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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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Tesco recommits to cutting CO2 from supply chain

Tesco recommits to cutting CO2 from supply chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Tesco has recommitted itself to reducing green house gas emissions from its supply chain.
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IKEA Boosting Stock of Sustainable Goods with Eco Scorecard

IKEA Boosting Stock of Sustainable Goods with Eco Scorecard | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Using a new product scorecard, IKEA hopes to make its stock greener so that by 2015 the retail chain can classify 90 percent of the goods it sells as being "more sustainable.
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Sustainable Sourcing: What does it take to make you believe a statistic?

Sustainable Sourcing: What does it take to make you believe a statistic? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
It started when we were looking at an article for the upcoming Sustainable Sourcing page of the Procurement Leaders magazine - a piece that called into question some of the rather hollow claims that companies often implement along the ...
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New Sustainability Study: The ‘Embracers’ Seize Advantage - MIT Sloan Management Review

New Sustainability Study: The ‘Embracers’ Seize Advantage  - MIT Sloan Management Review | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
MITSloan: how sustainability's 'embracers' are blazing a trail for other businesses in search of growth opps
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Navigating Sustainable Supply Chain Management in China Takes a Keen Eye & Business Sense

Navigating Sustainable Supply Chain Management in China Takes a Keen Eye & Business Sense | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
2010 marked a watershed moment in supply chain sourcing among worldwide manufacturers and retailers.
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Supply chains: forget mere compliance, build collaboration and shared values

Supply chains: forget mere compliance, build collaboration and shared values | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
A new approach means companies helping to train workers for suppliers and fostering better labour practices collaboratively...
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New Report Sheds Light on Poverty Footprint of Corporate Value Chains

New Report Sheds Light on Poverty Footprint of Corporate Value Chains | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Oxfam America has released a Poverty Footprint Study with The Coca-Cola Company and its local bottler SABMiller aimed at bringing these issues to the fore. The report offers a balanced snapshot of how the Coca-Cola/SABMiller system – bottler, suppliers, and distributors – affects poverty in two developing countries – El Salvador and Zambia.
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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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New research looks at better ways to develop sustainable global supply chains

New research looks at better ways to develop sustainable global supply chains | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
With growing public concern over environmental and social issues at international suppliers, a new research study sponsored by PMAC, Industry Canada and Suncor Energy confirms that many companies need to take a different approach to managing...
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Avon Commits to 100% Sustainable Palm Oil

Beauty company Avon Products, Inc. is the first in the industry to commit to 100% certified sustainable palm oil.
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GC3 and IFS Introduce Tools to Aid Safer, Greener Supply Chains - Business News - Supply Chain Digital

GC3 and IFS Introduce Tools to Aid Safer, Greener Supply Chains - Business News - Supply Chain Digital | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council has consulted with large manufacturers like Nike, Johnson & Johnson and Seagate to develop a guidance document that helps companies that need to manage confidential business information and suppliers realize the benefits of sharing chemical data information....
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Bombardier Aerospace 2010 Corporate Social Responsibility Awards for Suppliers

During its 2011 Strategic Suppliers Executive Meeting, Bombardier Aerospace proudly announced the results of its new Corporate Social Responsibility supplier ...
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Maersk sets procurement standards for buyers | Official CIPS Magazine

Maersk sets procurement standards for buyers | Official CIPS Magazine | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Maersk sets sustainable #procurement standards for buyers, metrics process
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Responsible Investor

Responsible Investor | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected an attempt by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. to omit a shareholder resolution from the five New York City pension funds relating to sustainability reporting in its supply chain.....
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Supply Chain Study: Risk Management Supersedes Sustainability | Sustainable Life Media

Supply Chain Study: Risk Management Supersedes Sustainability | Sustainable Life Media | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
April 1, 2011 - Many companies are taking the wrong approach to managing their supply chains, according to a new research study conducted by the Network for Business Sustainability, an independent research group based at the Richard Ivey School of
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