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Devoir de vigilance : la loi définitivement adoptée

Devoir de vigilance : la loi définitivement adoptée | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

150 à 200 entreprises sont concernées selon Bercy. Il s'agit de sociétés ayant plus de 5 000 salariés et dont le siège est situé en France, ou bien 10 000 salariés et un siège à l'étranger.
Concrètement, elles seront obligées de définir, de mettre en œuvre et de publier un "plan de vigilance" à compter du 1er janvier 2018.

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Un premier pas vers le respect des droits humains par les multinationales

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Sweden commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2045 with new law

Sweden commits to becoming carbon neutral by 2045 with new law | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
To achieve carbon-neutral status, the country will focus on reducing emissions from transport by increasing the use of biofuels and electric vehicles. It plans to cut domestic emissions by at least 85 per cent, and offset remaining emissions by planting trees or investing in projects abroad.

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With "Plan A," Marks & Spencer redefined corporate social responsibility

With "Plan A," Marks & Spencer redefined corporate social responsibility | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Internally, Plan A has been a powerful change brand, helping 75,000 M&S employees and 2000 suppliers to see the links between activities as disparate as taking trans fats out of food, reducing energy use and promoting Fairtrade.
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How to work better together to achieve the SDGs

How to work better together to achieve the SDGs | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require civil society, businesses and governments to work better together, and from this need new ways of collaboration and financing have emerged that are likely to become more prevalent in years to come.

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Despite history of violations, Indonesian court reinstates coal mine's license

Despite history of violations, Indonesian court reinstates coal mine's license | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
As Indonesia proceeds with its campaign to stamp out illegality in its palm oil and mining sectors, canceling thousands of permits nationwide, a Sumatran court has restored a coal company’s license after the governor revoked it.

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Will the world’s 9 biggest seafood companies help save the oceans?

Will the world’s 9 biggest seafood companies help save the oceans? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Nine of the world’s biggest seafood companies have pledged to take steps to eliminate illegal products, end modern-day slavery in fishing supply chains and responsibly manage aquaculture farms. Along with signing a pledge, the nine companies also asked for government cooperation in fulfilling their obligations to marine protection, outlined in United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14.

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Should we really be aiming for a circular economy?

Should we really be aiming for a circular economy? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
When considering the circular economy, businesses should not only look at how to endlessly recycle products but also how to cut down the use of resources in the first place and designing for durability, said business leaders at a recent sustainability event in Singapore.
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“Goods today should be made more robust and more durable, so that there isn’t a need to recycle at all” - JD Kasamoto

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Dirty Fashion: Global retailers vow to respond to 'toxic' supply chain practices

Dirty Fashion: Global retailers vow to respond to 'toxic' supply chain practices | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

According to the report, the production of viscose - a staple plant-based fibre used widely in the textile industry - at locations in Indonesia, China and India were linked to increased cancer rates and the destruction of waterways and traditional and marine livelihoods."

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How can fashion brands using viscose and other unsustainable and highly-polluting fibers increase supply-chain visibility and thus promote best practices?

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World Fishing & Aquaculture | MSC and Chinese partners announce commitment to sustainability

On World Oceans Day last week, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), together with leading Chinese partners including China’s largest online marketplace Tmall.com, announced their commitment to sustainable seafood procurement.
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Réputation : "Les entreprises ne peuvent plus seulement communiquer sur leurs produits ou leurs performances financières"

Réputation : "Les entreprises ne peuvent plus seulement communiquer sur leurs produits ou leurs performances financières" | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
La France est en ligne avec le reste du monde : l’étude que nous avons publiée début juin montre que la RSE compte pour 43,3% dans la réputation des entreprises, soit 2,5 points de plus qu’en 2016. Par comparaison, le score est de 42,9% pour les États-Unis et 41% pour la Chine. Mais ce qui distingue la France, c’est le poids des indécis, qui déclarent ne pas savoir ce que les entreprises - dont ils sont pourtant familiers (1) - font en matière de RSE. Ils sont plus de 75% !
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New CDP Data Reveals US Suppliers Represent One-Third Global Carbon Reduction Opportunities | Sustainable Brands

New CDP Data Reveals US Suppliers Represent One-Third Global Carbon Reduction Opportunities | Sustainable Brands | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

“Businesses in the United States are well aware of the enormous benefits from taking climate action, which is good for both the bottom line and the planet. They are now taking what they have learned and cascading it down into their supply chains,” said Dexter Galvin, Head of Supply Chain at CDP.

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Especially in light of recent decisions made on the part of the U.S. federal government, it is now more important than even that sustainability leadership comes from businesses. The supply chain of many U.S. companies provides an ideal opportunity to do just that.

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Innovation to keep Asia's water flowing

Innovation to keep Asia's water flowing | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

What is Singapore’s secret to achieving the seemingly impossible goal of water independence? The answer lies in two of the country’s other national taps: Desalinated water and high-grade reclaimed water, known locally as NEWater.
Together, the two sources make up about 55 per cent of Singapore’s water supply. By 2060, the government expects that they will meet as much as 85 per cent of demand.

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Making clean water accessible and sustainable will continue to be Singapore's aim for the next five years, and beyond.

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China to release plan for tackling e-waste by end of year

China to release plan for tackling e-waste by end of year | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
By the end of 2017, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and other government bodies must put forward a proposal for recycling of electric (devices that use electricity, such as fridges, hairdriers and microwaves) and electronic products (devices that alter electric currents internally using switches, such as computers or mobile phones).
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CEOs Are Getting Fired for Ethical Lapses More Than They Used To

CEOs Are Getting Fired for Ethical Lapses More Than They Used To | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Companies have become much more likely to dismiss their chief executive officers over the last several years because of a scandal or improper conduct by the CEO or other employees — including fraud, bribery, insider trading, inflated resumes, and sexual indiscretions.
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Singapore unveils new rules to curb packaging waste

Singapore unveils new rules to curb packaging waste | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Companies in Singapore will have to report their packaging data and submit packaging reduction plans by 2021. The new rules are part of a plan to extend the lifespan of the island nation’s only landfill site.
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The digital, sustainable future of supply chains

The digital, sustainable future of supply chains | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The new mandate for supply chain sustainability is to use this time of transition to embed sustainability firmly into the information, functionality, and end-use of digital technologies as they come into the mainstream.
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From tea to tobacco - which everyday products are most at risk of modern slavery links?

From tea to tobacco - which everyday products are most at risk of modern slavery links? | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

British supermarkets scrambled to remove certain brands of corned beef from their shelves this month after it was found that they might be tainted by links to slave labour in Brazil.
The illegal industry traps an estimated 46 million people globally, according to the 2016 Global Slavery Index, and produces profits of about $150 billion a year, according to the International Labour Organization.

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40 patrons français appellent à plus de coopération avec le gouvernement sur la transition écologique

A l’occasion des 25 ans de l’association Entreprises pour l’Environnement (EpE), une quarantaine de patrons de sociétés membres appellent (1) le gouvernement "à engager de nouvelles coopérations sur la transition écologique". Parmi les signataires : Jean-Dominique Senard, président de Michelin et président d’EpE, Isabelle Kocher (Engie), François-Henri Pinault (Kering) ou Patrick Pouyanné (Total). Trois sujets de coopérations sont identifiés : climat, biodiversité et santé.

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Ford looks to bamboo to grow its use of sustainable composites - Plastics News

Ford looks to bamboo to grow its use of sustainable composites - Plastics News | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

"One of the things we've been trying to do is develop materials that are valuable waste products, side products, in various parts of the globe," said Deborah Mielewski, who leads the sustainable materials team of Ford's research department. "Instead of shipping materials, as we currently do, all over the place ... we're trying to look at what's readily available and plentiful in various parts of the globe and then develop the materials around that."

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A step in the right direction: As a fast-growing and resource-efficient crop, bamboo and bamboo fibers offer Ford a way to be environmentally sustainable, while the fact that they are 15% to 20% lighter than traditional reinforcing materials- such as glass fiber - offers them a way to be economically efficient.

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Increasing food production without damaging the environment

Increasing food production without damaging the environment | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

No sector is more sensitive to climate change than agriculture - especially for smallholders and family farmers from developing countries - while at the same time, agriculture and food systems account for around 30 per cent of total greenhouse emissions.

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Finance for tomorrow : une marque pour inciter la finance à miser sur un avenir durable

Finance for tomorrow : une marque pour inciter la finance à miser sur un avenir durable | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
L'objectif est de partir à la conquête d'un marché en plein développement sous une bannière qui valorise les atouts français. A savoir, une expertise complète qui va de l'analyse dite extra-financière à une offre de fonds ISR (Investissement Socialement Responsable) et de plus de 400 fonds thématiques ainsi qu'un cadre règlementaire incitatif. Celui-ci allie réglementation sur le reporting et les labels publics, l’un sur l’ISR, l’autre sur la finance verte.
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Pour les investisseurs, la RSE rime avec des gains de long terme

Pour les investisseurs, la RSE rime avec des gains de long terme | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
La tendance est claire : de plus en plus d’investisseurs croient que la RSE et l’intégration des critères environnementaux et sociaux dans leurs portefeuilles est une manière d’établir une stratégie de gains de long terme. Et ils ont raison.

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Pour les investisseurs, la #RSE rime avec des gains de long terme

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Certification : Rainforest Alliance et UTZ fusionnent

Rainforest Alliance et UTZ, deux grandes organisations mondiales leaders de la certification durable, ont annoncé leur intention de fusionner. Celle-ci se concrétisera au cours de l’année. La nouvelle organisation sera nommée Rainforest Alliance.

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Supermarkets put on notice to cut waste or lose customer

Supermarkets put on notice to cut waste or lose customer | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Changing consumer preferences - and heightened awareness about the cost of waste - mean retailers need to adapt quickly if they want to keep current consumers happy and attract new ones, said Liz Goodwin of the US-based World Resources Institute think tank.
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10 things you need to know about the Better Business, Better World report

10 things you need to know about the Better Business, Better World report | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Released on World Environment Day, the newly published report offers valuable insight into how companies can unlock US$5 trillion in business opportunities in Asia by adopting sustainable development principles.
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Décathlon, SEB et BIC en tête des entreprises ayant la meilleure réputation RSE en France

Décathlon, SEB et BIC. C’est le trio de tête des entreprises ayant la meilleure réputation RSE en France selon le baromètre REP TRAK®, réalisé par le cabinet de recherche et de conseil Reputation Institute.  

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