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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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Companies should combine financial and sustainability reporting | Supply Management

Companies should combine financial and sustainability reporting | Supply Management | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Companies need to change the way they report their performance to cater for increasingly globalised supply chains, a report claims. The organisation also said the new system would have a positive impact on supply chains. It will increase transparency, which will in turn boost trust and engagement throughout the supply chain. Closer ties between finance and sustainability should also improve risk management.

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Why are H&M clothing stitchers fainting in Cambodia?

Why are H&M clothing stitchers fainting in Cambodia? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Poor ventiliation? Malnutrition? Or a bizarre "psychological phenomnenon" that only affects Cambodian factory workers?

All have been blamed for a rash of mass faintings in two different garment factories that supply H&M stores with cheap and chic clothing.

Last week, 200 garment workers keeled over inside a provincial Cambodian factory, according to Radio Free Asia. Days before, nearly 100 passed out. At an entirely different factory in the capital, Phnom Penh, another 40 fainted, reports the Phnom Penh Post.

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China appeals raw materials WTO case | EurActiv

China appeals raw materials WTO case | EurActiv | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
China has appealed a World Trade Organisation ruling against its export
policies on raw materials, the Ministry of Commerce said, in a move which
could have implications for its rare earth exports.
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Sustainable Packaging's New Definition Emphasizes Lifecycle Impacts

Sustainable Packaging's New Definition Emphasizes Lifecycle Impacts | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
 The Sustainable Packaging Coalition puts a bigger emphasis on a package's lifecycle impacts with its updated definition of sustainable packaging.
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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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UNIDO and METRO Group extend their alliance for sustainable food supplies

UNIDO and METRO Group extend their alliance for sustainable food supplies | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

METRO Group and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will ramp up their joint commitment to more efficient supply chains and better food supplies.

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Perspectives in Responsible Sourcing: Raising the Bar for Human Rights, Social and Environmental Due Diligence in Investments

On August 1, 2011, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) released its newly revised Environmental and Social Standards and Access to Information Policy. ... In addition, PS 2 requires the client to put in place and implement policies on the quality and management of worker accommodation and provision of basic services. Monitoring of third party employers and ensuring contracted workers have access to a grievance mechanism has also been incorporated into the updated PS 2. Moreover, the supply chain provision under Performance Standard 2 has been expanded to require monitoring of suppliers where “there is a high risk of significant safety issues” in addition to the previously stated risks or incidents of child and/or forced labor.

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Apple attacked over pollution in China - FT.com

Apple attacked over pollution in China - FT.com | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Chinese environmental groups have accused Apple suppliers in the country of systemic pollution, underscoring the pressures on one of the world’s biggest companies as opposition grows in China to environmental degradation as the cost of economic...
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