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Ford, Microsoft Push Supply Chains Toward Sustainability

Ford, Microsoft Push Supply Chains Toward Sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Ford says it will more than triple the number of suppliers that it surveys on their energy use and carbon emissions. Ford will survey 128 suppliers, representing 60% of its $65 billion in annual purchases. The companies supply vehicle production parts and components, information technology, and logistics services

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Gucci Staff in China Claim Severe Abuse That Resulted in Illness and Miscarriages

Gucci Staff in China Claim Severe Abuse That Resulted in Illness and Miscarriages | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Five former employees from Gucci's Shenzhen store claim to have suffered severe abuse, including limits on bathroom use, denial of food and water, and unpaid overtime past midnight.
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Microsoft Tests Out Mandatory Supplier Sustainability Reporting

Microsoft Tests Out Mandatory Supplier Sustainability Reporting | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
In the wake of a shareholder proxy action focused on transparency in its supply chain, Microsoft has just kicked off the first phase of a project that will help get its suppliers to start filing GRI-compliant sustainability reports.
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A Model Stakeholder Strategy from the Garment Industry - Harvard Business Review

A Model Stakeholder Strategy from the Garment Industry - Harvard Business Review | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Suppliers play far more than a supplementary role in our supply chain. We strive to build a long-time dedicated partnership and to share knowledge and experience with them. We don't see our relationship with the suppliers as a zero-sum game where we benefit from attempts to lower purchasing costs; rather we see it as a win-win game where both sides collaborate and share gains from higher quality, shorter lead times, and better consistency in delivering our products. With our cotton farmers in Xinjiang, we changed many of the unfair trade practices and now aim for more than just fair trade by promoting higher cotton yields and quality through assistance in cotton research, farming techniques, and access to micro-finance.

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The Hershey Company is a Master of Philanthropy, but Not Accountability - Labor is Not a Commodity

The Hershey Company is a Master of Philanthropy, but Not Accountability - Labor is Not a Commodity | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
By Judy Gearhart, Executive Director, International Labor Rights Forum The Hershey Company is working hard to promote its charitable giving programs to poor African farmers and, indeed, it is high time they attempt to address the effects of...
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HP, Intel, Sony Join Alliance to Source Conflict-Free Minerals

HP, Intel, Sony Join Alliance to Source Conflict-Free Minerals | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Twenty-one electronics companies, industry groups and NGO have joined a U.S. government-led effort to create a reputable supply chain for conflict-free minerals in the Congo.
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High carbon suppliers beware – carbon performance offers major risk, or reward

High carbon suppliers beware – carbon performance offers major risk, or reward | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

A new study* from Carbon Trust Advisory of senior managers has found that 50% of multinationals look set to select their suppliers based upon carbon performance in the future.

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Sustainable Sourcing: Procurement can be where sustainability and strategy meet - Procurement Leaders Blog

Sustainable Sourcing: Procurement can be where sustainability and strategy meet - Procurement Leaders Blog | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
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Anticipating the Release of the Product and Corporate Value Chain Accounting and Reporting Standards | Campus Green Builder

Anticipating the Release of the Product and Corporate Value Chain Accounting and Reporting Standards | Campus Green Builder | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The World Resources Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development have been developing Product and Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standards as a part of a multi-stakeholder 12-year partnership with the GHG Protocol Initiative.

 

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Greenpeace Critiques Apparel Sector Companies for Failing to Manage Water Contamination by Suppliers : Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

Greenpeace Critiques Apparel Sector Companies for Failing to Manage Water Contamination by Suppliers : Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Some well-known apparel companies have come under criticism from Greenpeace for not sufficiently monitoring and limiting industrial wastewater discharges by suppliers....

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H&M Was #1 Organic Cotton User in 2010 | Sustainable Life Media

H&M Was #1 Organic Cotton User in 2010 | Sustainable Life Media | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Sweden-based clothing retailer H&M used more organic cotton last year than any other company worldwide, according to the 2010 Global Market Report on Sustainable Textiles.
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Airlines Recognized As Green Supply Chain Partners

Airlines Recognized As Green Supply Chain Partners | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The cargo divisions of Continental, Delta and Lufthansa were recognized for ongoing commitments to sustainability.
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Regulating supply chain sustainability

Regulating supply chain sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
What would have been unthinkable only a few years ago is now the order of the day, says Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen...
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The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Sustainable Supply Chain | Blog

The Pharmaceutical industry is making great strides in a pre-competitive collaboration to improve sustainability in its supply chain. Since inception of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Initiative (PSCI) in 2006, membership has nearly doubled to 14 companies, a recognition that “Big Pharma” sees a business case in working together to develop a common set of environmental, social, and ethical supplier standards. Moving forward, in 2012, PSCI will strengthen its risk assessment tools with a shared audit program and a more formalized supplier capability building program.

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Firms try to paint their supply chains green

If there was a poster boy for sustainable procurement in New Zealand then global dairy giant Fonterra would surely be it.

The concept is gaining momentum almost daily within the company, says Spring Humphries, Fonterra's eco efficiency programme manager, mainly because of growing pressure for exporters worldwide to have a green supply chain.

Led by the likes of global retail giant Walmart, it's a movement many exporters are realising they need to follow to stay competitive, he says.

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National Cashew Day more than nuts | Human Rights Watch

National Cashew Day more than nuts | Human Rights Watch | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

You've heard of blood diamonds, but how about "blood cashews"?

 

(New York) - Vietnam is the world’s largest exporter of cashews. But in the south, where cashew production is common, some of that production occurs in so-called drug “treatment” centers. 

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An Alliance to Support DRC Conflict-Free | Blog

An Alliance to Support DRC Conflict-Free			 | Blog | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Last week, the U.S. State Department announced the creation of a Public-Private Alliance (PPA) for Responsible Minerals Trade, with a goal of working with companies, civil society, and governments to support conflict-free mineral supply chain efforts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is a significant step to overcome what has become a de facto embargo on trade in tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold from the country and surrounding region, and to support mining and trade that contributes to the local economy without funding armed conflict in the eastern DRC.

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Sprint Gets Scope 3 Emissions in Sight with New Climate Commitment

Sprint Gets Scope 3 Emissions in Sight with New Climate Commitment | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The telecom company plans to reduce its entire carbon footprint by 20 percent by 2017 as part of its participation in the World Wildlife Fund's (WWF) Climate Savers program, and will include a special focus on Scope 3 emissions.
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Fairtrade International (FLO) / News / Latest News / Single View

Fairtrade International (FLO) / News / Latest News / Single View | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Mars Chocolate and Fairtrade International have announced a new agreement to introduce the first Fairtrade labelled Mars product and to work together to enable farmers to have sustainable livelihoods and substantially increased productivity.

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H&M Detoxes its Supply Chain

H&M Detoxes its Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Add H&M to apparel manufacturers including Adidas, Nike, and PUMA that are promising to eliminate toxins from their products while they clean up their supply chains.
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Hershey Gets Failing Grade on Child Labor

Hershey lags far behind its peers despite a 10-year-old commitment to ending forced child labor in its supply chain. It's been 10 years since the nation's largest chocolate companies signed the Harkin-Engel Protocol and committed to ending child labor in their supply chains by 2005.

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Nokia welcomes recent developments to fight conflict minerals | Nokia Conversations - The official Nokia Blog

Nokia welcomes recent developments to fight conflict minerals | Nokia Conversations - The official Nokia Blog | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

GLOBAL - Nokia is taking action in developing an industry-wide approach to ensure an accountable supply chain, as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to to ensure that products are manufactured from ethically-sourced materials....

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An agent for change - CPO

An agent for change - CPO | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

For a number of CPOs, procurement is no longer their only area of responsibility. They are increasingly expected to maintain multiple identities that could cover facilities management (FM), property, corporate social responsibility (CSR), IT, sales, logistics and more.

A snapshot survey of the profession conducted by sister publication Supply Management this spring discovered an emerging trend for procurement chiefs to be given areas of the business that extend outside their regular remit, and this study is not alone in reaching that conclusion.

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Disney factory faces probe into sweatshop suicide claims

Disney factory faces probe into sweatshop suicide claims | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Human rights campaigners say Chinese factories using children as young as 14 and that workers forced to do overtime...
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Aerospace Companies Start Environmental Group for Supply-Chain Standardization | Quality Digest

Aerospace Companies Start Environmental Group for Supply-Chain Standardization | Quality Digest | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

A global group of aerospace companies has announced the formation of the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG) to help develop understanding amongst the global aerospace industry of environmental requirements faced by the world’s supply chain....

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