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Illegal logging is a key driver of deforestation. The Global Forest Atlas estimates that over 20 million hectares of forest were illegally converted between 2000 and 2012. In many developing countries, the process of issuing licenses for land...read more
Author: Jennifer Kraus Co-Founder, EVP of Operations Supplier Data Aggregation October brings harvest festivals, spiced lattes and a seasonal favorite here at Source - Halloween! Halloween, of course, makes me think of spiders, which makes me...read more
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Today, businesses function in a global environment. Building a brand that delivers the right product to the right buyer globally at the right price requires diligent Supply Chain Management (SCM). All areas of operations are impacted from design to...read more
Matt Thorn, our Co-Founder and COO recently sat down with the SD Voyager to talk about the history of Source Intelligence and how we got to where we are today. *Excerpt from SD Voyager. (SD Voyager): Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the...read more
Conflict Minerals Reporting Update: RMI Releases Conflict Minerals Reporting Template – version 5.11 | Source Intelligence
On April 27, 2018, the Responsible Minerals initiative (RMI) released the new CMRT version 5.11. The conflict minerals reporting template (CMRT) is a free, standardized reporting template developed by the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) and is...read more
Part 1 So what exactly is a blockchain? A Blockchain is a record or ledger of transactions that is almost impossible to change after the fact. It’s a decentralized system that's usually open (although there can be public and private Blockchains) which...read more
Do your products really need a Prop 65 warning? Believe it or not, the answer to this question is somewhat complicated - lets dive in: We recently got together with Environmental Law Group and Prop 65 News to discuss the changes to California Prop 65 in 2018. Some CA...read more
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What is palm oil and why should we care about it? Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil that comes from the mesocarp (middle of the fruit) that comes from, you guessed it, the oil palm trees. Now, how can something so simple create so much controversy and be...read more
--- July 16th, 2019 The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) announced that 4 new substances have been added to the EU REACH regulation. The decision to add the substances is due to their effects on reproduction, human health and negative effects on...read more
After years of negotiations between the EU Commission, EU Parliament, & the EU Council, and pressure from NGO’s and special interest groups, the European Union agreed on legislation to regulate the usage of 3TG in their member states. The...read more
REACH overview REACH is an acronym that stands for 'Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals.’ REACH came into effect on 1 June 2007 with regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 by the European Parliament under the European...read more
The California Prop 65 regulation has a unique attribute that is constantly debated and lobbied against: Any individual acting in the public interest may enforce Proposition 65 by filing a lawsuit against a business alleged to be in violation of this law....read more
In 2018, Ecolab published their 12th annual sustainability report. Among other globally leading sustainability statistics, Ecolab reported that they helped conserve 188 billion gallons of water, which is the equivalent of 650 million people drinking needs....read more