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Trending: New Tech, Cross-Industry Accord Seek to Eradicate Forced Labor from Global Supply Chains
Trending: New Tech, Cross-Industry Accord Seek to Eradicate Forced Labor from Global Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Across the globe, brands, manufacturers and employers are becoming more aware of the urgent need to address worker exploitation in global supply chains. Through the development of new cross-industry collaborations and technological solutions, industry leaders hope to put an end to forced labor.

EICC Cross-Industry Initiative Aims to Eliminate Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains
EICC Cross-Industry Initiative Aims to Eliminate Forced Labor in Global Supply Chains

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - CO2 emissions and plastic waste aren’t the only problems plaguing the electronics industry — forced labor and dangerous working conditions are major points of contention for the sector.

Consumer Goods Forum Shares Best Practices to Eradicate Forced Labor from Global Supply Chains
Consumer Goods Forum Shares Best Practices to Eradicate Forced Labor from Global Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - In a bid to eradicate forced labor in global supply chains, a problem that affects 21 million people worldwide, The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has released a new report, Business Actions Against Forced Labor, highlighting best practices in tackling the issue.

3M Report Reveals Better Supplier Engagement Could Help Drive Innovation
3M Report Reveals Better Supplier Engagement Could Help Drive Innovation

SUPPLY CHAIN - Supplier collaboration and sustainability can drive innovation and growth in top supply chains, but only 43 percent of suppliers feel fully empowered to collaborate with their partners, says new research from 3M. Surveying 237 suppliers across the U.S., the report uncovers insight on the most urgent trends, opportunities and challenges facing suppliers today.

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Finally, Real Action from Big Banks on Deforestation
Finally, Real Action from Big Banks on Deforestation

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - This month BNP Paribas, the world’s seventh-largest financial institution, announced a new palm oil policy that sets responsible palm oil production as a pre-condition for financing. The policy requires that companies receiving financing protect forests and indigenous people.

Closed Loop Fund Impact Results Demonstrate Economic Benefits of Recycling for Municipalities
Closed Loop Fund Impact Results Demonstrate Economic Benefits of Recycling for Municipalities

WASTE NOT - Closed Loop Fund (CLF) has released the results of its latest impact report, which highlights recent successes such as the diversion of 100,000 tons of materials from landfill, a 230,000 metric ton reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the creation of more than $530,000 in economic benefits to municipalities.

Sainsbury’s Ruffles Certifiers' Feathers with Launch of In-House ‘Fairly Traded’ Label
Sainsbury’s Ruffles Certifiers' Feathers with Launch of In-House ‘Fairly Traded’ Label

SUPPLY CHAIN - British supermarket group Sainsbury’s has launched its own in-house sustainability standard, provoking backlash from The Fairtrade Foundation and Fairtrade producers alike.

L'Oréal, McDonald's Commit to Nix Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains
L'Oréal, McDonald's Commit to Nix Deforestation from Commodity Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Forests play a critical role in mitigating global climate change and deforestation is responsible for 10-15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, as well as habitat loss and social conflict. With the development of the Paris Agreement on climate change and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the protection of forests has become a top priority for policymakers, investors and consumers.

Coalition Calls on Fashion Industry to Adopt Transparency Pledge
Coalition Calls on Fashion Industry to Adopt Transparency Pledge

SUPPLY CHAIN - Human Rights Watch is calling on the fashion industry to adopt and carry out the Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Transparency Pledge. The organization contacted 72 apparel companies, asking them to publish information identifying the factories that produce their goods, addressing a key obstacle to rooting out abusive labor practices across the industry and helping to prevent disasters such as the Rana Plaza collapse.

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European Parliament Votes to Phase Out Palm Oil-Based Biofuels by 2020
European Parliament Votes to Phase Out Palm Oil-Based Biofuels by 2020

LEADERSHIP - The social and environmental impacts of palm oil production are widely recognized. And while the issues of deforestation, habitat degradation and human rights abuses are gaining momentum within the international community, measures designed to curtail them — including certification — are plagued by inefficiencies and a lack of transparency.

Panera Launches Zero-Added Sugar Beverages, Challenges Industry to Be More Transparent
Panera Launches Zero-Added Sugar Beverages, Challenges Industry to Be More Transparent

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Transparency is increasingly becoming a food industry standard, with more and more brands sharing information regarding supply chain and nutritional content with consumers. This new wave of transparency is also joined by a greater focus on creating products that are made with “clean” ingredients derived from natural sources. Since the launch of its “Food as It Should Be” campaign back in 2014, Panera Bread has been sharing its journey towards serving only “100% clean” food.

Companies Continue Progress in Erasing Deforestation, Human Rights Abuses from Supply Chains
Companies Continue Progress in Erasing Deforestation, Human Rights Abuses from Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - A wave of efforts to increase transparency and ethics in complex global supply chains in recent years has not only unearthed grave ongoing issues, but a groundswell of private sector commitments to address them. Two that have risen to the forefront of concern for multinationals are deforestation and human rights abuses.

#BusinessCase: Championing Female Role Models Across the Cocoa Value Chain
#BusinessCase: Championing Female Role Models Across the Cocoa Value Chain

SUPPLY CHAIN - International Women's Day (March 08) is asking each and every citizen to #BeBoldForChange to help forge a better working world - a more inclusive, gender-equal world. Here, Taco Terheijden, Director of Cocoa Sustainability at Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, reflects on why a thriving cocoa sector is predicated on successful female role models.

Unilever Unveils Game-Changing Fragrance Transparency Initiative
Unilever Unveils Game-Changing Fragrance Transparency Initiative

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Multinational consumer goods company Unilever announced a new transparency measure today that will provide consumers with access to additional fragrance ingredient information for its personal care products.

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#BusinessCase: Circular, EPR Schemes Could've Saved UK £72M in Holiday Waste
#BusinessCase: Circular, EPR Schemes Could've Saved UK £72M in Holiday Waste

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Waste packaging and food leftovers from this Christmas alone will have cost councils £72 million1, according to new research from UK think tank Green Alliance. In England, local authorities spend roughly £300 million every year dealing with waste packaging and, after rising steadily since 2001, England’s recycling rates went down for the first time in 2015.

Consumer Goods Firms Prioritizing 'Common Principles' to Eradicate Forced Labour
Consumer Goods Firms Prioritizing 'Common Principles' to Eradicate Forced Labour

COLLABORATION - There are an estimated 21 million victims of forced labour in the world today, with labour exploitation fast becoming the dominant form – in 2015, it overtook sexual exploitation for the first time in the UK. The insidious nature of forced labour, coupled with the growing complexity of global supply chains, makes it a tough problem for corporations to identify, let alone stamp out.

ICTI CARE Piloting Supply Chain Solutions to China's Left-Behind Children Problem
ICTI CARE Piloting Supply Chain Solutions to China's Left-Behind Children Problem

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Domestic migrant workers make up a substantial percentage of the workforce in China's manufacturing industry. Latest figures estimate that there are 247 million migrant workers in the country. These workers often originate from towns and villages hundreds or thousands of miles away from the factories where they work. The majority of these workers are parents, and due to childcare needs and the Hukou system – a household register that has tied people's access to social services to their hometowns, making it difficult for millions of domestic migrant workers to take their children with them.

Collaboration Key to Catalyzing Broadscale Shift to Net Positive
Collaboration Key to Catalyzing Broadscale Shift to Net Positive

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - On Tuesday, day 2 of New Metrics ’16, Greg Norris of the International Living Future Institute, Jane Abernethy of HumanScale, John Pflueger of Dell, Johanna Jobin of Biogen and Daniel Aronson of Valutus discussed the next stages of the business world’s efforts to become Net Positive.

How2Compost Label Aims to Facilitate Proper Packaging Disposal
How2Compost Label Aims to Facilitate Proper Packaging Disposal

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With private and municipal composting programs becoming more mainstream, as well as more companies turning to more sustainable packaging designs, composting is now easier than ever. The next step in the crusade to reduce waste? The Sustainable Packing Coalition (SPC)’s launch of the new How2Compost label program.

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CLF Impact Report Reveals Groundwork for Robust Recycling System, Circular Economy in U.S.
CLF Impact Report Reveals Groundwork for Robust Recycling System, Circular Economy in U.S.

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Closed Loop Fund (CLF), a private sector investment fund that finances recycling infrastructure and sustainable manufacturing technologies to advance the circular economy, released its first public progress report. Details reveal investment opportunities in the recycling industry that deliver clear environmental and financial returns for cities, companies, and private investors, despite the headwinds of low commodities prices.

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