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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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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