Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing

Ethical and Sustainable Sourcing

Top ethical and sustainable sourcing topics and trends, and what businesses are doing to address these issues in their supply chains

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Additional Non-Financial Disclosure Requirements for EU Companies in Effect This Year
Starting this year, large companies based in the European Union will need to disclose additional non-financial information in their annual reports, specifically policies, risks and outcomes related to environmental issues, respect for human rights and anti-corruption. This mandate is a result of a ...
Jan 26, 2017 6:30 PM ET
Supply Chain Communication: A Barrier to Food Industry Transparency
The international food industry continues to experience challenges in supply chain communication, especially as food safety rules become increasingly strict and consumers demand more transparency. Increased supply chain scrutiny has become necessary (in part from recent ...
Jan 25, 2017 12:00 PM ET
Jewelry Industry Moves Toward More Sustainable and Ethical Supply Chains
In 1998, the United Nations voted to ban the purchase of blood diamonds from Angola. Since then, the public has become increasingly aware about raw materials whose sale fuels civil conflict, and has shifted focus to other mineral extractions that may be used to fund wars and armed conflict in other African countries and other nations. Today, “conflict minerals” encompasses four key raw...
Jan 19, 2017 10:30 AM ET
Jan. 11 Is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Are Companies Listening?
Jan. 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Are Companies Listening? Companies that adopt comprehensive and assertive ethical sourcing practices reap many benefits, including increased consumer trust and an improved reputation. One of the most vital and visible components of any ethical sourcing program is to ensure that products do not support human trafficking and...
Jan 11, 2017 12:40 PM ET
Technology Companies, China Pledge to Stop Human Rights Abuses in Cobalt Mining
Weeks after an investigative news article detailed the extent of child labor and forced labor being used to mine cobalt – a critical ingredient in widely used batteries for cars and electronic equipment – major technology companies and industry groups are launching initiatives to stop the practice. Current statistics show that more than half of the world’s cobalt is mined from the Congo...
Dec 27, 2016 1:50 PM ET

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