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De Beers says it will avoid Zimbabwe diamonds

De Beers says it will avoid Zimbabwe diamonds | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
De Beers high-quality diamond retail arm Forevermark will not sell any diamonds from Zimbabwe's controversial Marange fields, CEO Stephen Lussier said at the launch of the exclusive brand in SA.
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CSRgov.dk - 061011 The CSR Compass – now available in English

CSRgov.dk - 061011 The CSR Compass – now available in English | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The CSR Compass is a free online tool that helps companies implement responsible supply chain management. The tool is targeted at small and medium-sized production, trade and service companies.

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Sustainability Reporting Evolves to Include More Water Risk, Supply Chain Disclosures | BNA

Sustainability Reporting Evolves to Include More Water Risk, Supply Chain Disclosures | BNA | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
number companies compiling sustainability reports grows content reports evolving include focus water impacts supply chain information according corporate sustainability officials consultants.
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Packaging IKEA's Supply Chain | Journal of Commerce

You don’t often see close looks at how corporate culture influences a company’s supply chain, and you see insightful, perceptive pieces even less often. The profile of the IKEA in the Oct.
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Clear Links Report 2011

Clear Links Report 2011 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
This white paper evaluates 26 U.S. technology companies on their reporting of sustainability management throughout their supply chains.
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Sustainability Guidance for the Furniture Sector

Sustainability Guidance for the Furniture Sector | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

"As demand for furniture and wood products increases, driven by growing wealth in emerging economies, among others, ensuring that the wood used by the furniture industry is obtained from sustainable sources is more important than ever.(...)

PEFC's new publication, Certified Wood Solutions for the Furniture Sector, has been produced with these considerations in mind."

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Nike Unveils Its Materials Sustainability Index

Nike Unveils Its Materials Sustainability Index | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Nike unveils its Materials Sustainability Index (MSI), which is the result of eight years research into the environmental sustainability of the materials it uses. To conduct research, the company has teamed up with software startup Earthster.

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Spotlight on IKEA: Commitments and Challenges of Responsible Procurement... | ISEAL Alliance

Spotlight on IKEA: Commitments and Challenges of Responsible Procurement... | ISEAL Alliance | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

2011 was deemed the International Year of Forests by the United Nations, and it was also a big year for IKEA, whose sales continued to grow despite an overall slump in the home furnishings sector globally.

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Integrated reporting in a disintegrating world

Integrated reporting in a disintegrating world | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
International Integrated Reporting Committee releases discussion paper advancing the business case for integration...
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Purchasers sought for green buying award | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management

Sustainable City Awards seek contenders in the procurement category.
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10/25/2011: Hilton Moves to Top 10 on EPA’s Top 50 purchasers of Green Power

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced on October 25th 2011 that Virginia-based Hilton Worldwide is one of the top 10 on the agency’s list of national green power purchasers. "

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Fairtrade International (FLO) / News / Latest News / Single View

Fairtrade International (FLO) / News / Latest News / Single View | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

"Fairtrade International is introducing a revised Fairtrade Standard for Cotton, including new Fairtrade Minimum Prices, effective as of 15 October 2011.

Fairtrade seed cotton sales began with a pilot project in 2005 in West Africa. Today more than 40 producer organizations worldwide (mainly in West Africa and India) produce Fairtrade certified cotton."

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Balfour Beatty uses sustainability to get more for less | Official CIPS Magazine – Supply Management

"Peasland,  chairman of Balfour Beatty’s sustainability working group, highlighted the importance of the supply chain in achieving its sustainability targets for 2020. “It’s about engaging with our supply chain and procuring things sustainably. We want to grow sustainably,”

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To Green Your Supply Chain, Start with Packaging

To Green Your Supply Chain, Start with Packaging | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Just about everything these days is still overpackaged. From the software DVD that comes in a box big enough to hold 20 to 50 of them to the laundry detergent that takes a box at least twice as large as necessary as it is not concentrated to even the bottle you're drinking your water from, everything is overpackaged.

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Laminex Group honoured at CIPS Awards - RetailBiz: Australian Retail News

Recognising The Laminex Group’s ongoing commitment to sourcing and manufacturing products to support a sustainable building industry, the company was jointly awarded the ‘Best Example of Socially Responsible Procurement’ category, along with multinational mining and resources group, Rio Tinto...

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How Walmart Is Changing China - The Atlantic

How Walmart Is Changing China - The Atlantic | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The world’s biggest corporation and the world’s most populous nation have launched a bold experiment in consumer behavior and environmental stewardship: to set green standards for 20,000 suppliers making several hundred thousand items sold to...
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Sustainable Purchasing Strategies and Supply Chain Management

Today, suppliers, production locations and markets are spread all over the world. As a result, risks in the supply chain are growing as companies have less and less knowledge of the countries and the regions where they may be purchasing or...
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UPDATE: United signs letter of intent to negotiate purchase of 20 million gallons of biofuel

UPDATE: United signs letter of intent to negotiate purchase of 20 million gallons of biofuel | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
United Continental Holdings announced on Monday that its subsidiary Continental Airlines operated the first U.S. commercial flight powered by advanced biofuels.
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Covalence EthicalQuote » Levi’s Launches Sustainable-Cotton Jeans

Covalence EthicalQuote » Levi’s Launches Sustainable-Cotton Jeans | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
As one of the largest denim producers in the world, Levi Strauss & Co. wanted to make a difference in people’s lives that extended beyond fashion. As part of this strategy, the company is releasing 2 million pairs of jeans made with sustainably grown cotton
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Hasbro Sets Stringent Requirements for Sustainable Paper Procurement | 2Sustain

Hasbro Sets Stringent Requirements for Sustainable Paper Procurement | 2Sustain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Earlier this year, toy and game maker Hasbro, Inc. directed its suppliers to stop using paper sourced from unsustainably managed forests.

Now, the company has unveiled a comprehensive policy intended to ensure that all procurement decisions align with the company’s commitment to environmental sustainability and support sustainable forest management.

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Migrant workers | Ethical Trading Initiative

Migrant workers | Ethical Trading Initiative | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

"We are the people at the lowest level of society"

 

Romanians picking onions in Spalding; Indians building hotel complexes in Dubai; Chinese migrant workers making sandals in Schenzen factories; Mexicans toiling in Californian tomato fields: all are part of an estimated 95 million people worldwide who have travelled far from home to find work.

 

Many countries rely on migrant workers to help them plug their labour shortfalls, while migrants' remittances provide a vital source of finance and foreign exchange for households and governments in their countries of origin.

 

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To eliminate corruption, policy is just not enough - CPO Agenda

To eliminate corruption, policy is just not enough - CPO Agenda | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

A quick Google of the term “procurement corruption” returned a staggering 11.2 million results and hardly a day goes past without a new scandal being exposed. And it’s not just bribery and corruption that can harm brand reputation: yet another fashion retailer has been hauled over the coals for unethical practices in their supply chain

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Procurement ethics seen key to profitable supply chain | BusinessWorld Online Edition

COMPANIES should not have to choose between earnings and ethics when dealing with procurement, as doing good can redound to a profitable and sustainable use of the supply chain, speakers at a forum yesterday said.
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- Campbell soups up green manufacturing with solar project

- Campbell soups up green manufacturing with solar project | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Campbell Soup Company reported that it intends to improve its manufacturing carbon footprint after sealing a deal with a solar energy specialist to construct a PV solar array at one of its facilities in California.
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Purcon - Supply Chain, Purchasing & Procurement Recruitment - Building Great Teams - News Archive

Kraft has announced it is rolling out its sustainable cocoa procurement initiative in the Dominican Republic....

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