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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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EcoVadis solution chosen by RENAULT to assess suppliers' CSR ...

EcoVadis solution chosen by RENAULT to assess suppliers' CSR ... | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
EcoVadis solution chosen by RENAULT to assess suppliers' CSR performance.
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Keeping it Simple: Seven Action Steps for Manufacturers and Suppliers to Climb Up the Sustainability Ladder « ValueStreaming

Keeping it Simple: Seven Action Steps for Manufacturers and Suppliers to Climb Up the Sustainability Ladder « ValueStreaming | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Simplicity often trumps complexity when getting started down the sustainability path. This is particularly true if companies are starting from scratch, or lack deep financial or personnel resources. So before companies start to feel overwhelmed, there are ways to “ease” into sustainability, without the stress.
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News - Toyota Named Green Supply Chain Partner By Inbound Logistics For Third Consecutive Year

News - Toyota Named Green Supply Chain Partner By Inbound Logistics For Third Consecutive Year | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
IRVINE, Calif., (June 29, 2011) – Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), has been named as one of 75 Green Supply Chain Partners in Inbound Logistics Magazine’s annual listing for the third consecutive year, since the award’s inception.
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Supply Chain, Not Sustainability, Should Manage Your Carbon Footprinting - Ellie Moss - Harvard Business Review

Supply Chain, Not Sustainability, Should Manage Your Carbon Footprinting - Ellie Moss - Harvard Business Review | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Business bloggers at Harvard Business Review discuss a variety of business topics including managing people, innovation, leadership, and more.
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Sourcing sustainable tea in China | News | Unilever Global

Sourcing sustainable tea in China | News | Unilever Global | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Unilever is set to support tea farmers in China’s Yunnan province through sustainable trade and training.
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Green Supply Chain: Changing the Corporate World while Saving the Environment

Companies are realizing that by using a green supply chain for their business, they can reduce costs and gain a competitive advantage while helping the environment.
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Tool hire firm helps suppliers with sustainability

Tool hire firm helps suppliers with sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Speedy Hire, a construction equipment rental and support services firm, has launched a strategy to help suppliers meet its sustainability requirements.
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Cadbury Goes Fairtrade in South Africa

Cadbury Goes Fairtrade in South Africa | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Kraft Foods announced that their Cadbury Dairy Milk [plain] bar will be the first Fairtrade certified confectionery available in South Africa. Cadbury’s first step into Fairtrade came in 2009 in the UK and the company has since converted Cadbury’s Dairy Milk to Fairtrade Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. In South Africa, some 1.4 million Cadbury Dairy Milk [plain] bars are sold every year.
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How to Build Sustainability Into Your Supply Chain

How to Build Sustainability Into Your Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Sourcing and transporting goods can be the most overlooked—and inefficient—parts of how a business is structured. Here's how to examine and improve the environmental, economic, and social impact of your supply chain.
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- McDonalds serves up sustainable fish in Europe

- McDonalds serves up sustainable fish in Europe | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
McDonald's has vowed to improve sustainability in its European fish supply chain with the announcement that customers will be able to buy Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified sustainable fish in its restaurants across the region from October...
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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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Greenpeace Takes Adidas and Nike to the Cleaners. Who's Responsible?

Greenpeace Takes Adidas and Nike to the Cleaners. Who's Responsible? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Greenpeace Takes Adidas and Nike to the Cleaners. Who's Responsible?Sustainable Business Forum“This is a classic law versus CSR problem. The law here in China allows for this activity, yet the allegation is that this is a harmful activity.
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Bombardier Transportation Announces Winners of its Sustainable Supplier Awards

Bombardier Transportation Announces Winners of its Sustainable Supplier Awards | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
ABB received the award for its long-term engagement and continuous improvement in CSR. The awards were presented by Pierre Attendu, Vice President Operations and Chief Procurement Officer, Bombardier Transportation, and Christoph ...
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Sustainable supply chain recognition for M&S | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management

Sustainable supply chain recognition for M&S | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Marks & Spencer has received an award for its collaborative efforts to increase sustainability in its supply chain.
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Cargill’s new specialist team strengthens the drive for sustainable cocoa and chocolate « Food and Drink News

Cargill’s new specialist team strengthens the drive for sustainable cocoa and chocolate « Food and Drink News | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has appointed a new specialist team to support the company’s commitment to build a sustainable supply chain for cocoa and chocolate.
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NEPCon and the Rainforest Alliance Launch Tool to Help Importers Transition to New EU Timber Law | Rainforest Alliance

NEPCon and the Rainforest Alliance Launch Tool to Help Importers Transition to New EU Timber Law | Rainforest Alliance | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
NEPCon and the Rainforest Alliance have launched a new tool today that will propel importers to take the necessary steps to prepare for the new EU timber regulation, effective from March 2013. Screening and management of supply chains is urgently needed for almost all EU companies importing timber and paper products.
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UK Bribery Act – Does the way procurement does business need to change?  - Procurement Blog - Procurement Leaders Blog | Procurement News | Procurement Opinions | Procurement Views

UK Bribery Act – Does the way procurement does business need to change?  - Procurement Blog - Procurement Leaders Blog | Procurement News | Procurement Opinions | Procurement Views | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Today might be the big day for companies with a UK presence – the flexing from the Serious Fraud Office and the clamour around the revision of the Bribery Act earlier this year have created plenty of hype – but the question is: what happens now?
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Cargill Begins Offering Certified Sustainable Palm Oil to North American Food Manufacturers

Cargill Begins Offering Certified Sustainable Palm Oil to North American Food Manufacturers | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
NEW ORLEANS, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill announced today at the 2011 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Food Expo that it is now offering...
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Why Green the Supply Chain?

Why Green the Supply Chain? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Leading companies are answering these questions a bit differently and looking to the supply chain for answers. Below are the top 10 reasons why most companies are incorporating eco awareness into the supply chains.
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Hospitality Industry Developing Tool for Greener Supply Chain

Hospitality Industry Developing Tool for Greener Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Marriott, InterfaceFlor, PE Five Winds, Valley Forge Fabrics and other firms have launched the Hospitality Sustainable Purchasing Consortium to improve the sustainability performance of the hospitality supply chain.
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