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Les minerais du conflit : un fléau à l’heure du tout numérique

Les minerais du conflit : un fléau à l’heure du tout numérique | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Des recherches menées par Amnesty International et Global Witness en 2015 ont ainsi révélé que seulement 20% des 100 entreprises sélectionnées au hasard vérifiaient et divulguaient de manière adéquate si leurs produits contiennent des minéraux provenant de la zone de conflit de la région des Grands Lacs, en vertu de l'article 1502 de la loi américaine Dodd Frank.
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« Esclavage, disparations forcées, meurtres, torture, viol, sont autant d’exemples de crimes générés autour de ce commerce », selon Amnesty International. On retrouve ces minerais dans de nombreux produits, notamment les appareils électroniques comme les smartphones. Suivez-vous les nouvelles réglementations et lignes directrices prises par plusieurs pays à travers le monde ?

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Strategic Supply Chain Management 

Strategic Supply Chain Management  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The Function of a supply chain is an organizational design to move products physically through it.  The way a particular supply chain moves products through can be different or similar to another.  What is essential is how your whole business is a supply chain, everything including the products, and services you supply.
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Strategic Supply Chain Management is crucial to a business. Here are interesting business tips to take into consideration.

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Smart Packaging Brings Visibility into Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Smart Packaging Brings Visibility into Pharmaceutical Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Digital supply chains use “informed logistics” to monitor product quality and delivery with increased visibility, traceability and compliance. The information improves quality monitoring, because smart packaging can give details on how the medicines were handled, stored and shipped.
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The pharmaceutical industry also faces certain issues with regards to their supply chain.

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#4 Guides for a successful supply chain

#4 Guides for a successful supply chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Managing an international company, rather than a domestic one, isn’t without its hurdles. In particular, a global supply chain effects logistical difficulties that can cost businesses time and money, and consume at the financial gains made by sourcing or transporting internationally. 

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Interesting business tips for a successful supply chain.

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U.S. Plastics Producers Aim to Recycle or Recover 100% of Plastic Packaging by 2040

U.S. Plastics Producers Aim to Recycle or Recover 100% of Plastic Packaging by 2040 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Three new goals to enhance the circular economy for plastics and reduce packaging waste have been announced by leading U.S. plastic producers including BASF, Dow, DuPont and Braskem. Together as part of the American Chemistry Council (ACC)’s Plastics Division, 15 leading resin manufacturers and an affiliated trade association have strengthened their commitments to capturing, recycling and recovering plastics.
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Great initiative by U.S. Plastic Producers! What actions have you taken in your supply chain with regards to plastic packaging?

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Ikea's plan to rid its supply chain of coal

Ikea's plan to rid its supply chain of coal | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Ikea has a sustainability agenda, People & Planet Positive, which includes a commitment to reduce the company’s carbon footprint, and to cascade that through its suppliers. While the commitment is well known within Ikea – and supported top down – it is not high on the agenda of all suppliers, he says. With the Chinese government also encouraging manufacturers to clean up their acts, it was a natural fit for Ikea to help its Chinese suppliers – of which there are over 300 – to use cleaner power and to aim to remove on-site coal-fired plants, he says.
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Ikea is creating case studies to help its suppliers in China cut their carbon footprint.

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Supply Chain Visibility a Key Challenge Throughout Food Industry

Supply Chain Visibility a Key Challenge Throughout Food Industry | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The flow of quality information among all stakeholders throughout a company’s supply chain is critical to maintaining food safety and quality, meeting regulatory requirements, enabling company growth, and brand integrity.  The challenge comes when disparate data sources compromise your reporting accuracy. Multiple, unrelated sources of information almost always lead to a muddied view of your company’s performance in all of these areas.
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Customers are demanding food safety and transparency and they’re willing to pay for it.

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Primark Sheds Light on Supply Chain with Global Sourcing Map Tool 

Primark Sheds Light on Supply Chain with Global Sourcing Map Tool  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Primark, a member of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, has developed a new online tool that is helping usher in a new era of transparency for the retailer. The Global Sourcing Map allows consumers to access information about the 1071 factories and suppliers that make up the company’s supply chain.
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Great job Primark! 

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Keeping an Eye on the Cosmetic Supply Chain

Keeping an Eye on the Cosmetic Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Transparency is extremely topical right now. More people want to know where their products are coming from. They want to know where the manufactures are sourcing materials and consumers are trying to understand how the products are made. They also want sustainable and environmentally-friendly ingredients given some cosmetics can play a part in deforestation and lead to environmental damage.
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Cosmetic companies need to take drastic measures to show greater transparency and visibility in their supply chain. Here are some interesting business tips to take into consideration.

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LE FRUIT beyond the farm – developing a sustainable fruit supply chain in Vietnam & Cambodia

LE FRUIT beyond the farm – developing a sustainable fruit supply chain in Vietnam & Cambodia | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
LE FRUIT has always supported a sustainable agriculture since its early stages in 2000 in the Mekong Delta to secure a complete traceability avoiding phytosanitary products and to source only the best quality of fruits for its juices and jams, but also as the first line of defense against climate change and even poverty. Jean-Luc Voisin, who is the founder of LE FRUIT brand and Managing Director of Les Vergers Du Mekong and my father, felt that he has ‘a clear stake in ensuring a sustainable development’, which drove him to create his sustainable fruit supply chain programme.
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Have you developed any sustainable supply chain strategy for your business?

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Nestlé takes natural capital approach to make UK dairy farming more sustainable

Nestlé takes natural capital approach to make UK dairy farming more sustainable | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Nestlé is taking advantage of partnerships to develop the sustainability of its raw materials in the face of risks like climate change, erosion of top soils and species decline. In the UK, there’s also Brexit to contend with, and potential threats to farm incomes.
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Great step forward by Nestle! Nestle's farmers will tackle soil and water specific interventions this year.

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Building a Better Supply Chain in Africa

Building a Better Supply Chain in Africa | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
While companies expend much time, energy and resources in finding better ways to reduce excess inventory and maintain desirable stock turnover, understanding and managing demand remains a problem. Refining the supply chain to its most effective form is an ongoing challenge for logistics practitioners, and in today’s hyper-competitive and globalized business landscape, finding a way to do so will likely mean the difference between success and failure for many businesses.
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Great step forward for Africa! What steps have you taken to ensure an efficient supply chain? 

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Cocoa industry pledges co-ordinated action on poverty, deforestation

Cocoa industry pledges co-ordinated action on poverty, deforestation | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Companies and governments have pledged to tackle poverty, deforestation and human rights abuses in the cocoa supply chain, acknowledging that years of scattered sustainability efforts have failed to spur widespread change.
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Poverty, immense deforestation and human rights abuse were found to be among the major issues in the global cocoa sector and its supply chain. 

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3 Ways to Ensure a Sustainable Supply Chain

3 Ways to Ensure a Sustainable Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The globe’s increasing interconnection also poses complex challenges, including opacity around supply chains in less-regulated nations and greater pressure toward transparency, applied with increasing force by billions of customers who have high-powered communication devices at their fingertips. But these challenges create greater opportunity for businesses to ply their efforts toward the greater good.
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Here are three ways how to ensure a Sustainable Supply Chain!

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Supply chain challenges in the FMCG market

Supply chain challenges in the FMCG market | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Disruption to a supply chain at any stage can have huge repercussions, costing businesses millions of dollars, meaning supply chain management demands a seamless relationship between supplier, manufacture and consumer. At the final stage of any supply chain is one of the most crucial factors; a satisfied customer.
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Here are some of the challenges in the FMCG market.

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Achieving Supply Chain Excellence in the Chemical Industry

Achieving Supply Chain Excellence in the Chemical Industry | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Growing global competition, increased expectations for quality from customers, and the complexities of creating final chemical products all put pressure on chemical companies to ensure that supply chain management is robust, dynamic, and effective.
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Improved supply chain operations help chemical companies respond to customer demands and provide better customer service.

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DHL Supply Chain Introduces End-to-end Supply Chain Visibility Platform

DHL Supply Chain Introduces End-to-end Supply Chain Visibility Platform | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

The new globally standardized platform is a key component of DHL Supply Chain's digitalization strategy, enabling customers with end-to-end supply chain visibility. Piloting of MySupplyChain began in early 2018, and the new platform is currently serving nearly 500 users across more than 30 customer accounts. DHL Supply Chain plans to continuously evolve MySupplyChain, including further technology integrations, customer personalization capabilities and more.   

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With MySupplyChain users will no longer have to access and interpret disparate systems to navigate their supply chain demands and analytics. 

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Greenpeace is right to hold our feet to the fire on deforestation, says Unilever chief

Greenpeace is right to hold our feet to the fire on deforestation, says Unilever chief | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Unilever, meanwhile, has been leading by example, committing in its Sustainable Palm Oil policy to 100% traceability for all crude palm oil and derivatives.In February, the company became the first to disclose the suppliers and mills that it sources from, mapping out over 1,400 mills and 300 direct suppliers. Using WRI’s Palm Risk tool it identified that 42 mills are located in areas of high deforestation risk.

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Great job Unilever for ensuring greater transparency in your supply chain.

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Thousands of companies to take action under Australia's anti-slavery law

Thousands of companies to take action under Australia's anti-slavery law | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The Australian government said it would introduce its Modern Slavery Act to parliament by mid-2018, and outlined on Thursday its requirements which will compel large companies to publish an annual public statement on their actions to address slavery.
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More than 3,000 businesses in Australia would be forced to disclose how they tackle the threat of modern slavery.

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Kiwi SMB integrates blockchain to verify supply chain

Kiwi SMB integrates blockchain to verify supply chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Their technology partner is UK-based firm Provenance, a blockchain provider that provides product transparency and traceability to enhance food security. The blockchain verifies our business and supplier profiles for greater supply chain integrity and substantiates our claims with data gathered from across the supply chain,” Ho says.The system demonstrates our social and environmental impact at every point in the chain and reduces risk by proving the authenticity of our goods.

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Global depletion of food source and the rising concerns of food authenticity were major reasons to integrate blockchain to verify supply chain.

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Industrial Supply Chains Continue to Evolve

Industrial Supply Chains Continue to Evolve | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
In this age of ever-increasing competition, trade wars, tech-driven disruption and sustainability considerations there is more urgency than ever for companies to strengthen their supply chains. One of the ways in which companies are increasingly looking to achieve this is by implementing supply chain finance or supplier early payment programmes.
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What actions have you taken in your business line in order to strengthen your supply chain?

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Ghanapolitics: Environmental Leader/Alyssa Danigelis: Starbucks and Nestlé Commit To Sustainable Sourcing in $7.15B Coffee Deal

Ghanapolitics: Environmental Leader/Alyssa Danigelis: Starbucks and Nestlé Commit To Sustainable Sourcing in $7.15B Coffee Deal | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Starbucks and Nestlé announced a global alliance this week where the Swiss food and beverage company will pay $7.15 billion to market, sell, and distribute Starbucks products. The companies say that the deal is aimed at making coffee the world’s first truly sustainable agricultural product.

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Great step forward by Starbucks and Nestlé! Both are proud to be recognized as global leaders for their responsible and sustainable coffee sourcing.

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De Beers tracks diamonds through supply chain using blockchain

De Beers tracks diamonds through supply chain using blockchain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond producer by the value of its gems, has led industry efforts to verify the authenticity of diamonds and ensure they are not from conflict zones where gems may be used to finance violence.

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De Beers was able to track 100 high-value diamonds from miner to retailer using blockchain.

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Transparency Is Key to an Efficient Supply Chain 

Transparency Is Key to an Efficient Supply Chain  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
For the most part, the industry in which you are involved has determined the need for a transparent — or largely private — supply chain. In food and retail, for instance, it’s more important and beneficial to have a transparent system in place. This system allows you to better track goods, especially those that are contaminated, damaged or dangerous.
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Switching to  a more transparent and efficient supply chain will lead to a more positive result in a company's performance.

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Digitizing the Apparel Supply Chain

Digitizing the Apparel Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Supply chain transparency is highly sought after in the apparel industry, yet the appropriate depth of information is often lacking. An Apparel Magazine report indicated that 20 percent of apparel companies characterized their transparency and compliance systems as ineffective, and 57 percent said these systems were only somewhat effective. Digitizing the apparel industry is a critical move that can help these businesses gain the insights they need to improve corporate social responsibility (CSR) and enhance supply chain management.
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With the help of a digitized supply chain, it’s possible to monitor sustainability throughout the infrastructure. Have you been able to improve your supply chain management?

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Olam, Bees Deliver Sustainable Ag Solutions for Sourcing, Natural Pesticides

Olam, Bees Deliver Sustainable Ag Solutions for Sourcing, Natural Pesticides | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Traceability and sustainable assurance are persistent problems in agricultural supply chains. While numerous tools address one or the other, a new digital platform from agribusiness Olam International will provide both. Called AtSource, Olam claims the platform “will provide unrivalled environmental and social insights into the journey of agricultural raw materials and food ingredients from the farm to manufacturing and retail customers.”
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Reimagining global agriculture will require numerous efforts of various size and focus.

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