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New CDP Data Reveals US Suppliers Represent One-Third Global Carbon Reduction Opportunities | Sustainable Brands

New CDP Data Reveals US Suppliers Represent One-Third Global Carbon Reduction Opportunities | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

“Businesses in the United States are well aware of the enormous benefits from taking climate action, which is good for both the bottom line and the planet. They are now taking what they have learned and cascading it down into their supply chains,” said Dexter Galvin, Head of Supply Chain at CDP.

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Especially in light of recent decisions made on the part of the U.S. federal government, it is now more important than even that sustainability leadership comes from businesses. The supply chain of many U.S. companies provides an ideal opportunity to do just that.

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USA: Civil society letter urges Congress to continue funding forced child labour investigations | Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), AFL-CIO, Oxfam America, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, and ECPAT-USA sent a letter to Congress today, calling for sustained funding for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) forced child labor investigations in the FY17 final appropriations bill. ICE has received targeted funding at $15.7 million per year to investigate forced child labor.
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Great to see so much engagement from civil societies!

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McDonald's Increases Sustainability in Supply Chain

McDonald's Increases Sustainability in Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
McDonald's USA, McDonald's Canada, And Their Franchisees to invest Over $6.5M In Agricultural Technical Assistance Program
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Certified coffee sourcing has become mainstream as shown by the Rainforest Alliance (http://rainforest-alliance.org/newsroom/news/sustainable-coffee-grows), but what about other food raw materials?

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EcoVadis's comment, April 26, 2013 1:01 PM
Certified coffee sourcing has become mainstream as shown by the Rainforest Alliance (http://rainforest-alliance.org/newsroom/news/sustainable-coffee-grows), but what about other food raw materials?
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U.S. Business Leaders Send Open Letter To Trump: 'Don't Abandon Climate Deal'

U.S. Business Leaders Send Open Letter To Trump: 'Don't Abandon Climate Deal' | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

More than 300 U.S. companies, including 72 with annual revenues exceeding $100 million, have sent an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump, urging him not to abandon the Paris climate agreement. The letter calls for Mr. Trump and other American leaders to support three broad actions: 1) Continuation of low-carbon policies; 2) Investment in the low-carbon economy at home and abroad; and 3) Continued U.S. participation in the Paris agreement.

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Great to see such a call from unified businesses!

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Donald Trump And The "Made In America" Supply Chain

Donald Trump And The "Made In America" Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Supply chain executives at companies with global supply chains are paying close attention to what happens surrounding import tariffs and trade rules now that Donald Trump is the President elect.  On the campaign trail Trump promised to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, threatening to impose punitive tariffs on goods imported from Mexico.  Similarly, Mr. Trump threatened to levy punitive duties on goods made in China. Carrier and Ford have already responded by promising to keep more production in the U.S.
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If you are a global manufacturer, how are you responding to this?

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HaydenK's curator insight, March 12, 10:50 PM

3. After the U.S. elections, many companies are paying very close attention to Donald Trump as he looks to renegotiate NAFTA which will greatly impact many companies and their supply chains.  In general, governments have a large influence over companies and their operations.

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