Supply Chains

‘Commodity markets still work to keep farmers poor. At Fair Trade we are working to change that’

Erinch Sahan, (Oct 9, 2019)

Erinch Sahan of the World Fair Trade Organization says the social enterprises that are producing chocolate from bean to bar show the value that can be generated for communities when the global movement thinks beyond the farm gate

Reaping the gender dividend to make food systems more sustainable

Manuel Kiewisch, (Sep 12, 2019)

Empowering women is key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and improving conditions in agricultural supply chains. But what does it mean in practice? Manuel Kiewisch of Mondelēz International shares lessons from the consumer goods company’s Cocoa Life programme

Mario Abreu, Vice President of Sustainability at Tetra Pak shares his ideas on key trends ahead of the Transform Summit

Brenda Staines, (Sep 3, 2019)

As part of the knowledge exchange in the build-up to this year’s Transform Summit, Mario Abreu, Vice President of Sustainability at Tetra Pak share his ideas on key trends ahead of the event

Focus on human rights: how brands are tackling modern slavery and the refugee crisis

Terry Slavin, (Aug 8, 2019)

In the August issue of Ethical Corporation we take an in-depth look at the challenges companies are facing addressing forced labour in their supply chains, highlight some of the leaders in reporting on human rights impacts, and report on how businesses are helping address the global refugee crisis

‘Do we need a Paris Agreement on social issues to get companies to take them seriously?’

Mike Scott, (Aug 6, 2019)

With transparency on human rights lagging climate change in corporate reporting, Mike Scott looks at the rising reputational, legal and brand risks, and some of the companies that are leading the way

‘If Boris Johnson wants a global Britain he needs to get serious about ending modern slavery’

Phil Bloomer, (Aug 6, 2019)

Phil Bloomer of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre hopes that the new prime minister will restore UK leadership with more robust legislation

‘Even leading supermarkets are far from ending human rights abuses in their supply chains’

Monica Romis, (Aug 6, 2019)

Oxfam’s Monica Romis explains the findings of the charity’s latest Supermarket Scorecard on human rights, which gave Tesco top place among 16 of Europe's biggest supermarkets

‘We know most global companies have modern slavery in their supply chains’

Katherine Steiner-Dicks, (Aug 6, 2019)

Katherine Steiner-Dicks reports on growing calls for major reforms to the UK’s Modern Slavery Act

Empower suppliers to help deliver new climate goals

Conference Recording, (Aug 5, 2019)

Circular innovations across all areas of the business

Conference Recording, (Jul 5, 2019)

Plastics Workshop - Reduce, Recycle and Replace

Conference Recording, (Jul 4, 2019)

How AB InBev is using blockchain to improve the lives of smallholder farmers

Terry Slavin, (Jun 25, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on BanQu, a blockchain platform based on widely accessible SMS technology that is bringing transparency to the ‘last mile’ of global supply chains

Why women workers in global garment supply chains are saying #MeToo

Bobbie Sta Marie, (Jun 21, 2019)

Bobbie Sta Maria of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, and JJ Rosenbaum of Global Labor Justice say the drafting of a convention to end gender-based violence against women workers at the ILO’s meeting in Geneva this week is long over-due

How China’s appetite for meat is putting forests at increasing risk

Morgan Gillespy, (Jun 3, 2019)

CDP's Morgan Gillespy argues that Chinese banks, which have otherwise made strong progress on green finance, have a blindspot over deforestation risk. Amid uncertainties over US-China trade war, the risks related to soy are set to deepen

New hope for solutions to deforestation in the Cerrado

Mark Hillsdon, (May 28, 2019)

Mark Hillsdon reports on how pre-competitive approaches such as the Soy Buyers Coalition are allowing retailers to share the costs of incentivising soy farmers to refrain from converting land

Five ingredients for success for partnerships in fragile economies like South Sudan

Myriam Sainz, (May 19, 2019)

Myriam Sainz of TechnoServe draws on her experience rebuilding coffee communities with Nespresso to identify how best to invest in countries hit by conflict or crisis