The Key to Eliminating Modern Day Slavery From Your Supply Chain

Modern day slavery, including forced labor, child labor, bonded labor, and other types of unethical labor practices affects over 21 million people worldwide and has resulted in over $150 billion in illegal profits.Is there an effective approach companies can utilize...
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Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG Conference) Highlights IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Challenges and Solutions

On October 11, the AIAG IMDS & Product Chemical Compliance Conference brought together representatives from various tiers of the automotive supply chain to learn tools and strategies for tackling the compliance challenges faced by the automotive industry....
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NGOs Shifting Focus to Electric Cars in Cobalt Disclosure Debate

Fresh from a lengthy investigative article by the Washington Post and increased  international attention to cobalt, Amnesty International announced it is calling on electric car manufacturers to be more transparent about this key ingredient in their vehicles and its...
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Human trafficking – The top concern for UK commercial enterprises

The issue of Human Trafficking and modern-day slavery is top-of-mind for companies based in the United Kingdom or doing business there.  This concept was clearly evident to Source Intelligence during a recent symposium it sponsored in London and during private...
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Achieving Sustainable Development Goals to Eradicate Human Trafficking and Forced Labor: New Global Organization Alliance 8.7 Launched

Alliance 8.7 was launched on September 21 during the UN General Assembly in support of meeting Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8.7, to “take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the...
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Cobalt: The New Conflict Mineral?

The Washington Post’s latest story exposes the often dangerous conditions faced by African workers in cobalt mines, adding to the increasing worldwide attention paid to human rights issues in global supply chains and raw material sourcing. Cobalt is highly valued as a...
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U.S. Senate Passes TSCA Reform

The U.S. Senate passed the TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) Reform bill on June 7 with strong support. The bill is now headed to the President’s desk and is expected to be signed into law. The version of the TSCA Reform bill (TSCA Modernization Act of 2015)...

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GRI New Global Reporting Standards Released

The Global Reporting Institute (GRI) has released a new draft of Sustainability Reporting Guidelines that will be adopted by the Global Sustainability Standard Board (GSSB) by November. This second draft is open for public comment until July 17th. 30 different...

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