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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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Graphite: The Newest Mineral Under Public Scrutiny

The electronic and automotive industries are facing increased scrutiny as environmental and ethical concerns regarding graphite productions grow. Already under pressure to determine “conflict-free” Tin, Tungsten, Tantalum and Gold (3TG) sources under the US federal...

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Conflict Minerals Requirements and Government Contracts

The compliance net is much larger than perceived. Take conflict minerals, for example. When it comes to conflict minerals and federal reporting requirements, suppliers and their customers are increasingly recognizing that the breadth and scope of their compliance...

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Why executives are embracing supply chain transparency

With the effects of the 2008 global crisis still being felt in industries the world over, supply chain uncertainty remains a hot-button issue. A recent McKinsey survey reported that 68 percent of global executives say supply chain risk will increase in the coming five...

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Ethical Food Supply Chains a Growing Consumer Priority

Pressure from consumers on supply chain management is growing, as recent reports detail an increased interest in sustainable and ethical sourcing and supply. Research from Globescan focusing on U.K. shoppers revealed a strong preference that food companies and the...

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