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Starbucks Launching Pilot Program for Blockchain In Its Supply Chain

Starbucks Launching Pilot Program for Blockchain In Its Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Conservation International will study what effect the new technology’s enhanced “bean to cup” traceability features have on farmers. Starbucks said that the goals of the project are to contribute to farmers’ financial independence and confidence, while cultivating empathy among consumers through what it hopes will constitute a clear, visible connection between the products they enjoy and the people that farm them.
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Great job Starbucks. What actions have you taken to ensure transparency in your supply chain?

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Apple, Dell, Foxconn manage supply chain water risks

Apple, Dell, Foxconn manage supply chain water risks | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The challenges of water scarcity will require businesses to expand their supply chain sustainability efforts to include the notion of shared risk over longer periods of time. Dell has started the process of managing this shared risk through its stakeholder consultations with other water users in the Tai-hu Lake catchment area in China.
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Great step forward by Apple, Dell and Foxconn! What actions have you taken to reduce water risks in your supply chain?

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Increased supply chain transparency is a win-win for everyone 

Increased supply chain transparency is a win-win for everyone  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
“The possibility to make demands along the supply chain regarding unwanted substances would not only benefit the finished product and the people who buy it – it would also create a much safer working environment and reduce health issues connected to chemicals in the producing countries. It really is a win-win scenario for everyone”, Andersson said.
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Are you ready to increase your supply chain transparency to benefit from a win-win situation?

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3 tips to win over the corporate procurement team

3 tips to win over the corporate procurement team | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
More than half of corporate sustainability professionals view their company’s supply chain/procurement function as the one that their team needs to work with most closely to make "substantive progress" on sustainability in their companies, according to the 2017 BSR and Globescan State of Sustainable Business (PDF) survey.
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These are nice tips to take into account to win over your corporate procurement team.

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Aviation & Allied Business Journal - IATA Steps Forward In The Digitization Of The Dangerous Goods Supply Chain

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken a significant step forward in the digitalization of the dangerous goods supply chain following the adoption of the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (e-DGD) standards.
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What steps have you taken towards monitoring dangerous goods in your supply chain?

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Apple's smelter woes reveal need for supply chain vetting

Apple's smelter woes reveal need for supply chain vetting | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Apple released another report on conditions at its suppliers recently. According to Reuters, this audit of organizations found a few violations of acceptable practices. Some companies were caught submitting false data on work hours. When searching for major labor rule violations, Apple detected 44 incidents, two times as many as last year.
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How are you accounting for your suppliers' working conditions?

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How Big Data Visualization Can Increase Supply Chain Visibility of Clothing Brands

How Big Data Visualization Can Increase Supply Chain Visibility of Clothing Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Recent initiatives like Greenpeace’s Detox, and the #whomademyclothes campaign by Fashion Revolution have put the focus of clothing manufacturing on transparency, with the responsibility firmly on retailers and brands. The consumer expectation that brands will know, and take responsibility for, their supply chain impacts is stronger than ever before. As a result, many brands and retailers are seeking to get a better picture of their supply chains, extending past cut and sew visibility and beyond social compliance.
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Oritain to improve traceability in its supply chain

Oritain to improve traceability in its supply chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Oritain, a leading specialist in supply chain traceability, has partnered with Modern Nile Cotton Co. to verify the origin of Egyptian cotton and mitigate against risks in its supply chain.

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What are the steps that you are taking to mitigate risks in your supply chain?

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Closing the Gap: Scaling Up Sustainable Supply Chains 

Closing the Gap: Scaling Up Sustainable Supply Chains  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
CDP’s Global Supply Chain Report 2018 illustrates how businesses can leverage the power of purchasing to push for more action on climate change.
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Interesting read!

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Sustainable Supply Chain Management Increases Business Success 

“A drive towards sustainability is happening now. We see evidence that taking decisions in the interest of sustainability provides a source of innovation and growth for a lot of our customers and business partners. Stronger employee engagement is another upside as sustainability leadership instills a sense of pride and inspires employees,” says Angelos Orfanos, Executive Vice President Global Marketing & Sales, DHL Global Forwarding.
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There's room for progress on tackling sustainability through the supply chain

There's room for progress on tackling sustainability through the supply chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
A new Stanford University study of big, global suppliers found that more than half the companies reviewed had adopted some type of sustainable sourcing practices, and among those, large, well-known, consumer-facing companies with valuable brands were the most likely to have sustainable sourcing practices.
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The Chain: Pepsi Suspends Palm Oil Purchases from Indofood Agri Resources

The Chain: Pepsi Suspends Palm Oil Purchases from Indofood Agri Resources | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

PepsiCo announced that the company and its joint venture with Indofood Sukses Makmur, IndoFood Fritolay Makamur (IFL), had suspended purchasing palm oil from Indofood Agri Resources (IndoAgri). Pepsi stated it made this procurement decision because “PepsiCo is very concerned about the allegations that our policies and commitments on palm oil, forestry stewardship and human rights are not being met”.

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Primark Sheds Light on Supply Chain with Global Sourcing Map Tool | Sustainable Brands

Primark Sheds Light on Supply Chain with Global Sourcing Map Tool | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Primark, a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, has developed a new online tool that is helping usher in a new era of transparency for the retailer. The Global Sourcing Map allows consumers to access information about the 1071 factories and suppliers that make up the company’s supply chain.

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IKEA, Marks & Spencer sign up to ambitious new sustainability goals

IKEA, Marks & Spencer sign up to ambitious new sustainability goals | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Facing growing pressure over the use of plastic packaging and perennial questions about the impact of its supply chain, the retail industry this week unveiled a wide-ranging new strategy designed to bolster its environmental performance and support the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
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Jess Goris's curator insight, March 23, 10:27 AM
- With retail facing pressures of growth and also growing in popularity, it is important to play as a role model by setting an example to others (others being other companies as well as consumers), it could be the start of something big. 
- Having the name brands tagged to this idea will bring more recognition than Jessica Goris from Peterborough picking all the garbage she sees in a day. It's about time big companies take into consideration their plastic use and how it negatively effects our earth.
- A little bit of a side note, I don't believe doing so will make customers not want to continue business with them, if anything it would bring more customers in. Some people are so conscious about their plastic use they choose to stop shopping at certain stores. So for example, Marks & Spencer being a big retail shop, cutting down on their plastic use will be both beneficial to the earth as well as their brand.
- Reading the paragraph about these plans addressing 5/17 goals may not seem like much, but 5 is way better than none! Everything starts with baby steps and that is totally okay.
- On a side note, from what I have learnt from reading all of these articles about sustainability, I am happy to say I think the new trend is being environmentally friendly as well as being a sustainable business. It's the "new thing".
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Coca-Cola Taps Blockchain to end Supply Chain Forced Labor

Coca-Cola Taps Blockchain to end Supply Chain Forced Labor | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Major brand names have shown an increasing interest in blockchain technology over the past few years. Most of those projects are still in the early stages of development, though. Coca-Cola seems intent on taking a more hands-on approach in this regard. The company is looking to address forced labor in its supply chain. To build up this new infrastructure, the company receives support from the US State Department.
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Great job Coca Cola for taking those steps. What steps have you taken to end forced labor in your supply chain?

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The Path to Responsible Sourcing in the Jewellery Sector

The Path to Responsible Sourcing in the Jewellery Sector | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Companies can build human rights assessments into their operations in a variety of ways. One option is to source from rigorous certification schemes that monitor conditions in mines and reduce human rights risks that way, such as Fairtrade or Fairmined.
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Here's how you can mitigate human right risks in your supply chain.

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Jeanswest: here's 100% of our supply chain - Ragtrader

Jeanswest: here's 100% of our supply chain - Ragtrader | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Australian fashion brand Jeanswest has published 100% of its Tier 1 factory partners in a detailed listing, advocating transparency in the manufacturing supply chain.
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Transparency, traceability key supply chain issues for seafood industry

Transparency, traceability key supply chain issues for seafood industry | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The global nature of the seafood industry has resulted in transparency and traceability emerging as key supply chain issues, especially when it comes to combatting the growing threat of illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing. Without a better understanding of exactly where seafood comes from and how it was harvested, consumers could easily be supporting illegal and unsustainable fishing practices without knowing it.
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To what extent are you aware that you may be supporting illegal and unsustainable fishing practices in your supply chain?

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Stepping up supply chain protection

Stepping up supply chain protection | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The International Labour Organization estimates that 25 million people are in forced labour and that in the private economy it generates US$150bn in illegal profits. Labour abuses in the supply chain can create enormous reputational risks for companies.
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Are you paying enough attention to labour abuses in your supply chains?

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Three Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018

Three Supply Chain Trends to Watch in 2018 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
From massive shifts towards digitalisation to the rapid advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT), analytics and Artificial Intelligence (AI), 2017 was replete with new developments. While 2018 is well underway, the journey ahead looks equally, if not more, exciting. Amid this progress, one observation clearly stood out – organizations and enterprises want, and need, increased visibility into their operations to gain actionable insights.

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Apple reveals latest supply chain responsibility report, revealing new details about how iPhones and other products are actually made

Apple reveals latest supply chain responsibility report, revealing new details about how iPhones and other products are actually made | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The problem facing Apple and other technology companies is easy to explain, but incredibly difficult and complicated to solve. Those companies are mostly sincere in their desire to ensure the people making the phones in our pockets and the computers on our desks have the best lives they can, and they are largely held responsible when they fail to do so – but the suppliers are sometimes operating separately from companremoved fromies like Apple and often in places with fewer worker protections and more abuses.
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Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Supply Chain Transparency

Better Business in the Jewellery Sector: Supply Chain Transparency | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Supply chain due diligence has moved away from pure product-orientation logistics for jewellery companies; as reports like ‘The Hidden Cost of Jewelry’ by Human Rights Watch show, it is of great importance to stakeholder, shareholder, and customer confidence.
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As customers and consumers of luxury products demand accountability and social impact through purchases, more businesses are beginning to see the competitive, reputational and risk management benefits. 

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Slavery Risk Tool Allows Businesses to Identify Human Rights Violations in Seafood Supply Chains 

Slavery Risk Tool Allows Businesses to Identify Human Rights Violations in Seafood Supply Chains  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The Seafood Slavery Risk Tool — created in partnership with Liberty Asia, Seafish and the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP) — produces a rating indicating the likelihood that human rights violations are occurring on fishing boats in a specific fishery. Organizations can use the tool to identify seafood sourced from fisheries that have these issues and take steps to address them.
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Unilever lays bare palm oil supply chain in rare industry move 

Unilever lays bare palm oil supply chain in rare industry move  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Unilever said it was the first consumers goods company to publish such details, having disclosed the location of more than 1,400 mills and over 300 direct suppliers of the oil used in products from snacks and soaps to cosmetics and biofuels.

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BT is adding a game-changing emissions reduction clause to supplier contracts

BT is adding a game-changing emissions reduction clause to supplier contracts | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The new policy will require suppliers to benchmark emissions across their own supply chains and deliver reductions over the term of the agreement.

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Great bold move!

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