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Trash Talk: GM Has Record Year for Landfill-Free Operations

Trash Talk: GM Has Record Year for Landfill-Free Operations | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
General Motors achieved a record number of landfill-free facilities in 2016, exceeding its commitment four years early. The company now operates 152 global facilities that recycle, reuse or convert to energy all waste from daily operations. These 52 non-manufacturing sites and 100 manufacturing sites contribute to GM’s top and bottom lines by driving efficiencies, generating revenue and saving money.
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Congratulations General Motors for such a great achievement!

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Child labour is part of most of what we buy today: what can we do?

Child labour is part of most of what we buy today: what can we do? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Child labour is not something any business wants in its supply chain. Yet with an estimated 168 million children in some form of labour globally, 98 million of them working in agriculture and 12 million in manufacturing and industry, it is an uncomfortable reality of globalised commodities that businesses cannot afford to avoid.
The US Department of Labor’s latest annual report on goods made with child labour makes for sobering reading. According to the report, child labour is still present in many of the world’s largest global commodities, from gold, coffee, tobacco and bananas to sugarcane, cotton and rubber.

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More than one in five children in Africa are employed against their will in quarries, farms and mines. How are you ensuring that there is no child labour used in your supply chain?

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Getting to know the supply chain: Lessons from 2016’s special editions

Getting to know the supply chain: Lessons from 2016’s special editions | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

And even if consumers don’t fully grasp the concepts or science around nutritional supplements , or with the supply chain and manufacturing processes of supplements, transparency is still in demand. “The concept to transparency on its face is appealing even though most people don’t understand what it means. I think they confuse it with claims like sustainability, or non GMO, or even organic,” Jeff Hilton, principal at branding agency BrandHive, told NutraIngredients-USA.

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Leading industry figures said that transparency could be the solution to many of the industry's distress. How transparent are you in your supply chain?

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