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How price volatility and supply risk threaten Chinese supply chains

How price volatility and supply risk threaten Chinese supply chains | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

This is the second article in a series on sustainable supply chains in China. It looks at how and why costs are changing, how energy and water shortages are affecting supply chains and why this makes having a supply chain sustainability strategy an imperative for any forward-looking company....

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Responsible Procurement – Schneider Electric, encouraging suppliers to join the Global Compact

Responsible Procurement – Schneider Electric, encouraging suppliers to join the Global Compact | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

An interesting thought from Responsible Procurement Denmark on how large companies can influence their suppliers' commitment on CSR issues. "I read the guide Supply Chain Sustainability - a practical guide for continuous improvement. In there there is an example from company Schneider..."

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Green public procurement project launched | Eco-Business.com

Green public procurement project launched | Eco-Business.com | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

In the Philippines, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has joined other government agencies in launching a green public procurement project that will promote the use of environment-friendly products and services in the supply chain. The Green Procurement Program was established by a directive issued in 2004. However, it remained a challenge for government agencies to implement the directive “due to inadequate supply of environmentally-preferable products and services.” 

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Apple Opens Suppliers’ Doors to Labor Group After Foxconn Worker Suicides

Apple Opens Suppliers’ Doors to Labor Group After Foxconn Worker Suicides | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

In a radical departure from Steve Job's time...Apple decided to join FLA and give full transparency on suppliers CSR performance. Congratulations Tim!

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What is the financial imperative for cutting carbon in the value chain?

What is the financial imperative for cutting carbon in the value chain? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Greening the supply chain and how this can benefit business reputation, efficiency, savings to the bottom line and increase revenue.
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The supply chain is an essential part of the sustainability jigsaw

The supply chain is an essential part of the sustainability jigsaw | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
A company's sustainability credentials should consider its supply chain and avoid a one-size fits all approach, says Jill Poet...
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Brazil: retailer Zara fined for slave conditions

Brazil: retailer Zara fined for slave conditions | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Brazilian prosecutors say they have reached an settlement with Spanish retail chain Zara that sharply reduces the fine imposed after investigators found slave-like conditions at factories supplying the brand.
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A responsible supply chain is a delicate balancing act - Forbes

A responsible supply chain is a delicate balancing act - Forbes | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

In a recent conversation with a large client, I was very encouraged to learn that the responsible supply chain is becoming an integral part of product and packaging strategy for them and also for their competitors.

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Fairtrade International Counters Allegations in Bloomberg article on Burkina Faso cotton

Fairtrade International Counters Allegations in Bloomberg article on Burkina Faso cotton | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

In accordance with its internal Child Protection Policy and Procedures, Fairtrade International followed up on the allegations made in the Bloomberg article, “Victoria’s Secret Revealed in Child Picking Burkina Faso Cotton,” published on 15 December 2011.

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Pegatron Explosion Under Investigation By Chinese Officials

Pegatron Explosion Under Investigation By Chinese Officials | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
SHANGHAI -- Authorities are investigating the cause of an explosion over the weekend that injured dozens of people at the Shanghai factory of a supplier to Apple Inc.
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Five Ways That Sustainability Commitment Is Up — Dramatically

Five Ways That Sustainability Commitment Is Up — Dramatically | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Who says Sustainability is going down with the economic crisis : 68% of respondents to MIT SMR's third annual global survey say their organizations increased their commitment to sustainability in the past year. That’s a dramatic increase from 2009, when only 25% of respondents said that.

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Obama Takes on the 'Wal-Mart Effect' - Bloomberg

Obama Takes on the 'Wal-Mart Effect' - Bloomberg | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

An interesting parallel between the (unsustainable) US position on Climate Change, and Sustainable Procurement

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john's comment, December 11, 2011 9:25 AM
this is an interesting comparison!
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Belgacom, KPN, Swisscom And Vodafone Have Joined The JAC (Joint Audit Cooperation) - News - CSR Europe

Belgacom, KPN, Swisscom And Vodafone Have Joined The JAC (Joint Audit Cooperation)  - News - CSR Europe | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Belgacom, Deutsche Telekom, FranceTelecom, KPN, Swisscom, Telecom Italia and Vodafone are conducting coordinated on-site audits aimed at strengthening their commitment to developing a strategy of responsible and sustainable growth along the supply chain of their major suppliers.

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Fair Trade USA Unveils Redesigned Certification Label; Updates Multiple Ingredients Product Policy

Fair Trade USA Unveils Redesigned Certification Label; Updates Multiple Ingredients Product Policy | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

"Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today unveiled a newly redesigned certification label..."

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Argentine tax agency raids Monsanto contractor, finds slave-like conditions in cornfields

Argentina’s tax agency has raided a Monsanto Co. contractor and found what it calls slave-like conditions among workers in its cornfields.

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Apple Releases List of Its Suppliers for the First Time

Apple Releases List of Its Suppliers for the First Time | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Apple released a list of its major suppliers for the first time on Friday... 


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Microsoft probes mass suicide threat at China plant - CNN.com

Microsoft probes mass suicide threat at China plant - CNN.com | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Social unrest is indeed increasing in China..with a level of violence never seen before : Microsoft is investigating a report that Chinese workers who make its Xbox game systems threatened mass suicide in a pay dispute.

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Water Risk in Supply Chains Draws Investor Scrutiny

Water Risk in Supply Chains Draws Investor Scrutiny | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Don't forget water risks : Jonas Kron is worried about water. The investment adviser at Trillium Asset Management, a $900 million fund manager that focuses on environmentally sustainable investment, fears the world’s dwindling supply of fresh water is hurting the companies...

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The Seventh Responsible Sourcing Summit: Refocusing the Lens on Human Rights – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

The Seventh Responsible Sourcing Summit: Refocusing the Lens on Human Rights – Press Releases on CSRwire.com | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Target Corporation, The Coca-Cola Company, Yahoo! Inc. and the Hewlett-Packard Company are just some of the iconic brands that will be on hand at the Seventh Annual Responsible Sourcing Summit: Refocusing the Lens on Human Rights, to be held in Los Angeles, February 9, 2012

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Proposed Standard Offers Best Practices To Help Ensure Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Integrity

Proposed Standard Offers Best Practices To Help Ensure Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Integrity - US Pharmacopeia...

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"Conflict Mineral" Rules Delayed - IEEE Spectrum

"Conflict Mineral" Rules Delayed - IEEE Spectrum | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

By now, U.S. electronic companies were supposed to have taken another important step in corporate accountability...

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- Kraft vows to boost agricultural procurement sustainability

- Kraft vows to boost agricultural procurement sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Kraft Foods has mapped its entire carbon footprint in a bid to improve the sustainability of its global agricultural procurement and supply chains.
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Intel says sales hit by hard drive shortage

Intel says sales hit by hard drive shortage | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

One very stiking example of the impact of Climate Change on supply chains....Intel warn their revenue might drop 1bn$ this Qtr due to flooding in Thailand. A good illustration of why US Corporate are taking action, despite the failure of their Govt to do so.....

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Corporate Sustainability Leaders to Focus on Employee Engagement and Supply Chain in 2012

Corporate Sustainability Leaders to Focus on Employee Engagement and Supply Chain in 2012 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

EcoVadis wants to highlight a new report from Green Research, a NYC-based corporate sustainability research and advisory firm. The report is based on its annual survey of sustainability executives. It shows "73 percent [of companies] will focus on improving the sustainability performance of their suppliers".

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An Interview with Dell's Procurement Director on Environmental Sustainability

An Interview with Dell's Procurement Director on Environmental Sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

An interesting interview from Oliver Campbell, Director of Procurement at Dell.

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