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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Tianjin Blast Has The World’s Attention

In the aftermath of the blast in Tianjin, China that left over 100 people dead, there are numerous questions to be answered. At the center of the investigation is the controversy surrounding numerous safety protocols that were violated and...

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World Reeling From Tianjin Explosion

On August 13th, 2015, several large explosions ripped through the night air in the Chinese port city of Tianjin. Fireballs and shockwaves were felt up to 6 miles away from the blast center and debris from the exploding materials rained down...

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USW and OSHA Talk Beryllium Safety

The United Steelworkers (USW) praised the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for taking steps towards implementing a proposed rule on improving safety standards for workers exposed to beryllium. This proposal was brought up...

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