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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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PepsiCo to launch global ethical-farming standards

Director of sustainable development says firm is aiming to put economic value on environmental and social impacts of supply chain...
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TV company takes millions from Malaysian government to make documentaries for BBC

TV company takes millions from Malaysian government to make documentaries for BBC | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The BBC has launched an investigation into how it broadcast to millions of people around the world programmes made by a company that had received millions of pounds in payments from the government of Malaysia.
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How She Leads: Gap Inc.'s Kindley Walsh Lawlor

How She Leads: Gap Inc.'s Kindley Walsh Lawlor | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

At the "cut-sew level" of the supply chain, we focus most heavily on human rights. We have a 700-point code that we check in all of our factories, which includes social and environmental criteria. The data have also shown us another area where we have the opportunity to make a big impact is the water that comes out of the textile laundries.

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Disclosure Requirements on Slavery and Human Trafficking

Rachelle Jackson discusses the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act (SB 657) and what companies need to know about disclosing their efforts to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains.
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Weeding out worker exploitation

Weeding out worker exploitation | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Can you be sure that your sourcing does not exploit workers in your supply chain? More vigilance will not only protect those involved, but also benefit your organisation’s brand.

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Dolce & Gabbana in dock over 'killer jeans'

Dolce & Gabbana in dock over 'killer jeans' | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Campaign calls for fashion houses to stop using sandblasting, a technique for producing denim with artificially worn look...
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New Standards in Sustainable Procurement

New Standards in Sustainable Procurement | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Most organisations have the potential to use their spending power to influence more sustainable behaviour - but few do. This article looks into resistance to innovation, and the need for a common set of standards to work from and significant behaviour change to consider wider aspects of procurement, innovation and assurance.


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Pharma Companies Face a Supply Chain Sustainability Opportunity

Pharma Companies Face a Supply Chain Sustainability Opportunity | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

While pharmaceutical companies are serious about sustainability, they have to date focused on internal operations. There is opportunity for a company to take the lead by extending their goals to cover supply chain sustainability.


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Greening China’s Fish and Fish Products Market Supply Chains

Greening China’s Fish and Fish Products Market Supply Chains | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
China’s role in market supply chains is especially important. There is worldwide interest in the greening of these supply chains, taking into account sustainability impacts on species and stocks, as well as ecosystems within China and elsewhere in the supply chains. International certification processes such as those of the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and various seafood consumptions guides are examples of how this international interest is shifting global production, processing, trade and consumption patterns.

The Publications Centre of the International Institute for Sustainable Development houses the institute's books, papers, videos and other outputs. Almost all are available for free download.
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Businesses ignoring supplier sustainability

Businesses ignoring supplier sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
How do you square sustainability with sourcing the bulk of your products in China?
That question was the elephant in the room for The Warehouse when Trevor Johnston began working there 10 years ago.A decade on, the reds sheds have tackled the elephant but a new survey suggests many companies have not.
Whether outsourcing or not, fewer than a quarter of those surveyed for this year's ShapeNZ Fairfax Business and Consumer Survey said their organisation actively bought goods and services from suppliers who acted sustainably.
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WRI and WBCSD Update Guide to Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-Based Products | WRI Insights

WRI and WBCSD Update Guide to Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-Based Products | WRI Insights | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
WRI and the WBCSD have released an update to the guide “Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-Based Products.” The guide is meant to help company managers—who are charged with making large purchases of wood and paper products but may not have the time or the knowledge to navigate all the different resources— as they develop and implement their procurement policies.
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Lego Drops APP Packaging After Greenpeace Campaign - Environmental Leader

Lego Drops APP Packaging After Greenpeace Campaign - Environmental Leader | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Environmental LeaderLego Drops APP Packaging After Greenpeace CampaignEnvironmental LeaderThe non-profit also called on the companies to implement new sustainable procurement policies for purchase of all pulp and paper products.
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Cleaning Up Brand Names' Supply Chains

“Raising awareness to these issues is fine and having companies make pledges like this are important,” according to Mr. Olson, but developing durable solutions are much more complex and require involvement of local governments and non-profit or non-governmental organizations. “It’s very much a development issue,” he said, “you have to be careful not to dictate certain kinds of environmental improvement at the expense of the communities that rely on this economic activity.”

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Sustainable Sourcing: How much should sustainability cost?

Sustainable Sourcing: How much should sustainability cost? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Two views have dominated a lot of the conversations I’ve had about sustainable sourcing recently. One is that it’s an investment rather than a cost – the potential impact on the topline, in some industries anyway, merits the effort and expense to adapt to more sustainable procurement policies. The other is that you only need to spend as much as it takes to avoid a scandal.

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‘Forced overtime’ claim in H&M mass fainting

Staff at the garment factory in Kampong Chnnang where more than 100 workers fainted on Tuesday morning while making knitwear for global brand H&M had been forced to work overtime of up to six hours a day for about two months prior to the incident, a representative of their union said yesterday.

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Zara Caught In 'Slave Labor' Scandal | greengopost.com

Zara Caught In 'Slave Labor' Scandal | greengopost.com | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
On Tuesday night, Zara, the Spanish-based, global clothing giant was implicated in a slave labor scandal, as reported on Brazilian television.
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Nike and Puma Commit to Eliminate Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals | 2Sustain

Earlier this summer, Greenpeace challenged major clothing brands, including Nike, Puma and Adidas, to eliminate the release of all hazardous chemicals across their supply chains.

 

I’m very pleased to report that within the past month or so, both Nike and Puma have announced significant commitments to “detox.”

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Nestlé to establish sustainable coffee factory in Vietnam

Nestlé to establish sustainable coffee factory in Vietnam | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Food company Nestlé plans to source 30,000 tonnes of coffee from Vietnamese farmers once it has established a new factory in the country.

It aims to provide business to 16,000 local farmers once it has built a $270 million (£167 million) coffee-production facility in the Dong Nai region.

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Why UPS Takes Its Role as a Green Supply Chain Seriously

Why UPS Takes Its Role as a Green Supply Chain Seriously | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

UPS's ninth annual sustainability report continues to dig deeper, providing data on a range of impacts. UPS CSO says the company is aware it's performance affects the sustainability of its customers' supply chains, and provides the data to help them better track their own Scope 3 footprint.


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Congresswoman Maloney Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Fight Human Trafficking in Supply Chains (USA)

Congresswoman Maloney Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Fight Human Trafficking in Supply Chains (USA) | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

“Human trafficking is the slavery of the 21st century. It is estimated that nearly 12.3 million people are working in some form of forced labor worldwide. We have seen a global shift in trafficking in weapons and drugs to trafficking in children and humans. Drugs and guns can be used only once, but the human body can be used over and over again. We must use every tool available to help men, women, and children around the world who are enslaved,” said Maloney.

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90,000 workers strike at adidas supplier | Oxfam Blogs

90,000 workers strike at adidas supplier | Oxfam Blogs | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
A Vietnamese labour group reports that low wages and inhumane treatment have lead 90,000 workers to strike at the Pou Yuen adidas suppler in Ho Chi Minh City.
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What If E-Waste Could Report Information Back About Itself?

What If E-Waste Could Report Information Back About Itself? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
MIT's "Backtalk" project outfitted discarded laptops and other e-waste with tracking technology to create a visualization of our gadgets' "second lives."
There's a cell-phone recycling bin in my supermarket that I've tossed old bricks into when I get the newer, sexier model. But I do wonder what really happens to the stuff I toss in there: Does it get shipped off to Africa, where the precious metals are smelted out by hand over a toxic-fume-spewing open flame? Or does it just end up in a dump or landfill somewhere, good intentions about "recycling" be damned?
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How the CDP is Pushing Supply Chain Carbon Reporting Forward

How the CDP is Pushing Supply Chain Carbon Reporting Forward | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Every year around this time, thousands of businesses that supply some of the globe's largest companies file reports with the Carbon Disclosure Project. The organization expects a record number of those filings this summer.
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