Sustainable Procurement News
Latest news, trends, ideas on Sustainable / Responsible Procurement and Green Supply Chain from EcoVadis
Curated by EcoVadis
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

World Fishing & Aquaculture | MSC and Chinese partners announce commitment to sustainability

On World Oceans Day last week, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), together with leading Chinese partners including China’s largest online marketplace Tmall.com, announced their commitment to sustainable seafood procurement.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Réputation : "Les entreprises ne peuvent plus seulement communiquer sur leurs produits ou leurs performances financières"

Réputation : "Les entreprises ne peuvent plus seulement communiquer sur leurs produits ou leurs performances financières" | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
La France est en ligne avec le reste du monde : l’étude que nous avons publiée début juin montre que la RSE compte pour 43,3% dans la réputation des entreprises, soit 2,5 points de plus qu’en 2016. Par comparaison, le score est de 42,9% pour les États-Unis et 41% pour la Chine. Mais ce qui distingue la France, c’est le poids des indécis, qui déclarent ne pas savoir ce que les entreprises - dont ils sont pourtant familiers (1) - font en matière de RSE. Ils sont plus de 75% !
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

New CDP Data Reveals US Suppliers Represent One-Third Global Carbon Reduction Opportunities | Sustainable Brands

New CDP Data Reveals US Suppliers Represent One-Third Global Carbon Reduction Opportunities | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

“Businesses in the United States are well aware of the enormous benefits from taking climate action, which is good for both the bottom line and the planet. They are now taking what they have learned and cascading it down into their supply chains,” said Dexter Galvin, Head of Supply Chain at CDP.

EcoVadis's insight:

Especially in light of recent decisions made on the part of the U.S. federal government, it is now more important than even that sustainability leadership comes from businesses. The supply chain of many U.S. companies provides an ideal opportunity to do just that.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Innovation to keep Asia's water flowing

Innovation to keep Asia's water flowing | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

What is Singapore’s secret to achieving the seemingly impossible goal of water independence? The answer lies in two of the country’s other national taps: Desalinated water and high-grade reclaimed water, known locally as NEWater.
Together, the two sources make up about 55 per cent of Singapore’s water supply. By 2060, the government expects that they will meet as much as 85 per cent of demand.

EcoVadis's insight:

Making clean water accessible and sustainable will continue to be Singapore's aim for the next five years, and beyond.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

China to release plan for tackling e-waste by end of year

China to release plan for tackling e-waste by end of year | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
By the end of 2017, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and other government bodies must put forward a proposal for recycling of electric (devices that use electricity, such as fridges, hairdriers and microwaves) and electronic products (devices that alter electric currents internally using switches, such as computers or mobile phones).
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

CEOs Are Getting Fired for Ethical Lapses More Than They Used To

CEOs Are Getting Fired for Ethical Lapses More Than They Used To | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Companies have become much more likely to dismiss their chief executive officers over the last several years because of a scandal or improper conduct by the CEO or other employees — including fraud, bribery, insider trading, inflated resumes, and sexual indiscretions.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

CHEP: Shared and reusable assets are key to circular economy, sustainability

“We know 90% of efficiency and sustainability opportunities come through the supply chain,” said Juan Jose Freijo, Global Director of Sustainability, Brambles. “While there are barriers to scaling up globally and we have a long way to go in creating a truly circular economy powered by a circular supply chain, this data shows the vision is achievable and the strategy is working.”

EcoVadis's insight:

How does a company create a circular supply chain? CHEP believes the answer may lie in extending the design process of a product to include considerations of that product's global supply chain.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

What To Do When Slavery Is Revealed In Your Supply-Chain - Blog | Procurious

What To Do When Slavery Is Revealed In Your Supply-Chain - Blog | Procurious | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Read about What To Do When Slavery Is Revealed In Your Supply-Chain - Blog | Procurious on Procurious' blog, to learn more about how to develop your procurement professional network and knowledge. Find out more!
EcoVadis's insight:

Modern slavery, First rule: Don't panic -transparency is step 1. Second: Don't systematically 'pull out' of a country.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Over 80% of supermarket seafood now sourced responsibly

Over 80% of supermarket seafood now sourced responsibly | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
A Sustainable Seafood Coalition (SSC) report published this week, found that responsible sourcing was up from 68% in 2011 - when a study by environmental law firm ClientEarth claimed supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s and Marks & Spencer were potentially misleading customers with sustainability claims.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Sustainable Packaging Options No Longer Just 'Nice to Have,' Say Retailers - Environmental Leader

Sustainable Packaging Options No Longer Just 'Nice to Have,' Say Retailers - Environmental Leader | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Packaging materials are extremely visible to the consumer, and retailers, packaged product suppliers, governments, regulators, NGOs and environmental groups are placing intense and growing pressures on packaging manufacturers to develop environmentally-friendly materials, packaging designs and end-of-life processes.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Fashion Transparency Index 2017 Released: How Do Your Favorite Brands Rank?

Fashion Transparency Index 2017 Released: How Do Your Favorite Brands Rank? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Just in its second year, the Fashion Transparency Index ranks 100 of the biggest global fashion and apparel brands based on how much information they disclose about their suppliers, supply chain policies, and social and environmental consequences.

Adidas and Reebok scored the highest and Dior, L.L. Bean and Forever 21 scored among the lowest in this year’s Fashion Transparency Index. 

EcoVadis's insight:

People want to know how their clothes are made - how important is transparency to you?

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Renewable energy trends to keep an eye on in 2017

Renewable energy trends to keep an eye on in 2017 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Power For All, a global campaign to accelerate the deployment of market-based, decentralized renewable energy (seen as the key to achieving universal energy access) have said the following: “The international community is united by a global mandate and moral imperative to deliver, in just over a decade, affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy access to the billions of people who live in energy poverty.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Using “Storied Plastics” in Consumer Product Packaging

Using “Storied Plastics” in Consumer Product Packaging | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Consumers say they are more likely to patronize companies committed to making positive social and environmental impacts, and one of the mos
EcoVadis's insight:

Circular economy principles with a twist, more pressure to digitize supply chains for packaging traceability...

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Pour les investisseurs, la RSE rime avec des gains de long terme

Pour les investisseurs, la RSE rime avec des gains de long terme | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
La tendance est claire : de plus en plus d’investisseurs croient que la RSE et l’intégration des critères environnementaux et sociaux dans leurs portefeuilles est une manière d’établir une stratégie de gains de long terme. Et ils ont raison.

more...
Herve Gbego's curator insight, June 14, 2017 4:48 AM

Pour les investisseurs, la #RSE rime avec des gains de long terme

Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Certification : Rainforest Alliance et UTZ fusionnent

Rainforest Alliance et UTZ, deux grandes organisations mondiales leaders de la certification durable, ont annoncé leur intention de fusionner. Celle-ci se concrétisera au cours de l’année. La nouvelle organisation sera nommée Rainforest Alliance.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Supermarkets put on notice to cut waste or lose customer

Supermarkets put on notice to cut waste or lose customer | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Changing consumer preferences - and heightened awareness about the cost of waste - mean retailers need to adapt quickly if they want to keep current consumers happy and attract new ones, said Liz Goodwin of the US-based World Resources Institute think tank.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

10 things you need to know about the Better Business, Better World report

10 things you need to know about the Better Business, Better World report | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Released on World Environment Day, the newly published report offers valuable insight into how companies can unlock US$5 trillion in business opportunities in Asia by adopting sustainable development principles.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Décathlon, SEB et BIC en tête des entreprises ayant la meilleure réputation RSE en France

Décathlon, SEB et BIC. C’est le trio de tête des entreprises ayant la meilleure réputation RSE en France selon le baromètre REP TRAK®, réalisé par le cabinet de recherche et de conseil Reputation Institute.  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Sustainable procurement: Why you need to know about ISO 20400

Sustainable procurement: Why you need to know about ISO 20400 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Jacques Schramm, chair of ISO/PC 277, the committee that developed the standard, said the risks of not understanding and managing practices throughout the whole supply chain were great. “At best, poor quality products or ruptures of stock can result. At worst, disasters like the Rana Plaza [collapse] in Bangladesh in 2013 can happen. Sustainable procurement helps to minimise risks such as these by encouraging buyers and suppliers to work closely together for a better result for all.”

EcoVadis's insight:

The ISO 20400 is the first comprehensive global standard relating to sustainable procurement, and as such it is vitally important for any company who wants to maximize its positive social and environmental impacts to be familiar with it.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Unilever moves to close the loop on polluting plastic sachets

Unilever moves to close the loop on polluting plastic sachets | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

"There is a “clear economic case” for more circular production processes, Chaudhury said. She pointed to research that has found that 95 per cent of the value of plastic packaging is lost after its first use, which totals some $80-$120 billion."

EcoVadis's insight:

What is good for the environment can also be good for the bottom line! Great to see clients taking action on plastic recycling in this important but often overlooked sector of the market.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

It’s Standard Practice To Be Sustainable | An Interview with Standard Issue

It’s Standard Practice To Be Sustainable | An Interview with Standard Issue | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Today, Standard Issue, and brands like this, are considered progressive and advanced [they are a minority] in lessening the environmental impact of textile wastes and contributing to the socio-economic factor of a sustainable practice.  Tomorrow, let’s hope this will be the norm [the majority] for the industry.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

India ​to legalise mica mining in bid to tackle endemic child labour

India ​to legalise mica mining in bid to tackle endemic child labour | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The announcement comes nearly a year after a series of Guardian investigations into mica found that crippling poverty forces many families and their children to mine the highly prized mineral, with as many as 20,000 children believed to be working in the mines, about 90% of which are illegal.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

The G20's time for climate leadership

The G20's time for climate leadership | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The G20 must confront its biggest challenge, which is a lack of climate action by global superpowers such as the United States, says Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations director Teresa Ribera.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

Can Apple close the loop? Tech giant targets 100% recycled material

Apple is aiming to use 100 percent recycled materials to make its iPhones, Macbooks and other electronics products in the future in a bid to reduce its reliance on mined raw materials, the company revealed last week.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by EcoVadis
Scoop.it!

New ratings system at Audi: sustainability is decisive for placing orders with suppliers 

New ratings system at Audi: sustainability is decisive for placing orders with suppliers  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
AUDI AG has introduced sustainability ratings for its suppliers this April. The objective is that in the future, orders will only be placed with suppliers that obtain a positive rating. Audi is therefore increasing its commitment to achieving a sustainable value chain. The ratings are based on checks carried out at the suppliers’ production plants as well as on self disclosure.
more...
No comment yet.

Interested in Sustainable Procurement News?

Sign up to the EcoVadis newsletter. We won't spam you, promise.