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P&G Makes Sustainability Analysis Tool Freely Available; Heineken Rolls Out Supply Chain Analyzer · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

P&G Makes Sustainability Analysis Tool Freely Available; Heineken Rolls Out Supply Chain Analyzer · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Procter & Gamble  and Heineken are launching innovative Sustainable Supply Chain scorecarding tools

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How Apple, Foxconn, and others can address labor abuses in overseas factories

How Apple, Foxconn, and others can address labor abuses in overseas factories | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Why do we keep hearing about labor abuses in overseas factories like those of Apple-supplier Foxconn? Auditing and inspections are inadequate to solve the problem. Requiring companies to examine and publicly report on risks along their supply chains can help eliminate violations. By Elizabeth Umlas.

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Plastics News - BASF moves to ensure supply chain safety in Asia

BASF SE recently announced the launch of Hexamoll DINCH Trusted Partners Program, a system of auditing manufacturers and ensuring the safety and quality for toys and other soft PVC products throughout the supply chain.

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Apple must learn from Nike and get tough on causes of supply chain abuse

Apple must learn from Nike and get tough on causes of supply chain abuse | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Interesting article on the lessons Apple could get from Nike...

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Procurement Leaders - Sustainable ideas

Procurement Leaders -  Sustainable ideas | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

An interesting article by Procurement Leaders on the need to frame correctly Sustainable Procurement to deliver value. This is quite close to the model we developped in the INSEAD/PWC/EcoVadis whitepaper last year

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Heineken boosts supply chain sustainability monitoring | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management

Heineken boosts supply chain sustainability monitoring | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
A new system will enable closer assessment of social and environmental performance of vendors in the supply chain.
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Contractual Control and Labour-Related CSR Norms in the Supply Chain: Dutch Best Practices by Louise Vytopil :: SSRN

Contractual Control and Labour-Related CSR Norms in the Supply Chain: Dutch Best Practices by Louise Vytopil :: SSRN | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

This article sets out the choices that fourteen Dutch multinational companies make: do they choose contracts, general terms and conditions and/or codes of conduct to regulate CSR in their supply chains? Furthermore, it explores the possibilities and limitations of these choices in terms of contract law...

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McDonald’s Suppliers Provide Award-Winning Examples of Sustainable Practices

McDonald’s Suppliers Provide Award-Winning Examples of Sustainable Practices | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

McDonald’s has announced its 2012 Best of Sustainable Supply Chain winners by highlighting 51 stories of supply chain partners addressing challenges to help improve food sources, the environment, communities and employee wellness across the world.

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Why Sustainability Matters in Your Supply Chain

Join sustainability expert, Ritchie Priddy, and supply chain expert, Steve Simonson, as they identify drivers of sustainability and why suppliers cannot afford to ignore it.
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Safeway commits to responsibly sourced paper products | Drug Store News

In effort to further its commitment to sustainability, Safeway's private-label Softly bath and facial tissue and Ultra Thirsty paper towels now are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Rainforest Alliance.

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Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru Join Suppliers Partnership for the Environment · Environmental Management & Energy News · Environmental Leader

Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru are the four latest automobile manufacturers to become members of the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment, joining current members GM, Chrysler and Ford, the group said.
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The Social Side of Supply Chain Sustainability

The Social Side of Supply Chain Sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Improving sustainability in the supply chain is one of the top sustainability goals for companies this year and special emphasis will be placed on managing the social component. An in-depth survey of nearly 50 senior sustainability executives by sustainability research and advisory firm Green Research found that 73% of respondents said their companies would be dedicating significant staff time or financial resources to improving the sustainability performance of their suppliers in 2012.

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The Value of the Sustainable Supply Chain: What Do Consumers Think?

The Value of the Sustainable Supply Chain: What Do Consumers Think? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Six lessons for supply chain executives. An important finding is that that while consumers say sustainability matters to them, they are not fully informed about it. Less than half said they were familiar with the policies of the companies they buy from the most.


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Levis' New Approach to Supply Chain Engagement

Levi Strauss & Co & CERES just annnounced the publication of a White Paper, which outlines Levis' commitment to improve conditions in its global supply chain through five factory-based pilots in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Haiti and Pakistan.

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P&G shares sustainability scorecard with rivals | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management

P&G shares sustainability scorecard with rivals | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Buyers are set to benefit from an environmental sustainability scorecard developed by Procter & Gamble (P&G), which it has made freely available to other companies to use.

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New RESOLVE Solutions Network Program to Support-Conflict Free Supply Chain for Target Minerals – RESOLVE

New RESOLVE Solutions Network Program to Support-Conflict Free Supply Chain for Target Minerals – RESOLVE | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

RESOLVE has announced  a new project—the Conflict-Free Smelter (CFS) Early Adopters Fund, which is raised by Intel, HP and GE. Its goal is to encourage smelters and refineries to join the CFS Program, "which seeks to end supply chain support for the sale of illicit minerals from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the surrounding region".

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New Study - Responsible IT Purchasing on the Rise

New Study - Responsible IT Purchasing on the Rise | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Results from Devoteam’s 2011 Green IT Survey, conducted among 350 organizations in 22 European countries, reveal that the use of environmental criteria in professional IT purchasing has increased significantly compared with 2010.

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5 Questions to Start the Sustainable Supply Chain Conversation

5 Questions to Start the Sustainable Supply Chain Conversation | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Interesting article on Sustainable Supply Chain...

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Electronic Giant Vowing Reforms in China Plants

Electronic Giant Vowing Reforms in China Plants | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Responding to a critical investigation of its factories, Foxconn, a top electronics supplier for Apple and other companies, pledged to curtail working hours and increase wages.
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Oxford Software Firm Digitizes Trees to Tackle Deforestation

Oxford Software Firm Digitizes Trees to Tackle Deforestation | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Rooted in an environmental ethic, Helveta's garnering international recognition for its technology and efforts to reduce deforestation and eliminate illegal logging.
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Lessons from Starbucks: Building a sustainable supply chain

Lessons from Starbucks: Building a sustainable supply chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

This article refers to the Starbucks C.A.F.E. Practices supply chain program. It insists on the need to provide ressources to ensure ongoing monitoring of supplier certification programs, simplification of assessments with critical indicators, and engagement.

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Apple Publishes Data On Foxconn Working Conditions

Apple Publishes Data On Foxconn Working Conditions | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Apple has published new information about working conditions in Chinese supplier factories where many iPhone, iPad and MacBook devices are assembled.
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London Olympics Committee to Get Tougher with Supplier Factories on Workers' Rights

London Olympics Committee to Get Tougher with Supplier Factories on Workers' Rights | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
With the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics introducing new measures to protect workers producing merchandise for the Olympic Games this year, the ITUC and its Play Fair alliance partners are calling on the International Olympic Committee to...
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US auto firms gear up for supplier collaboration

US auto firms gear up for supplier collaboration | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The US divisions of Honda, Hyundai, Nissan and Subaru have agreed to collaborate to support environmental innovation in their supply chains.

The latest manufacturers to sign up to trade association Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP), their suppliers will now share ideas with other SP members about new technologies, processes and strategies in order to help the environment by reducing the carbon footprint of the automotive supply chain.

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Sustainable Timber: A Guide to Procurement for the Public Sector

Sustainable Timber: A Guide to Procurement for the Public Sector | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products. pros. The Pros and Cons of Procurement. eu-procurement. Developing a Green Public Procurement Policy - Fact Sheet. Sample_Timber_Procurement_Policy ...
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