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Sustainability Has Never Been More Affordable

Successful sustainability practices are more important than ever. Not only will 90% of investors scrutinize a company’s sustainability performance before making investment decisions (according to this study), but nearly 50% of investors indicated that they would not...
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EICC Responsible Electronics Triggers Conversation About Supply Chain Transparency

Global electronics companies joined by academia, international government officials, mining companies, smelters, and NGOs gathered last week for the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) Responsible Electronics and Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI)...
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Catholic Church, International Police Reaffirm Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

The world’s police chiefs and the Catholic Church reaffirmed their efforts to eradicate human trafficking this week. The Santa Marta Group, an international alliance of police chiefs and bishops, concluded a two-day summit in Rome today to review anti-slavery...
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What Must Be Done to Combat Human Trafficking – Survivors Speak Out In a U.S. Advisory Council Report

Just last week, the U.S Advisory Council on Human Trafficking released its first annual report detailing policy recommendations for various aspects of the human trafficking supply chain, the first of its kind written by survivors. Established in 2015, the council is...
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Sustainable Palm Oil a Moving Target

As worldwide efforts grow to support more sustainable palm oil development, one thing is clear: The geography and controversy change. For companies that have palm oil in their product lines, the ability to track and verify ethically and sustainably produced palm oil...
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World Focus on Ethical Sourcing Turns to California as Leaders Gather

The World focus on ethical sourcing of materials will shift to California next month when the Conflict-Free Smelter Initiative (CFSI) holds its annual meeting in Santa Clara. Thousands of supply chain executives and sustainability officers from top-tier companies,...
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Senate to Move Forward on TSCA Reform Next Week

The version of the TSCA Reform bill (TSCA Modernization Act of 2015) currently pending the Senate’s vote was initially blocked from fast passage in the Senate due to Senator Rand Paul’s single objection. The Senate is now slated to continue consideration of the bill...

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New OSHA Deadline Is Imminent

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has been implementing the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) in order to improve worker safety. Many of the deadlines have now passed, however one date is about to come...

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Conflict Minerals Program: Build or Buy

A conflict minerals legislation has been in the works for the European Union since 2014. There have been many updates since then, but there are still some fundamental differences that need to be worked out. The last update came in March, when we first learned about...

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