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Responsible Procurement – 3 great things about Renault´s CSR guidelines for suppliers

Are you looking for a pragmatic way to approach Responsible Procurement? Try building a CSR guideline like Renault has done.
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Failure to mitigate supply chain risk to cost companies billions in 2012

Failure to mitigate supply chain risk to cost companies billions in 2012 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Chief procurement officers at the world's largest companies predict their businesses, unable to manage the range of risks affecting their global supply chains, will lose €140m on average over the next 12 months as a result of supply chain...
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Government's green procurement to take root - timesofmalta.com

Government's green procurement to take root - timesofmalta.com | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

"All government departments will from next year start buying paper, IT supplies, textiles and gardening products in an environmentally-friendly way, as the government begins greening public sector purchasing."

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Investors Release Guide to Help Companies Address Human Trafficking Risks in Supply Chains

With The California Transparency in Supply Chain Act, or SB 657, just weeks from becoming law,the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), Christian Brothers Investments Services (CBIS), and Calvert Investments have published a corporate guide to ensure effective compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act: “Effective Supply Chain Accountability: Investor Guidance on Implementation of The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and Beyond.”

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AppleInsider | Apple, Chinese environmental groups meet to discuss supplier pollution concerns

AppleInsider | Apple, Chinese environmental groups meet to discuss supplier pollution concerns | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Apple recently met with five Chinese environmental protection groups to address concerns over domestic supplier pollution after reports had criticized the company for using loopholes in the system.

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De Beers says it will avoid Zimbabwe diamonds

De Beers says it will avoid Zimbabwe diamonds | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
De Beers high-quality diamond retail arm Forevermark will not sell any diamonds from Zimbabwe's controversial Marange fields, CEO Stephen Lussier said at the launch of the exclusive brand in SA.
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CSRgov.dk - 061011 The CSR Compass – now available in English

CSRgov.dk - 061011 The CSR Compass – now available in English | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The CSR Compass is a free online tool that helps companies implement responsible supply chain management. The tool is targeted at small and medium-sized production, trade and service companies.

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Sustainability Reporting Evolves to Include More Water Risk, Supply Chain Disclosures | BNA

Sustainability Reporting Evolves to Include More Water Risk, Supply Chain Disclosures | BNA | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
number companies compiling sustainability reports grows content reports evolving include focus water impacts supply chain information according corporate sustainability officials consultants.
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Packaging IKEA's Supply Chain | Journal of Commerce

You don’t often see close looks at how corporate culture influences a company’s supply chain, and you see insightful, perceptive pieces even less often. The profile of the IKEA in the Oct.
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Clear Links Report 2011

Clear Links Report 2011 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
This white paper evaluates 26 U.S. technology companies on their reporting of sustainability management throughout their supply chains.
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Sustainability Guidance for the Furniture Sector

Sustainability Guidance for the Furniture Sector | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

"As demand for furniture and wood products increases, driven by growing wealth in emerging economies, among others, ensuring that the wood used by the furniture industry is obtained from sustainable sources is more important than ever.(...)

PEFC's new publication, Certified Wood Solutions for the Furniture Sector, has been produced with these considerations in mind."

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Nike Unveils Its Materials Sustainability Index

Nike Unveils Its Materials Sustainability Index | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Nike unveils its Materials Sustainability Index (MSI), which is the result of eight years research into the environmental sustainability of the materials it uses. To conduct research, the company has teamed up with software startup Earthster.

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Spotlight on IKEA: Commitments and Challenges of Responsible Procurement... | ISEAL Alliance

Spotlight on IKEA: Commitments and Challenges of Responsible Procurement... | ISEAL Alliance | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

2011 was deemed the International Year of Forests by the United Nations, and it was also a big year for IKEA, whose sales continued to grow despite an overall slump in the home furnishings sector globally.

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Sustainable Sourcing: Time for Apple to give up some of its secrets? 

Chinese suppliers have posed something of a PR dilemma for Apple for some time now. On the one hand the business has found great value not only in its legendary secret supply chain tactics and close engagement with low-cost country sourcing. On the other, stories of the environmental transgressions among alleged Apple suppliers are harder to keep quiet....

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McDonald's breaks with bad egg supplier

McDonald's breaks with bad egg supplier | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Fast food giant McDonald's has dumped a supplier of eggs, the kind used in egg McMuffins, after a government agency found filthy conditions on its site and an animal rights group exposed cruel treatment of the chickens.
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New Greenhouse Gas Standards Unveiled in China for Corporate Value Chain and Product Emissions | GHG Protocol Initiative

New Greenhouse Gas Standards Unveiled in China for Corporate Value Chain and Product Emissions | GHG Protocol Initiative | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

It is the first time for WRI and WBCSD to officially release the GHG Protocol standards in China. Eight Chinese companies were involved in the road testing of these new standards, and other Chinese organizations were engaged in the international standard development process.

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Sustainable SCM – Exploring Value Beyond Cost Savings - Sustainability: business, life, environment | Taiga Company

Sustainable SCM – Exploring Value Beyond Cost Savings - Sustainability: business, life, environment | Taiga Company | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Growing business eco awareness and resulting business sustainability risk has provided business leaders with an evolved context from which they are now reassessing their core business functions. As our sustainability consulting continuously practice scans this dynamic landscape for the most innovative thinking, we find that work in the supply chain continues to lead business sustainability progress.

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EPPA raises awareness again for importance code of conduct

EPPA raises awareness again for importance code of conduct | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Report finds widespread violations at Puma factory in Cambodia. Phnom Penh - An independent report commissioned by German sportswear giant Puma AG has uncovered an array of violations of national law, international practices and the company's own rules at a Cambodian subcontractor.

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To Green Your Supply Chain, Start with Packaging

To Green Your Supply Chain, Start with Packaging | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Just about everything these days is still overpackaged. From the software DVD that comes in a box big enough to hold 20 to 50 of them to the laundry detergent that takes a box at least twice as large as necessary as it is not concentrated to even the bottle you're drinking your water from, everything is overpackaged.

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Laminex Group honoured at CIPS Awards - RetailBiz: Australian Retail News

Recognising The Laminex Group’s ongoing commitment to sourcing and manufacturing products to support a sustainable building industry, the company was jointly awarded the ‘Best Example of Socially Responsible Procurement’ category, along with multinational mining and resources group, Rio Tinto...

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How Walmart Is Changing China - The Atlantic

How Walmart Is Changing China - The Atlantic | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The world’s biggest corporation and the world’s most populous nation have launched a bold experiment in consumer behavior and environmental stewardship: to set green standards for 20,000 suppliers making several hundred thousand items sold to...
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Sustainable Purchasing Strategies and Supply Chain Management

Today, suppliers, production locations and markets are spread all over the world. As a result, risks in the supply chain are growing as companies have less and less knowledge of the countries and the regions where they may be purchasing or...
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UPDATE: United signs letter of intent to negotiate purchase of 20 million gallons of biofuel

UPDATE: United signs letter of intent to negotiate purchase of 20 million gallons of biofuel | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
United Continental Holdings announced on Monday that its subsidiary Continental Airlines operated the first U.S. commercial flight powered by advanced biofuels.
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Covalence EthicalQuote » Levi’s Launches Sustainable-Cotton Jeans

Covalence EthicalQuote » Levi’s Launches Sustainable-Cotton Jeans | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
As one of the largest denim producers in the world, Levi Strauss & Co. wanted to make a difference in people’s lives that extended beyond fashion. As part of this strategy, the company is releasing 2 million pairs of jeans made with sustainably grown cotton
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Hasbro Sets Stringent Requirements for Sustainable Paper Procurement | 2Sustain

Hasbro Sets Stringent Requirements for Sustainable Paper Procurement | 2Sustain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, toy and game maker Hasbro, Inc. directed its suppliers to stop using paper sourced from unsustainably managed forests.

Now, the company has unveiled a comprehensive policy intended to ensure that all procurement decisions align with the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and support sustainable forest management.

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