments have a large influence over companies and their operations.

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