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Railsponsible encourages responsible procurement

Railsponsible encourages responsible procurement | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Railsponsible’s immediate ambition is to promote and reinforce the initiative and to welcome more members. The body is also striving to further simplify the assessment processes for suppliers and to make CSR one of the key selection criteria in the tendering phase.
The next Railsponsible initiative meeting will be held at InnoTrans 2016 in Berlin. Most of Railsponsible’s member CPOs will gather for a discussion at the European Railway Industry Association (Unife) stand on September 21. During this event, the CPOs will present Railsponsible’s achievements over the past year and outline its strategy up to 2020. A ceremony to award CSR best-in-class suppliers will also be held.

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Since the launch of the Railsponsible initiative, more than 460 suppliers have been assessed by EcoVadis

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La RSE ou l’obligation de prévenir les risques de harcèlement moral 

La RSE ou l’obligation de prévenir les risques de harcèlement moral  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Il arrive que des salariés soient victimes de faits de harcèlement moral au sein d’une entreprise. La loi ainsi que les différentes décisions de la Cour de cassation démontrent une protection accrue des salariés contre toute atteinte à leur santé ou sécurité. La Cour de cassation pose une obligation générale de sécurité et de résultat. L’employeur est le premier responsable de la mise en œuvre de cette protection.
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En tant qu’employeur, vous devez assurer la sécurité de vos salariés sous peine d’engager votre responsabilité pénale.

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Supply chain & droits humains

Supply chain & droits humains | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
L’Organisation Internationale du Travail estime qu’1 emploi sur 5 dans le monde est aujourd’hui lié à une chaine d’approvisionnement. Selon la Confédération Syndicale Internationale (CSI), « dans l’économie réelle, 60% des échanges commerciaux sont dépendants des chaines d’approvisionnement des grandes entreprises mondiales ».
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Les conséquences pour les entreprises ne respectant pas les droits humains sont non seulement juridiques et judiciaires mais aussi économiques, financières et réputationnelles. Et vous, êtes-vous engagé envers la protection des droits humains dans votre chaine d’approvisionnement ?

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BNP Paribas and PUMA launch innovative financing program for suppliers to reward social and environmental standards - BNP Paribas

“The program launched with PUMA highlights the growing importance of sustainability matters across industries and demonstrates BNP Paribas’ ability to implement such innovative financing solutions. It is also a testimony of PUMA’s strong innovation capacity as a leading-mover in the industry.
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Bravo to Puma for connecting supplier sustainability performance with direct incentives (better financing)!

This is a follow up to the program Puma announced with International Finance corp (IFC) in April. This is very similar to a program Levi Strauss announced in Nov 2014.

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Le Global Compact France et la CGPME signent un partenariat pour promouvoir la RSE auprès des PME

Le Global Compact France et la CGPME signent un partenariat pour promouvoir la RSE auprès des PME | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

La CGPME et le Global Compact France sont convaincus qu’une meilleure prise en compte de la responsabilité sociétale dans la stratégie globale de l’entreprise, sa relation avec ses parties prenantes, sa gouvernance, ses opérations, la formation continue de ses collaborateurs, un recrutement diversifié, et la mise en place d’actions innovantes apportent de nombreux bénéfices à leur fonctionnement, la fidélisation de leurs collaborateurs, leur performance économique et leur image sur le long terme.

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Grâce à cet accord, les PME françaises seront encourangées à mettre en place des démarches responsables, en fonction des moyens à disposition

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CDP to Score Companies’ Supply Chain Carbon Management 

CDP to Score Companies’ Supply Chain Carbon Management  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The CDP supplier engagement rating will score all companies that disclose to the 2016 CDP supply chain questionnaire. CDP supply chain members (purchasing organizations that request data from their suppliers via CDP) that themselves disclose to the supply chain or climate change questionnaire will also be evaluated on supplier engagement.
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CDP supply chain program will soon start rating companies on how well they manage carbon and climate change in the supply chain

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Gaz polluants: les entreprises vont devoir être plus transparentes

Gaz polluants: les entreprises vont devoir être plus transparentes | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
La mesure s'appliquera à compter des rapports RSE portant sur l'exercice 2016, qui seront publiés l'an prochain. "Ce décret vient compléter la mise en œuvre des dispositions de l'article 173 de la loi de transition énergétique pour la croissance verte visant à réorienter les investissements en faveur de la transition énergétique", soulignent Bercy et le ministère de l'Ecologie.
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Les grandes entreprises devront être plus transparentes sur leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre (directes et indirectes) à partir de l'année prochaine

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Henkel and BASF’s Industry Partnership with Solidaridad Demonstrate Manufacturer Commitment to Sustainable Palm Oil

Henkel and BASF’s Industry Partnership with Solidaridad Demonstrate Manufacturer Commitment to Sustainable Palm Oil | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
“We believe that we can only find solutions for sustainable, certified palm oil products by working together to preserve the forests and improve the living conditions of the people in the farming areas,” according to Jan-Peter Sander of BASF Personal Care Europe.
EcoVadis's insight:

Great to see two of our clients, Henkel and BASF, working together to promote sustainable palm oil production; and at the same time helping reduce destroyed endangered species habitats and having less human rights abuses in their supply chain.

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How These 50 Companies Are Changing the World

How These 50 Companies Are Changing the World | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The Fortune Change the World 2016 list is our look at 50 companies that do well by doing good.
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Congrats - and thanks - to our clients who are changing the world for the better: GSK, Nestle, Schneider Electric, Johnson and Johnson, Heineken, and more to be announced soon...

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First International Standard for sustainable procurement nears publication 

First International Standard for sustainable procurement nears publication  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

A new standard in development, ISO 20400, Sustainable procurement – Guidance, will provide guidelines for organizations wanting to integrate sustainability into their procurement processes. It has just reached a second Draft International Standard (DIS) stage, meaning interested parties can once more submit feedback on the draft before final publication in 2017.

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The long awaited ISO 20400 is nearing finalization. It will complement ISO 26000 (Guidance on Social Responsibility) by enabling organisations to contribute to sustainable development by minimizing their impact on the environment and handling human rights issues.

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Surveys reveal growing consumer demand for food supply chain ethics

Surveys reveal growing consumer demand for food supply chain ethics | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

92% of shoppers stated that food companies should concentrate efforts on securing the future sustainability of food..The view that Government should be held accountable for the long-term sustainability of food production was held by 85% of the survey's circa 1,000 respondents.

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Great to see more and more customers urging companies and governments to take actions to ensure sustainable food production for future generations.

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7 Steps Leading Corporations are Implementing to Achieve Resilient Supply Chains

7 Steps Leading Corporations are Implementing to Achieve Resilient Supply Chains | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The report reveals information from interviews conducted with 70 companies across different regions, sectors, and business models. Despite the vast differences between these companies and how they conduct business, several common themes emerged, highlighting how they have embedded sustainable practices throughout their supply chains. Some of the major themes include shared commitment, collaboration, and the use of technology as a “transparency enabler.”
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Interesting report from UNGC & EY which urges chief executives to set supply chain sustainability as a top corporate priority and to better engage suppliers beyond Tier 1

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Where Business and Sustainability Meet in the Pulp and Paper Industry

Where Business and Sustainability Meet in the Pulp and Paper Industry | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Tracing a supply chain can be complicated. We started doing chain-of-custody auditing and certification in 1990 — creating the strong link between the forest source and the products we all consume. At first this was considered impossible.
Since then, certification programs, including chain of custody certification, have become accepted as an important part of our industry — reinforcing accountability and responsibility. Recognized, high quality third-party certification programs are not a panacea, but they can help ensure that forests are managed in a responsible, sustainable, and transparent manner.  

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Paige Goff, VP, Sustainability and Business Communications at Domtar, and Richard Z. Donovan, Senior VP and VP of Forestry, Rainforest Alliance discuss how sustainability plays a role in pulp and paper products.
 
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Le travail forcé, un esclavage moderne dans les chaînes d’approvisionnement

Le travail forcé, un esclavage moderne dans les chaînes d’approvisionnement | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
90% des victimes sont exploitées par des particuliers ou des entreprises privées, tandis que 10% sont contraintes de travailler par l’État, par des groupes militaires rebelles ou en prison dans des conditions qui contreviennent aux normes fondamentales de l’OIT.
EcoVadis's insight:

De nouvelles lois commencent à voir le jour pour obliger les entreprises à gérer le risque d’esclavage moderne dans leur chaîne d’approvisionnement. Que faites vous pour gérer ce problème au sein de votre entreprise ?

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The 'ignored’ commodity: Confectioners face tough choice on sugar sustainability

The 'ignored’ commodity: Confectioners face tough choice on sugar sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

..sugar sustainability is below the radar in confectionery as NGOs have not taken as strong a stance as with other commodities, choosing instead to focus on the sugar health debate.
“I don’t think the confectionery industry has grasped this yet,” said Usher, Bonsucro Chief Executive. “It’s the largest agricultural commodity that no-one cares about. It’s ignored and that’s something we are trying to put right.”

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Great to see companies such as Ferrero, Mars, Nestlé and Mondelez actively engaged to source sustainably from developing countries.

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The necessity of sustainable supply chains

The necessity of sustainable supply chains | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Sustainable operations are no longer nice to have, but a necessity for doing business and avoiding social and legal backlash. Sustainability is increasingly top of mind for consumers, and they will likely take their business elsewhere if a brand is found to be in violation of their ethical standards. In addition to increased social consciousness, the regulatory consequences that noncompliant businesses face are immense.
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Pierre-François Thaler - EcoVadis' Co-CEO - talks to Supply Chain Digital on the importance of making supply chain operations safer and more sustainable

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RSE : les entreprises azuréennes s’engagent | la Gazette de la Côte d'Azur

Les signataires sont non seulement des PME, engagées dans une démarche de Responsabilité Sociétale des Entreprises (RSE), mais également de grandes entreprises implantées sur le territoire azuréen, dont certaines ont déjà signé ces chartes au niveau national et qui souhaitent décliner ces engagements au niveau local.
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Une vingtaine d'entreprises azuréennes confirmeront leur engagement commun en signant la Charte Relations Fournisseur Responsable et le Global Compact ; et vous, suivez-vous cette tendance ?

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How to root out slavery in your supply chain

How to root out slavery in your supply chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
According to the International Labor Organisation, nearly 21 million people worldwide are victims of forced labour, and even in the UK an estimated 13,000 people are in modern slavery. Despite calls for and some attempts at ‘reshoring’ of manufacturing, supply chains are getting ever more complex, which makes it harder to spot problems
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Companies getting caught procuring from unreliable suppliers can cause explosive reputational damage. Are you ensuring that you are not profiting on the backs of abused workers?

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75% of businesses find sustainability challenging | Engerati - Energy Management

75% of businesses find sustainability challenging | Engerati - Energy Management | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Only 7% of professionals surveyed as part of the research for the report said that “sustaining the business model” is their organisation’s primary motivation for engaging in sustainability. The report shows that the three main reasons for organisations engaging in sustainability are to improve reputation, address client expectations and transform their business, but many face challenges such as finance, lack of management support and clear strategic or operational alignment. In fact, 75% of professionals indicate that sustainable procurement is proving to be a significant ongoing challenge.
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A recent research shows that businesses cannot rely only on "business as usual approach" and that it is not too late for them to turn their back on "sustainability trade-offs" towards a new age of innovation of sustainability challenges.

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Law firms urged to lead fight against modern slavery - Legal Futures

Law firms urged to lead fight against modern slavery - Legal Futures | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The new prime minister, Theresa May, has made combating modern slavery in the UK a priority, describing the crime as “the great human rights issue of our time”.
She announced a review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which requires large organisations, including law firms, to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement, beginning this year. In the Act’s first year, 289 modern slavery offenses were prosecuted.

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Law societies across the world are urged to ensure that  they review their suppliers to determine that they are not inadvertently enabling exploitation.

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Sustainable Rubber briefing: Michelin zero-deforestation pledge raises hopes for responsible sourcing | Ethical Corporation

Sustainable Rubber briefing: Michelin zero-deforestation pledge raises hopes for responsible sourcing | Ethical Corporation | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The tyre maker – the world’s largest buyer of natural rubber – announced this summer that it has begun tracing its entire rubber supply chain, the first big company to make such a commitment.
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Great to see our client Michelin committing to eliminate rubber from deforested areas from its supply chain

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Cherie Blair and Miriam González: why companies must act on slavery law

Cherie Blair and Miriam González: why companies must act on slavery law | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Nearly 46 million people are enslaved globally – an estimated 12,000 of them in the UK – generating illegal profits of $150bn (£114bn). However unwittingly, British consumers and businesses are sustaining this cruel exploitation, with slavery likely to exist in the overseas supply chains of most large UK companies.
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Prime Minister, Theresa May, has established a government task force (with £33m in funding) which, together with the independent anti-slavery commissioner she appointed, is tasked with suppressing on what she described as “the greatest human rights issue of our time”.

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Movement Toward Sustainable Cotton Spearheaded by Global Brands and NGOs

Movement Toward Sustainable Cotton Spearheaded by Global Brands and NGOs | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Cotton is responsible for 2.6% of the global water footprint for consumer goods, and the cotton industry is responsible for the use of 10% of agricultural chemicals used worldwide. Demand for sustainable and fair trade cotton has increased as environmental and human rights issues throughout the supply chain have become more visible.
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Great to see that International companies are working to improve the living conditions of cotton farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Adding Value, Sustainability to the Supply Chain by Recycling the Unrecyclable | Sustainable Brands

Adding Value, Sustainability to the Supply Chain by Recycling the Unrecyclable | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Henkel is changing the trajectory of its industrial waste materials from conventional, linear disposal towards a circular solution, providing consumers a new recycling option for industrial materials typically considered non-recyclable.

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Great to see our client Henkel undertaking such an extensive recycling initiative

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China, India Among 25 Economies Posing ‘Extreme’ Supply Chain Risks | CFO innovation ASIA

Modern slavery constitutes a ‘high’ or ‘extreme risk’ in 115 countries. The research concludes that Asian and African commodity producers and manufacturing countries pose the greatest challenge to companies navigating new legislation on supply chain disclosure, such as the UK Modern Slavery Act.
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Interesting research which analyses the breadth of national legislation; the quality of law enforcement; and reported evidence of trafficking, forced labour, servitude and slavery.

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