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Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) Releases Latest Reporting Conflict Minerals Reporting Template

One of the most important efforts to trace whether conflict minerals are entering global supply chains is the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) developed by the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI). As highlighted on the CFSI website, the template...
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Focusing on Sustainable Palm Oil

Although there are a variety of benefits of using palm oil, they are often outweighed by the environmental damage and human rights violations caused by its production and cultivation. However, increased public awareness is creating new market trends that are requiring companies to adapt and take the extra steps necessary to ensure their palm oil products are coming from sustainable sources.
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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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