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California’s pioneering anti-slavery law lacks punch, report says

California’s pioneering anti-slavery law lacks punch, report says | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Identifying poor labor practices and stopping them can be a time consuming and costly task for companies. Because of the complexity of supply chains, Jurewicz said it’s often almost impossible for manufacturers, retailers and consumers to uncover the human rights abuses that lie within their products.
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Laws are a great start to moving toward more sustainable supply; The next elements to put in place to make it happen are reliable indicators of supplier practices that scale...

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Randall Mauldin's curator insight, January 25, 2016 8:56 AM

Supply Chain Activisim is where you get the punch to enforce these laws. How do you get supply chain transparency?


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WWF Welcomes EU Application of Tighter Timber Regulations - Jakarta Globe

WWF Welcomes EU Application of Tighter Timber Regulations - Jakarta Globe | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
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Nazir, however, noted that the EUTR was still only dealing with the legality of products and not whether the products was produced in a sustainable manner.
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The EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) since March 3rd imposes responsibilities to develop a risk management system for E.U. traders' who place timber and timber products on the EU market.  The Regulation is legally binding on all 27 EU Member States.

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EBN - Michael Kirschner - In Supply Chain, Environmental, Social Responsibility Heats Up

EBN - Michael Kirschner - In Supply Chain, Environmental, Social Responsibility Heats Up | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
With ever-expanding demands for better environmental and social performance in many sectors of the industry, electronics manufacturers should take a more active approach to compliance and rule setting.
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An insightful overview of the numerous regulatory compliance requirements and other voluntary standards to be developed or released in 2013.  A common feature is that all of them related to profound changes in product lifecycle analysis and management.

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European Union Considers Implementing Conflict Minerals Regulation

European Union Considers Implementing Conflict Minerals Regulation | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The European Union (EU) will begin discussions on whether to develop a conflict minerals-type regulation during a December 5, 2012 internal workshop. DG Trade is leading this effort and has request input from industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)....
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As a ripple effect of the Conflict Minerals Act of 2009 passed in the U.S., possible regulations are likely to have significant impacts for European companies in terms of supply chain disclosure and accountability, due-diligence mechanisms.

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