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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Global Movement on Sustainable Palm Oil is Growing

A global trend toward sustainable palm oil is emerging; diverse stakeholders including non-profits, scientists, and global brands worldwide have announced their commitment to sustainably sourced palm oil and supply chain transparency. WWF (World Wildlife Fund)...

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A Sector-Specific Approach To Modern Day Slavery

Countries and regions of the world are now taking a proactive approach to mitigating slavery in the supply chain. A few notable regulations aimed at these efforts are the UK Modern Slavery Act and the California Supply Chains Transparency Act. Forced labor generates...

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EHS Software Linked to Business Advantages

From a survey of over 3,000 corporate managers, LNS Research found that companies using EHS software not only allowed companies to streamline their EHS programs, but also provided many corporate advantages. 75% of companies using EHS software were able to identify...

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