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UN News - ‘Old habits die hard,’ UN deputy chief tells Environment Assembly, urging action towards sustainability

UN News - ‘Old habits die hard,’ UN deputy chief tells Environment Assembly, urging action towards sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

He also said that environmental concerns must be addressed in a much more integrated and horizontal way as they are inextricably connected to economic considerations, to social development, to human rights...

EcoVadis's insight:

Supply chain sustainability is a giant lever for changing those 'old habits'!

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New CDP report suggests suppliers lag behind on sustainability

New CDP report suggests suppliers lag behind on sustainability | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
CDP research suggests that companies moving beyond mandatory reporting are also reducing emissions more and saving money – but suppliers aren't keeping up
EcoVadis's insight:

The new CDP supply chain report 2012 shows that transparency is somehow linked to CO2 emission reduction, which seems straightforward. However, much remains to be done as only a third of surveyed suppliers have clear reduction targets and first and foremost supplier engagement towards great transparency is key as more than 60% of suppliers never responded to the survey.

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The Strategic Sourceror: Supply chain disclosure varies between companies

The Strategic Sourceror: Supply chain disclosure varies between companies | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

According to a new report from analyst firm Verdantix, some electronics companies headquartered in Asia take greater strides to report the environmental achievements in their supply chains than others.

EcoVadis's insight:

Supply chain transparency in reporting is on the rise, but still challenging and undefined for many companies. Electronics companies which oftern outsource large percentage of their production should absolutely be the front runners, but apparently they are not all on board.

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Hamburg Says 'Nein,' Bans Wasteful Coffee Pods

Hamburg Says 'Nein,' Bans Wasteful Coffee Pods | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Hamburg banned the purchase of coffee pods, and the single-serve machines that use them, for all government-run buildings, including offices, schools, and yes, even universities
EcoVadis's insight:

Each year a lot of these pods, which have not been recycled, land up in landfills; generating more waste that we already have. Looking forward to see more cities join the trend.

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Yvonne Vogt's curator insight, March 15, 2016 3:07 PM

Each year a lot of these pods, which have not been recycled, land up in landfills; generating more waste that we already have. Looking forward to see more cities join the trend.

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Greening the supply chain to up profits, cut costs and get ahead

Greening the supply chain to up profits, cut costs and get ahead | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

"[Going] green has become a critical necessity for multi-national corporations with hundreds of billions of dollars hanging in the balance. At this scale, greening operations is all about supply chain. Where things are sourced, where they go, and how they get there — all of these questions come into play, and more often than not need to be rethought entirely. Exactly how big and global is this trend?"

EcoVadis's insight:

Cost savings and increased profits...derived from sustainable procurement for large multinational corporations such as General Motors, Walmart, Hewlett Packard, build the case for greening the supply chain...

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Apple attacked over pollution in China - FT.com

Apple attacked over pollution in China - FT.com | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Chinese environmental groups have accused Apple suppliers in the country of systemic pollution, underscoring the pressures on one of the world’s biggest companies as opposition grows in China to environmental degradation as the cost of economic...
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