Supply Chains

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

Circular innovations across all areas of the business

Conference Recording, (Jul 5, 2019)

Empower suppliers to help deliver new climate goals

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

‘Open Apparel Registry is a powerful new tool shining a light on the garment industry’

Phil Bloomer, (May 10, 2019)

Phil Bloomer and Alysha Khambay of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre explain how the open-source map of garment facilities across the globe is helping human rights campaigners to respond quickly to abuse in supply chains

Why the UN Global Compact is a CSR commitment that works

Terry Slavin, (May 1, 2019)

Julia Moshkin of EcoVadis points to research showing that companies that have signed up to the initiative’s 10 principles perform significantly better on driving responsibility in their supply chains

Beyond recycling: Putting the brakes on fast fashion

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 28, 2019)

With the jury still out on the most sustainable textiles, efforts to make the garment industry more sustainable are focusing on reducing consumption, reports Angeli Mehta