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MEPs vote to make procurement rules more socially responsible

The European Parliament internal market committee has approved procurement reforms to ensure public authorities award contracts on the basis of the most advantageous economic, social and environmental criteria.
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glad to see that EU is making good steps towards integration of CSR criteria in procurement decisions. How long will it take to this tranlated into national laws?

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Audi and Alta Devices to jointly develop solar roof for EVs

Audi and Alta Devices to jointly develop solar roof for EVs | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
As the first step, Audi and Hanergy want to integrate Alta Devices’ thin-film solar cells into a panoramic glass roof. In the future, almost the entire roof surface is to be covered with solar cells. The electricity they generate will flow into the car’s electrical system and can supply for example the air-conditioning system or the seat heaters – a gain in efficiency that has a direct positive impact on the range of an electric vehicle.
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7 companies to watch in sustainable shipping

7 companies to watch in sustainable shipping | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
In the realm of consumer cars, going all-electric today can be as simple as deciding which brand you prefer, how much range you need and the amount of money you want to shell out. For instance, are you shopping Tesla versus BMW or Chevy versus Ford?

The same can't be said, however, for commercial fleet operators looking to electrify their transportation supply chains. Limited range, lacking alternative fuel infrastructure, long charging times and rapid turnover in vendors offering all-electric commercial vehicles are all barriers to more aggressive action. 
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​IBM Blockchain to help prevent contamination in global food supply chain | ZDNet

​IBM Blockchain to help prevent contamination in global food supply chain | ZDNet | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
According to the World Health Organization, one in 10 people fall ill -- and 400,000 die -- due to contaminated food. IBM said that many of the critical issues impacting food safety such as cross-contamination, the spread of food-borne illness, unnecessary waste, and the economic burden of recalls, are magnified by lack of access to information and traceability.
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Beermaker Carlsberg zeroes in on zero

Beermaker Carlsberg zeroes in on zero | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The ambitions are commendable and are backed by a host of specific medium and long-term targets, but are they achievable? Can a multinational with a complex supply chain and sites in 36 countries really eradicate its carbon footprint? Can one company convince populations around the world to give up irresponsible drinking for good?
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Hoping they achieve their goals and set an example for other businesses. 

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Brands driving economic boon for sustainable cotton in Africa

The Cotton made in Africa initiative (CmiA) was established by the Aid by Trade Foundation in 2005 and currently accounts for 30% of certified cotton production in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2016, firms such as ASOS, Danish firm Jack & Jones, Kid Interior from Norway and Aldi Süd all joined the initiative, driving market demand as a result.
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Conditions de travail : les investisseurs veulent plus de transparence

Conditions de travail : les investisseurs veulent plus de transparence | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Share Action précise ainsi que les 100 plus grandes entreprises américaines où il fait bon travailler surperforment depuis plus de trente. A l’inverse, le fait de manquer à certaines obligations - en matière de salaire minimum par exemple - peut entraîner des pertes boursières.
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How could blockchain revolutionise procurement?

How could blockchain revolutionise procurement? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The provenance of a particular supplier (or product) could be verified by a blockchain. This would allow procurers to check, for example, that a supplier meets minimum requirements of financial standing and experience, or to validate references and prices – all electronically through the secure chain.
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How Dell Is Leading the Pack on Supply Chain Diversity | Sustainable Brands

How Dell Is Leading the Pack on Supply Chain Diversity | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Dell is a leading member of the Billion Dollar Roundtable, which was founded in 2001 and recognizes corporations that achieved spending of at least $1 billion on minority and women-owned suppliers. In fact, Dell is one of just 22 Fortune 500 companies to be part of this organization. They’ve gone far beyond the minimum, having spent $4.9 billion with diverse suppliers and small businesses during the most recent fiscal year. Other notable members of the Billion Dollar Roundtable include Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Boeing, CVS Health, Ford, Honda, Johnson & Johnson, Kroger, and Procter & Gamble.
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The world's biggest logistics company races towards net-zero emissions

The world's biggest logistics company races towards net-zero emissions | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
That seems impossible for a company that depends on flying and driving for a good chunk of its business. There have to be some assumptions of some serious technological advances over the next 30 or so years in terms of zero-emissions fuels.
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Great initiative! 

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Human trafficking risks in Asia's supply chains: How should businesses respond?

Human trafficking risks in Asia's supply chains: How should businesses respond? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Given the complex nature of any supply chain used throughout a production process, there can be a number of risks to companies associated with human trafficking. Awareness of these risks and knowledge of the ways that traffickers may use a company’s workplaces or supply chain in connection with their trafficking activities can help companies avoid reputational damage, business interruptions, potential lawsuits, community conflicts, protests and a loss of consumer trust, all of which can impact on financial performance.
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The human aspect of CSR must be taken into account. Companies should assess their supply chains so as to make sure they are not supporting action in contradiction to the Human Rights Act. 

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Scared about supply chain cybersecurity? 5 reasons you aren't scared enough- Part 1 - IoT Now - How to run an IoT enabled business

Scared about supply chain cybersecurity? 5 reasons you aren't scared enough- Part 1 - IoT Now - How to run an IoT enabled business | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The vulnerability of the supply chain in the midst of the biggest cyber security breach to hit the shipping industry – the breach on Danish maritime giant AP Moller-Maersk’s information technology systems in June 2017- is nerve-racking to say the least. The breach is still causing the international shipping industry to reel.
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The risk of cyber security within the supply chain must not be neglected. 

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Singaporean Shipping Giants Partner IBM for Blockchain Trial

Singaporean Shipping Giants Partner IBM for Blockchain Trial | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Singapore is among the world’s largest hubs for trade and travelers whilst commonly seen as the gateway to Asia from the west. Any implementation of blockchain technology for regional supply chain operations and trade finance will prove to be a significant endorsement of the decentralized innovation most prominently known as the core technology behind cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.
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The Cyber Security of Supply Chains: Who’s the real risk, Man or Machine?

The Cyber Security of Supply Chains: Who’s the real risk, Man or Machine? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The digital transformation of the global supply chain has brought us mind-boggling innovations: complex big data storage, artificially intelligent beings, a connection of the physical and cloud, an emergence of predictive analytics, e-purchasing, e-sourcing, a transcendence of logistical efficiency and much more.
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Cyber-security issues involve people as much as technology. Did you think about it?

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COFCO creates grain partnership with GROWMARK

COFCO creates grain partnership with GROWMARK | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
“CIL aims to be recognized as a world-class global agri-business,” said Johnny Chi, CEO of CIL. “A partnership with the second largest agricultural supply and grain cooperative in the United States links COFCO to the growers of the largest grain exporting region in the United States. We strongly believe COFCO, GROWMARK will be a successful win-win venture. CIL's focus on global grain trading and its commitment to the U.S. ag market will provide GROWMARK’s farmers with a sustainable export demand for their production.”
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Modern day slavery: Construction sector supply chain labelled at risk as mandatory reporting eyed

Modern day slavery: Construction sector supply chain labelled at risk as mandatory reporting eyed | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The Modern Slavery in Supply Chains – Reporting Requirement discussion paper said the construction industry was a key sector of concern in terms of the presence of slavery in the supply chain, along with agriculture, electronics, fashion, hospitality and extractives.
In the US, the government has identified 139 goods from 75 countries that it believes have been produced using child or forced labour, including bricks, footwear, textiles and gold. In Australia, victims of modern slavery have also been found in the domestic construction sector.
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Trending: Supermarkets Roll Out New Initiatives to Future-Fit Global Food Systems | Sustainable Brands

Trending: Supermarkets Roll Out New Initiatives to Future-Fit Global Food Systems | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Since 2010, Norway has been working to engage the food industry to create solutions that reduce food waste throughout the supply chain in an effort to curb the 978,000 tons of CO2 emitted each year from food waste alone. In addition to the establishment of stores such as Best Før, the roll out of measures such as smaller packages of food, increased consumer education and product label adaptations helped the country reduce its food waste by 12 percent per person by 2015 — half of what it had hoped to achieve in the same period.
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12 Food and Beverage Brands That Have Publicly Committed to Sustainability Goals - The Minute

The food and beverage sector may have the largest impact on sustainability that we see in our day–to-day lives. From sourcing ingredients to manufacturing
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CSR activities include various commitment from environment to education. 

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Three simple ways European product design can help eliminate poverty abroad

Three simple ways European product design can help eliminate poverty abroad | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
However, there is also a dark side to this story. Your mobile phone contains arsenic, lead and a host of other toxic materials that pose a threat to life when it is no longer (re)useable. If the phone is sent to landfill, these chemicals can leach into soil and groundwater. Under appropriate conditions, recycling is safe. But if the recycling is conducted by a child with no safety gear on a Ghanaian rubbish tip, the consequences can be brutal. Unfortunately, the latter is common. The biggest e-waste dump in the world is just outside Accra.
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Recycling should be done under appropriate conditions, otherwise it can cause more harms. 

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Nygard fait la sourde oreille à des employés maltraités au Cambodge, selon un syndicat

Nygard fait la sourde oreille à des employés maltraités au Cambodge, selon un syndicat | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Selon des témoignages d'anciens employés, 60 % de la production de l’usine était destinée à l'entreprise Nygard, notamment pour la collection Bianca Nygard, le reste allant aux chaînes de vêtements britanniques Marks & Spencer et Bonmarché.
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Une raison de plus de s'assurer des bonnes pratiques dans l'ensemble de sa chaîne d'approvisionnement. 

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Des éoliennes pour quatre aéroports néerlandais

Des éoliennes pour quatre aéroports néerlandais | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Les aéroports d’Amsterdam, Rotterdam-La Haye, Eindhoven et Lelystad seront d’ici 2020 alimentés en électricité produite uniquement par des parcs éoliens situés au Pays-Bas.
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Un nouveau pas vers la durabilité...

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Crackdown aims at pollution in recycling industry

Crackdown aims at pollution in recycling industry | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Environmental Protection and other government agencies have launched a campaign targeting irregularities in the recovery of waste materials including electronics, tires, plastics, clothes and home appliances.
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Report: Migrant Crisis Escalating European Modern Slavery Risk | Sustainable Brands

Report: Migrant Crisis Escalating European Modern Slavery Risk | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
“The migrant crisis has increased the risk of slavery incidents appearing in company supply chains across Europe,” said Sam Haynes, Senior Human Rights Analyst at Verisk Maplecroft. “It is no longer just the traditional sourcing hotspots in the emerging economies that businesses should pay attention to when risk assessing their suppliers and the commodities they source.”
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Businesses should take insights into their supply chains so as to avoid being unwillingly involved in modern slavery

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What businesses can do to stamp out slavery in their supply chains

What businesses can do to stamp out slavery in their supply chains | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Any proposed solution to eliminating modern slavery from supply chains ironically does not need to start with looking at the suppliers, but needs to begin with an interval review of a business’ procurement department or division. Change must come from within the business.
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An example to follow specially knowing that about 45 million people around the world are suffering from modern slavery in one form or another. 

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Disrupt The Food Chain – And Stop Food Waste

According to the EU, around 88 million tonnes of food are wasted annually in the EU, with associated costs estimated at 143 billion Euros. According to the UN, the food currently wasted in Europe could feed 200 million people. The food currently lost or wasted in Latin America could feed 300 million people. And the food currently lost in Africa could feed 300 million people. And globally, food losses and waste are enough to feed 3 billion people – in a world where every ninth child, woman and man are starving. Not to forget the fact that if food loss and waste were its own country, it would be the world’s third-largest greenhouse gas emitter.
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People need to be more conscious about their consuming habits. 

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Is your Business mitigating the risk of Modern Slavery?

Is your Business mitigating the risk of Modern Slavery? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Keeping a close eye on suppliers is a tall task for any supply chain management organization. Between sourcing, category, sustainability, and purchasing managers, there must be clear strategies in place to weed out disingenuous suppliers and provide stakeholders with sustainable products.
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Is your business unknowingly supporting modern slavery?

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