Supply Chains

EcoVadis survey finds only 15% of firms have full visibility of tier 1 and 2 suppliers

Rebecca Ley, (Feb 9, 2017)

97% of supply chain professionals value sustainable procurement but lack resources to delve deep enough

Barry Townsend from Interface on why 'carbon is cost' in supply chains

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 7, 2017)

Barry Townsend, European purchasing director answers questions on sustainable supply chains

NGO voices: The perfect storm that led to Human Rights at Sea

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 6, 2017)

David Hammond on how the charity he founded is engaging with businesses to end human rights abuse in the maritime supply chain

How SupplierPortal helps solve supply chain risks

admin, (Feb 6, 2017)

Gyles Scott-Hayward, head of SupplierPortal at Greenstone on the main issues its clients are facing.

Opinion: We need an ambitious resource efficiency policy post-Brexit

Nick Molho, (Feb 6, 2017)

The UK may be leaving the EU but we must keep pace with the rest of Europe in forging a more circular economy, argues Nick Molho of the Aldersgate Group

Compass commits to cage-free eggs and cut food waste

Terry Slavin, (Feb 2, 2017)

Catering giant sets 2020 targets for 100% ethically sourced products and to source responsible palm oil

Target to remove harmful chemicals by 2020

Rebecca Ley, (Feb 1, 2017)

US retailer promises to be transparent about all its product ingredients in ambitous new CSR strategy

BT, Sky, HP 'leaders in engaging supply chain on climate'

Terry Slavin, (Jan 26, 2017)

CO2 savings not being replicated at scale through supply chains, CDP finds

NGO voices: Lessons from working with Unilever in Vietnam

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 12, 2017)

Oxfam’s Rachel Wilshaw reveals how doing a study of the company's labour standards was an eye-opener for both parties

Dell, Horsehead Corporation and Aquafil on seven top tips for developing a circular economy

Liam Dowd, (Jan 10, 2017)

We outline the toolkit to a circular approach for your business, to spur innovation and sustainability, whilst decoupling growth and material use

Issue 9: Big data comes to the supply chain

Ellen R Delisio, (Dec 15, 2016)

From monitoring palm oil plantations to cutting energy use in data centres, Ellen R Delisio looks at how companies used IT to get a shop-floor view of their operations in 2016

Modern Slavery Act Workshop - Identifying modern slavery risk in your supply chain

Conference Recording, (Nov 29, 2016)

This highly interactive session discussed how companies are addressing modern slavery risks within their supply chains.

VF Corporation sustainable sourcing: Towards a third way?

Oliver Balch, (Nov 28, 2016)

How VF are pursuing a collaborative responsible sourcing strategy

Collaboration ‘strongest weapon against slavery’

Maxine Perella, (Nov 17, 2016)

Ikea, John Lewis and The Body Shop are among the companies that are going beyond audits

Companies ‘doing barest minimum’ on reporting slavery

Katherine Sharp, (Nov 17, 2016)

Analyses of statements under the Modern Slavery Act show FTSE 100 boards failing to appreciate slavery risks in their supply chains

Modern slavery risks hit home for UK firms

Maxine Perella, (Nov 17, 2016)

With even John Lewis caught out by a sharp rise in forced labour in UK supply chains, there are fears firms will move more purchasing overseas to protect their brands

Establish long-term sustainable solutions through industry-wide supplier collaboration

Conference Recording, (Nov 17, 2016)

Supplier Collaboration Debate

Human rights: The business case for backing civil rights defenders

Terry Slavin, (Nov 17, 2016)

A new report from Charities Aid Foundation argues that companies can - and should - be at the vanguard of protecting human rights

Sustainable Sourcing: Managing your impacts on human rights

Conference Recording, (Nov 16, 2016)

This 90 minute roundtable session looks at how companies can minimise their impacts in these vital areas of business.

The procurement perspective: Integrating sustainability into procurement

Conference Recording, (Nov 16, 2016)

What do business functions care about and how can sustainability help them in their role?