Supply Chains

CDP reports 24% rise in companies looking for greater transparency in supply chains

Terry Slavin, (May 20, 2020)

Science-based targets and TCFD requirements in bail-out packages are helping to drive greater corporate disclosure. Terry Slavin reports

Why 176 institutional investors are calling out brands for failure to respect human rights

Camille Le Pors, (Apr 2, 2020)

Canon, Carlsberg, Ralph Lauren and Starbucks are among 95 companies that are being pressed by investors worth $4.5tn to take prompt action to respect the rights of workers and communities, say Camille Le Pors of the World Benchmarking Alliance and Paloma Munoz Quick of the Investor Alliance for Human Rights

The Bolsonaro effect: Ethical Corporation reports on the fightback against deforestation in Brazil

Terry Slavin, (Mar 10, 2020)

In the second of our two-part briefing on deforestation risk in supply chains, Ethical Corporation magazine looks at soya, beef and cocoa. We also look at pressures to reform the Forestry Stewardship Council, the rise of biodiversity as a business agenda, and the UK's plans to plough a new furrow on agriculture post-Brexit

‘Extreme poverty still fuelling deforestation from cocoa in West Africa’

Terry Slavin, (Mar 10, 2020)

Terry Slavin reports on how the industry’s promises to raise incomes and make farmers more productive in Ghana and Côte D’Ivoire have not yet resulted in lower deforestation risk

Standoff at Rainbow Ridge as northern California tree protesters take aim at FSC and Home Depot

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 7, 2020)

Angeli Mehta reports on a community that is trying to prevent logging and use of herbicides in high conservation value forest

Is FSC certification worth the paper it’s printed on?

Angeli Mehta, (Mar 7, 2020)

Angeli Mehta reports on pressures to reform the forests certification scheme amid declining take-up and concerns about credibility in countries like Russia

Mato Grosso’s plan to halve land use for cattle in bid to curb deforestation

Mark Hillsdon, (Mar 7, 2020)

Mark Hillsdon reports on a €3.5m joint venture between the Sustainable Trade Initiative and the Carrefour Foundation has the potential to restore 150,000ha of tropical rainforest in the state

‘With the right incentives we could double soy production without felling another tree’

Mark Hillsdon, (Mar 7, 2020)

The state of Mato Grosso’s pioneering Produce, Conserve, Include’ strategy is working to transform farmers into allies in the fight against deforestation, but it needs more financial support from outside Brazil, reports Mark Hillsdon

Tendrils of hope amid huge setbacks for sustainable soy in Brazil

Mark Hillsdon, (Mar 7, 2020)

Jair Bolsonaro's anti-environment rhetoric has led to the collapse of initiatives like the Cerrado Mechanism and Soy Moratorium to hold the line on deforestation, but civil society and progressive companies in Brazil are fighting back. Mark Hillsdon reports

Global survey reveals two thirds of adults not recycling all plastic waste

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 25, 2020)

Sponsored content: Hi-Cone’s first annual report on The State of Plastic Recycling reveals consumer attitudes towards recycling and the circular economy

Deadline 2020: Big brands double down on efforts to source deforestation-free palm oil

Terry Slavin, (Feb 11, 2020)

Consumer boycotts and the failure to meet 2020 #NDPE commitments have lit a fire under efforts to clean up complex palm oil supply chains in the past year. Terry Slavin talks to brands, NGOs and palm oil producers to assess the impact on critically important tropical forests and the people who live there

Eyes in the skies: The push to beef up surveillance of palm oil deforestation

Terry Slavin, (Feb 10, 2020)

Terry Slavin reports on how brands like Nestlé, Mars, PepsiCo and Unilever are turning to tech and partners on the ground to monitor deforestation risk around the mills that supply them

Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches metrics tool in bid to speed circular economy

Terry Slavin, (Jan 15, 2020)

Terry Slavin reports on how the new Circulytics tool, which has been tested by 30 companies, including Brambles and DS Smith, will help companies track their progress on cutting waste and CO2 emissions

Seven best practices in sustainable supplier engagement

EC Newsdesk, (Jan 6, 2020)

Sponsored content: Consulting firm Navigant sets out a roadmap for creating a green supply chain and explains why sustainability can be a game-changer in procurement

'To achieve the SDGs in a warming climate we will have to change how we produce our food'

Sunny Verghese, (Jan 3, 2020)

Olam’s Sunny Verghese says a global food and agricultural system in line with the Global Goals would unlock economic value of more than $2tn by 2030

'In Asia, sustainability leadership in the 2020s must start with rethinking waste'

Pat Dwyer, (Jan 2, 2020)

Pat Dwyer of The Purpose Business looks at the need for a paradigm shift if Asia is to be on track to deliver on responsible consumption by 2030

'We need companies to promote social protectionism in the coming trade wars’

John Morrison, (Jan 2, 2020)

John Morrison of the Institute for Human Rights and Business argues that initiatives to safeguard both environment and human rights will be critical for the radical transformations that will be required in decade ahead

Shining a light on corporate human rights abuses in the Pacific

Amy Sinclair, (Dec 9, 2019)

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre’s Amy Sinclair introduces a new portal that focuses attention on a resource-rich area remote from the rest of the world

Traceability and Transparency - Tier 1 and Beyond

Conference Recording, (Dec 5, 2019)