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Posted: Mar 10, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Although investment and infrastructure are needed to audit suppliers, the fact is that delaying the auditing of your supply chain to ensure that your business is compliant with environmental and social standards can prove to be more costly than proactive engagement.
Posted: Mar 04, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
In late January, the U.S. Government released final amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation that are intended to strengthen existing prohibitions and requirements related to human trafficking. These requirements, which go into effect on March 2, are applicable to all federal contractors.
Posted: Mar 03, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Reducing a company’s environmental footprint is no small task. Just getting started can be tough. But once commitments are made and first steps are taken, the path unfolds. We’ve learned a few things on our sustainability journey and every day we learn more. Here are a few of our key takeaways.
Posted: Mar 02, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
It has been predicted that in 2020, the world cocoa bean production will not meet the demand. By some estimates, there will be a 1 million ton shortfall, or 25 percent of 2012 global output. There are certainly many underlying reasons for this projected shortage, but the main theme is that cocoa bean production is not sustainable for the farmers.
Posted: Feb 26, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Posted: Feb 25, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
It is simply not enough in today’s world to just set out a CSR policy or a supplier code of conduct or total up the number of sustainability initiatives in the supply chain and think you are doing the right thing. The days of accountability by case study are fading fast. Companies must actually do the work and invest the capital to create lasting (and profitable) change in their supply chains.
Posted: Feb 23, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
In 2015 and beyond, technological advancements will conspire to force business sustainability thinkers and supply chain managers to meaningfully ask ourselves an important question: given technological changes to the ways that we produce and distribute goods and services, what is the enduring rationale for supply chain sustainability?
Posted: Feb 10, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The honest truth is that improving working conditions and environmental practices in the vast global supply chain is a continuous journey: always seeking improvement, always raising the bar.
Posted: Feb 04, 2015 – 09:55 AM EST
Sustainable procurement IS good procurement, they are not different things, if competent procurement professionals use effective tools and adequate resources to manage their supply chains well, sustainable outcomes can be delivered that offer real long term value.
Posted: Feb 02, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Multinationals are making public commitments to ramp up their sustainability efforts across the supply chain in response to escalating consumer pressure, the “compliance” squeeze and a desire to improve efficiency and reduce costs. They are forging a path to a greener and more profitable future – one that relies on our ability to build a strong supply base of alternative materials that compete with the status quo on price and availability.
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