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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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Mattel prepares a sustainable procurement policy

Mattel prepares a sustainable procurement policy | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Mattel has vowed to develop a sustainable procurement policy for all of its product lines which will address the issue of deforestation.
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Sustainable Sourcing: Are current sustainable palm oil standards a fig leaf? 

interesting viewpoints on the challegences faced by RNPO
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The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and "Doing Business" in California : Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law

The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act and "Doing Business" in California : Corporate Social Responsibility and the Law | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Retailers and manufacturers seeking to evaluate the potential applicability of The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act to their businesses sh...
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Wal-Mart Pressed on How Global Suppliers Treat Workers

Wal-Mart Pressed on How Global Suppliers Treat Workers | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
At its annual meeting on Friday, shareholders will vote on a proposal asking Wal-Mart to require vendors to publish annual reports on working conditions in their factories.
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Worst Forms of Child Labor Occur in India’s Garment Industry | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World

Worst Forms of Child Labor Occur in India’s Garment Industry | Inhabitat - Green Design Will Save the World | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
According to a new report by the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO), countries such as India are the worst offenders when it comes to exploiting child labor.
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Taking a Resource-focused Approach to the Supply Chain | Doing the “Right” Thing for the Wrong Reasons

Taking a Resource-focused Approach to the Supply Chain | Doing the “Right” Thing for the Wrong Reasons | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
What are some of the best reasons for looking at your supply chain through a sustainability lens? (hint: They may not be what you think)

Ask business leaders why their organizations are pursuing sustainability and you are likely to hear the same reasons over and over. It’s good for the environment. It’s good for our corporate image. It’s the responsible thing to do. These are important reasons, to be sure. But are they among the best reasons?
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Linking Supplier Performance Management and CSR

Sean suggests "the supply chain disconnect from CSR will not last long" and that with a "renewed focus on CSR, supplier performance and risk management" organizations are preparing themselves to reorient their supplier management processes, putting data-driven approaches first. I agree with Sean that "the only way to achieve a strong supplier information management program is to directly align existing suppliers with the company's corporate goals" which can then be incorporated into specific monitoring programs and tools and measured through a set of KPIs.
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A Systems Perspective on Sustainability, Supply Chain Management- The Intelligent Choice « ValueStreaming

A Systems Perspective on Sustainability, Supply Chain Management- The Intelligent Choice « ValueStreaming | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
As we approach the mid-point in 2011, the tea leaves of the economic recovery have ‘sustainability’ in supply chain planning and management firming up as a key “rebuilding” block in company activities. Two recent studies from two different continents bear that notion out.
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Levi Strauss To Align Global Supply Chain with UN Millennium Development Goals | Sustainable Life Media

Levi Strauss To Align Global Supply Chain with UN Millennium Development Goals | Sustainable Life Media | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Today, Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.) announced new Terms of Engagement for its global supply chain that the company says will go beyond mere “do no harm” compliance to actually improve the lives of workers in factories around the world. Under the new approach, LS&Co. will require contract factories to support programs for their workers that align with UN Millennium Development goals.
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Interview: Jeff Rice On Walmart’s Green Supply Chain Best Practices

Interview:  Jeff Rice On Walmart’s Green Supply Chain Best Practices | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
“Improving the sustainability of products that our customers love to buy” is the vision that Jeff Rice, Director of Sustainability for Walmart, has for his...
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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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- Hershey accused of using child labour in cocoa supply chain

- Hershey accused of using child labour in cocoa supply chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Hershey has been targeted by US protestors who accuse the confectionary company of failing to eliminate exploitative child labour from its cocoa production supply chain.
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Insight Report: Sustainable Procurement

Insight Report: Sustainable Procurement | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
One of the most striking things I first came across when looking through this research was how sustainable procurement has moved up the agenda of purchasing executives over the past few years. In 2003, 40% of respondents to a survey of procurement directors stated that sustainable procurement was an important/critical priority while in 2009 this had risen to an astonishing 90%.
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General Mills Takes P&G's Cue on Supply Chain Scorecard Project

General Mills Takes P&G's Cue on Supply Chain Scorecard Project | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The company is in the midst of a rollout of a supply chain management project that's based on the one Procter & Gamble developed and released to the public.
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The Economic Value of a Sustainable Supply Chain

The Economic Value of a Sustainable Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
This issue is used to illustrate how lean production practices can affectconsumers, employees, and financial risk. Conclusions from the sweatshop labor issue are shown to apply to other sustainability issues as well.
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CO2 emissions reach a record high in 2010; 80% of projected 2020 emissions from the power sector are already locked in

CO2 emissions reach a record high in 2010; 80% of projected 2020 emissions from the power sector are already locked in | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Energy-related carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2010 were the highest in history, according to the latest estimates by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

After a dip in 2009 caused by the global financial crisis, emissions are estimated to have climbed to a record 30.6 Gigatonnes (Gt), a 5% jump from the previous record year in 2008, when levels reached 29.3 Gt.

In addition, the IEA has estimated that 80% of projected emissions from the power sector in 2020 are already locked in, as they will come from power plants that are currently in place or under construction today.
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Revised OECD Guidelines to Mandate "Sustainable Supply Chain" Practices

Revised OECD Guidelines to Mandate "Sustainable Supply Chain" Practices | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Just yesterday the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, which provide recommendations for responsible business conduct in a global context, were updated for the fourth time since they were first adopted in 1976.
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Sustainability in the Supply Chain -- It's More Than Just "Being Green"

Sustainability in the Supply Chain -- It's More Than Just "Being Green" | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
In today's business environment, where supplier failure can pose an immediate risk, and where customers and other stakeholders demand greater transparency, such a proactive program for accurately and credibly assessing supplier viability and...
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Buying Local Matters - Sustainability: business, life, environment

Buying Local Matters - Sustainability: business, life, environment | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Emerging research demonstrates that local, independently owned businesses generate more than three times the return to our local economy than do national chain stores. In fact, several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than nationally owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers and farms -- continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community. As mentioned in our eco friendly consulting, consider:
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PEFC Publishes "Chain of Custody for Beginners" Guide

PEFC Publishes "Chain of Custody for Beginners" Guide | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Chain of Custody certification is a mechanism for tracking certified material from the forest to the final product. This publication is intended to he...
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Sustainable procurement with Global to Local « savecarbonsavemoney

Sustainable procurement with Global to Local « savecarbonsavemoney | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Sustainable Procurement is essential for any 21st century organisation. So says the latest issue of eg magazine published by Global to Local Foundation (18th April 2011) which provides practical advice and tools to help in:
* making the business case;
* taking the first steps; and
* changing and evaluating your procedures (more...)
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