Supply Chains

Management Interview: Inke van der Sluijis - RSPO

Conference Recording, (Nov 14, 2019)

Climate Action Keynote: Adopting a Restorative Strategy

Conference Recording, (Nov 13, 2019)

Communities fail to buy into Portugal’s lithium dreams

Oliver Balch, (Oct 31, 2019)

With the EU targeting a third of cars being electric by 2030, the poorest country in western Europe sees a bright future in exploiting the mineral critical for batteries. But as Oliver Balch reports from Porto, the ‘new gold’ could turn to dust if local opposition is not assuaged

Can high-tech solutions take the risk out of artisanal mining?

Catherine Early, (Oct 31, 2019)

With 150 million people dependent on small-scale mining, IBM, Minespider and BanQu are trialling blockchain solutions to keep them in supply chains despite the perceived high risks. Catherine Early reports

Navigating the long and perilous road to the clean economy

Martin Wright, (Oct 31, 2019)

Martin Wright reports on a host of new initiatives that are attempting to clean up the production of minerals critical to the energy transition, like lithium, cobalt, copper and gold

‘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