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UPS drivers trained to spot human trafficking

UPS drivers trained to spot human trafficking | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

UPS's 8,000 freight drivers will receive the training, which began last month, by the end of the year, according to UPS spokeswoman Kara Ross.

“UPS Freight is in a unique position to help identify traffickers and trafficking victims by educating our drivers and management on this epidemic impacting our local communities,” Rich McArdle, president of UPS Freight, said in the release. “We are proud to take a stand in fighting human trafficking and look forward to working with Truckers Against Trafficking on this initiative that will save lives.”

EcoVadis's insight:

January is recognized nationally, in the U.S., as Human Trafficking Awareness Month; how are you creating awareness in your business/supply chain?

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Tesco stops sourcing at unsafe Bangladesh factory

Tesco stops sourcing at unsafe Bangladesh factory | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
UK retail giant Tesco has stopped taking clothing from one of its supplier factories in Bangladesh after a structural survey of the site revealed serious safety issues.
EcoVadis's insight:

An expected response from Tesco: withdrawal.  This is of course more cost effective than capacity building or supplier training , but what about the social consequences for already impoverished economies?

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Telenor initiates anti-corruption training after audit 

Telenor initiates anti-corruption training after audit  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Telenor launched a series of training programmes in Myanmar to strengthen anti-corruption efforts throughout its supply chain.
The move comes after an internal audit by Telenor Group uncovered three cases of breaches of internal guidelines. The company, which reported two of the cases in April, said all three incidents are being handled internally or are under investigation by the local governments.

EcoVadis's insight:

Great to see one of our clients continuously fighting corruption in its supply chain.

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Unilever: it's time to challenge our value chain on sustainable sourcing

Unilever: it's time to challenge our value chain on sustainable sourcing | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Unilever's chief procurement officer Marc Engel has promised to be "relentless" in driving the company's efforts to reach its goal of sourcing 100% of raw materials sustainably by 2020.
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