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Les Français de plus en plus exigeants sur les thématiques RSE

Les Français de plus en plus exigeants sur les thématiques RSE | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

’L'importance accordée par les Français aux différentes dimensions qui concernent la RSE (environnement de travail, gouvernance et engagement citoyen) totalise 43% de la réputation globale d’une entreprise selon le Reputation Institute. C’était 40% en 2016. 

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Rapport intéressant qui montre que les entreprises ont progressé en RSE depuis 2016

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A vision of an ethical supply chain 

In an ideal world, the consumer would have full information about the social and environmental impact of the products she is going to buy. She would be able to consider the full aggregated impact of her purchase.
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Modern slavery legalisation to enforce business transparency over supply chain 

Modern slavery legalisation to enforce business transparency over supply chain  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has told Commonwealth leaders meeting in London that Australia will be a world leader in tackling modern slavery when, as expected, new legislation passes Parliament this year.
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Great step forward Australia!

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Cranswick report calls for supply chain transparency

Leading pork processor Cranswick has called for greater transparency across the food supply chain in response to growing concern over how their food is produced.
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Great step forward Cranswick! 

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Corporate responsibility starts with the supply chain

Corporate responsibility starts with the supply chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Large corporations can do a lot of good by taking stock of their supply chains and innovating solutions not just to increase efficiency, but to prevent abuses and cultivate human flourishing and the local communities they partner with.
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What are you doing to ensure greater transparency in your supply chain?

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Mondelēz International Reports Rapid Growth of Cocoa Life... - Mondelez UK

Mondelēz International Reports Rapid Growth of Cocoa Life... - Mondelez UK | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Mondelēz International today published its third annual progress report for its signature sustainable sourcing program, Cocoa Life. The report shows that Cocoa Life is delivering on its mission of creating a strong cocoa supply chain while transforming lives and livelihoods, addressing deforestation and building resilience to climate change across six cocoa origin countries: Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, Indonesia, Dominican Republic, India and Brazil.
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The industry must make the case for supply chain insurance

The industry must make the case for supply chain insurance | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Businesses can suffer huge losses as result of supply chain disruption – the insurance industry should do more to improve resilience
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Iceland Axes Palm Oil from Products 

Leading UK frozen food specialist Iceland plans to axe all palm oil from its own-label products by the end of this year, with 130 products to be reformulated. The company says the project is “well underway,” with palm oil already having been removed from 50% of its own-label range.
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The supply chain sustainability software market demystified

Supply chain sustainability software has garnered renewed interest, in part because of new regulations aimed at increasing accountability, such as the U.K. Modern Slavery Act and the Paris Agreement. The first mandates that companies prove they are not buying goods or services from entities that practice or support slavery or child labor, and the latter is a global push toward a net-zero carbon future that spurs companies to take steps to ensure sustainability throughout their supply chains. But it is this expanding breadth of the definition of sustainability -- and the efforts to account for it -- that is ultimately reshaping both the movement and the software.

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These are useful information to know about boosting CSR efforts with supply chain sustainability software.

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Why Sustainability Matters to Supply Chain Sourcing

Why Sustainability Matters to Supply Chain Sourcing | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
So it comes as little surprise that significant efforts are underway to incorporate sustainability within supply chains. Gartner’s 2017 Future of Supply Chain Survey data highlights how companies view CSR as an opportunity to enhance their brand reputation, rather than just satisfying government regulations. Eighty two percent of respondents say their organization’s intention to invest in ethical sourcing is because “it’s the right thing to do.”
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These are key steps toward successful adoption of sustainable sourcing.

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The Partnership for Supply Chain Management Implements One Network's Control Tower Solution to Strengthen Health Supply Chains for Developing Countries

The Partnership for Supply Chain Management Implements One Network's Control Tower Solution to Strengthen Health Supply Chains for Developing Countries | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
 One Network Enterprises, the global provider of multi-party digital network platform and services, today announced that The Partnership for Supply Chain Management (PFSCM)—a nonprofit organization providing global procurement and distribution services for low- and middle-income countries—has implemented One Network's Supply Chain Control Tower solution to advance its end-to-end supply chain visibility.
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What strategy have you implemented to mitigate your supply chain risks ? 

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Manufacturers' Digital Supply Chain Expectations Outpace Reality

Manufacturers' Digital Supply Chain Expectations Outpace Reality | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
"Blockchain can increase trust and transparency among ecosystem partners while helping reduce both the cost and risk of moving information across a supply network," continued Laaper. "As organizations develop a greater understanding of this relatively nascent technology and the value it represents, adoption rates should increase."
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This Strategy Solves Restaurants’ Biggest Supply Chain Challenges

This Strategy Solves Restaurants’ Biggest Supply Chain Challenges | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Avery Dennison’s radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology is positioned to solve many of these supply chain dilemmas. With RFID, hen products, such as meat or produce, are packed at the supplier, a label is attached to the carton. As product moves throughout the distribution process, mounted electronic readers use electromagnetic fields to track labels, and that information is sent to the cloud so that anyone in the supply chain can see where that product is.
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That's an excellent step forward by Avery Dennison to tackle restaurants' biggest supply chain challenges.

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Ceres, WWF Expand AgWater Challenge to Drive Water Stewardship in Ag Supply Chains 

Ceres, WWF Expand AgWater Challenge to Drive Water Stewardship in Ag Supply Chains  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Companies that join the challenge receive technical support from Ceres and WWF (and other NGO partners) in analyzing water issues within their supply chains, and in refining or making new sourcing commitments that enable them to better address their risk. Participating companies benefit from the opportunities for peer-to-peer learning on best practices for managing water risks, setting time-bound goals and engaging with growers.
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Great initiatives by Ceres and WWF ! What measures have you taken to alleviate your water risks in your supply chain ?

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Can Blockchain Solve Advertising’s Supply Chain Transparency Issues? 

Can Blockchain Solve Advertising’s Supply Chain Transparency Issues?  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Time will tell. But in the short term, blockchain is realistically poised to address some pressing problems for businesses. Chief among them is the issue of transparency in the advertising supply chain.

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P&G Aims for 100% Renewable Energy by 2030, Focusing on Packaging and Supply Chain

P&G Aims for 100% Renewable Energy by 2030, Focusing on Packaging and Supply Chain | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Focusing on packaging, the company says that by 2025, all of its major packaging platforms will be recyclable or reusable. “This will encompass ~95% of all packaging materials and we will make this happen through a combination of material choice, package design, and working with others to create new innovative solutions for recycling,” the sustainability report states.
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Technology to Advance Responsible Sourcing Blockchain in Supply Chains

Companies across the world are making commitments to sustainable sourcing, either following consumer spending trends, or being pushed by investors, or driven by their internal value systems.  Whatever the motivation is, sustainability, along with automation and AI are those megatrends that are redefining business of the 21st century.
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What actions have you taken to improve your sustainable sourcing in your supply chain?

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10 tips for the ethical supply chain in 2018

10 tips for the ethical supply chain in 2018 | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
A company can enhance its reputation through strong corporate social responsibility but also avoid the reputational damage that can come from human trafficking, forced labor, child labor, or other human rights abuses in its supply chain.
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Are you handling your supply chain ethically? Here are 10 useful tips for the ethical supply chain in 2018.

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Supply chain issues must be investigated to improve manufacturing quality

Supply chain issues must be investigated to improve manufacturing quality | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Almost a third of UK manufacturers believe that raw materials will be the biggest barrier to achieving product quality over the next five years, according to a survey of 200 UK manufacturers across all sectors. This pushes it higher than the current concerns, where time pressures dominate.
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Mars Inc. Aligns Sustainability with Business Goals

Global food manufacturer Mars Inc. recently made public the fact that the global carbon footprint from its extended supply chain is equivalent to a country roughly the size of Panama. But last week, the company announced its new commitment to reduce its GHG emissions from its full value chain by 27% by 2025, and by 67% by 2050 (from 2015 levels).
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Great step forward by Mars Inc.! What actions have you taken to reduce your supply chain risks?

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Mineral supply chain to be transformed by Cobalt Blockchain and DLT Labs

Cobalt Blockchain Inc. (the "Company" or "COBC") (TSXV:COBC) and DLT Labs Inc. ("DLT") are pleased to announce that they have signed a Letter of Intent to establish a joint venture to provide secure, traceable and transparent methods for tracking and certifying the provenance of metals and minerals, through the entire supply chain from source to end-user.
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Great job Cobalt Blockchain and DLT Labs!

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Electronic Manufacturing Supply Chain Trends and How to Manage Them

Electronic Manufacturing Supply Chain Trends and How to Manage Them | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
The solution, to reduce or eliminate risk, is to take control of the parts of the supply chain that can be controlled.  Work with like-minded OCM partners only, and form a two-way relationship.  Develop your supply chain for cost-effective solutions to reduce waste (component waste, e-waste, packaging, process inefficiencies etc).
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Learn how sustainable procurement is driving competitiveness in the electronics industry.

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Why Supply Chain Visibility and Transparency Need to be Top Priorities in Your Business in 2018 

Why Supply Chain Visibility and Transparency Need to be Top Priorities in Your Business in 2018  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
More and more supply chains are utilizing cutting edge strategies and technology to increase their supply chain transparency. Furthermore, other external factors such as pressure from consumers, continue to mount. You cannot afford to lose visibility and be left behind. It will cost in more ways than one.
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Here's the reason why supply chain transparency and visibility should be on the top of your priority list for 2018.  

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New Principles Aim to Drive Investment in Sustainable Fisheries

New Principles Aim to Drive Investment in Sustainable Fisheries | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
At the World Ocean Summit held last month in Mexico, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and three impact funds – Meloy Fund, Encourage Capital and Althelia Ecosphere – announced the first-ever set of Principles for Investment in Sustainable Fisheries, aimed at bringing more money into an increasingly critical sector and growing global challenge.
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Great initiative by the Environmental Defense Fund, Meloy Fund, Encourage Capital and Althelia Ecosphere with regards to sustainability.

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Asia’s food supply chain could be on the verge of reinvention

Asia’s food supply chain could be on the verge of reinvention | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
A new breed of entrepreneurs is emerging in Asia. Far from chasing the latest technological fads like blockchains and ICOs, these founders have set their sights on the food supply chain – a sector that remains relatively untouched by the ever-expanding appetite of the software industry.
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Levi’s Cleans Up Denim Supply Chain with Digital Finishing Process 

Levi’s Cleans Up Denim Supply Chain with Digital Finishing Process  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Traditionally, denim finishing — which creates worn, faded design elements on jeans — has been a highly manual, labor- and chemical-intensive process. Digitization enables a responsive and sustainable supply chain at an unparalleled scale.
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Great job Levi Strauss & Co. !

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