Stories About Extended Producer Responsibility

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The Modern Slavery Act: Why Inaction May Be Commercial Suicide
The Modern Slavery Act: Why Inaction May Be Commercial Suicide

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - ‘Forced labour affects roughly 21 million people around the globe, of whom 68% are exploited for private economic gain.’ These chastening figures, produced by the International Labour Organisation, are spurring governments around the world to bring in tough new measures to deal with this $150 billion industry.

Communication, Collaboration Key to Ending Deforestation
Communication, Collaboration Key to Ending Deforestation

COLLABORATION - According to a report issued by the Congressional Budget Office, deforestation activity accounts for 12 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Companies such as Unilever have adopted zero-deforestation policies; while private sector initiatives are critical to broader zero-deforestation efforts, a more comprehensive approach involving multiple entities from the private and public sectors is necessary.

6 Chinese Rayon Producers Join Effort to End Use of Ancient Forest Fiber in Fabrics
6 Chinese Rayon Producers Join Effort to End Use of Ancient Forest Fiber in Fabrics

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Today, Canadian environmental NGO Canopy welcomes six large Chinese viscose producers to the growing roster of fashion and textile leaders committed to eliminating the world’s ancient and endangered forests from their fabrics. While to date 60 brands and designers, representing more than 85 billion USD in annual revenues, have signed on to the CanopyStyle campaign — triggering the need for deep shifts within the viscose supply chain — the real change will come from producers, who must provide the industry with alternatives.

Trending: GAR, Astra International Fulfilling Palm Oil Supply Chain Promises
Trending: GAR, Astra International Fulfilling Palm Oil Supply Chain Promises

SUPPLY CHAIN - Two powerful palm oil companies are fulfilling promises related to accountability in their supply chains and bolstering their sustainability.

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RSPO Introduces Voluntary Advanced Add-On Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil
RSPO Introduces Voluntary Advanced Add-On Criteria for Sustainable Palm Oil

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has released new voluntary criteria that expand on its existing Principles & Criteria (P&C) for sustainable palm oil production.

Tyson Foods Dumps More Pollution Into Waterways Each Year Than ExxonMobil
Tyson Foods Dumps More Pollution Into Waterways Each Year Than ExxonMobil

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Tyson Foods Inc. was the second biggest polluter of America’s waterways from 2010 to 2014, according to data the company submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Toxic Release Inventory.

The Body Shop Marks 40th Year with Pledge to Be World's Most Ethical, Sustainable Global Company
The Body Shop Marks 40th Year with Pledge to Be World's Most Ethical, Sustainable Global Company

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - To mark its 40th anniversary, The Body Shop has unveiled a pioneering global CSR strategy that will underpin all aspects of company operation. The new commitment will reaffirm the global cosmetics brand’s positioning as a leader in ethical business and will define its next stage of development. The commitment, entitled Enrich Not Exploit™ - which will support The Body Shop in its aim to be the world’s most ethical and sustainable global business - is an extensive program of global activity and measurable 2020 targets that touches all areas of the business.

What Are We Really Eating? DNA Testing Enhances Transparency for Consumers, Supply Chains
What Are We Really Eating? DNA Testing Enhances Transparency for Consumers, Supply Chains

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - As the demand for transparency and emphasis on consumer choice continue to grow, so do the challenges of supply chain management. Brands are increasingly expected to work with their suppliers to reduce their environmental impact, eliminate labor abuses, and replace certain ingredients. Ensuring product quality and label accuracy remains an issue, especially for brands with international suppliers or extensive supply chains.

John West Partnering with WWF, MSC to Offer World's Largest Range of Sustainable Tuna
John West Partnering with WWF, MSC to Offer World's Largest Range of Sustainable Tuna

COLLABORATION - This week, John West Australia, WWF-Australia (WWF) and the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), announced that they have come together to make the single biggest brand commitment to help end unsustainable fishing methods within the canned tuna industry in Australia.The alliance with WWF and MSC is the result of years of the entities working together to find a way to overhaul John West's supply standards within Australia, moving towards a more sustainable future for the world's oceans.

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Stakeholder Collaboration Enables Accelerated Progress in APP's Peatland Management Efforts
Stakeholder Collaboration Enables Accelerated Progress in APP's Peatland Management Efforts

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - On Thursday, Asia Pulp and Paper (APP) released a progress report on its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), which involves four main corporate commitments that have regulated the company’s resource development since 2013. APP claims to have accelerated progress in its peatland restoration work and strengthened fire prevention measures, in addition to promises to provide funding for additional conservation projects this year.

‘Unfree and Unfair’ Report Prompts Brand Commitments to Improve Labor Conditions
‘Unfree and Unfair’ Report Prompts Brand Commitments to Improve Labor Conditions

SUPPLY CHAIN - Labor conditions in the apparel industry are an ongoing struggle even for brands with substantial purchasing power.

Fairphone Achieves First-Ever Fairtrade-Certified Gold Supply Chain for Consumer Electronics
Fairphone Achieves First-Ever Fairtrade-Certified Gold Supply Chain for Consumer Electronics

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - After almost two years of research and collaboration with a variety of partners, social enterprise Fairphone is pleased to announce it has successfully established the first pilot supply chain for Fairtrade-certified gold for the electronics industry. Fairphone is now the world’s first Fairtrade-licensed consumer electronics manufacturer to support responsible gold mining in Peru with the production of the Fairphone 2.

CDP: Companies Blind to Climate Risks in Half of Their Supply Chains
CDP: Companies Blind to Climate Risks in Half of Their Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - The largest ever study of climate data from suppliers and their corporate customers, the CDP’s Global Supply Chain Report 2016, found that less than half of suppliers have set a target to reduce their emissions and only one third have lowered their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the past reporting year. What’s worse though, is that half of the suppliers that were asked for information failed to respond at all.

Campbell Will Disclose GMOs on All Labels, Urges Feds to Make It Mandatory
Campbell Will Disclose GMOs on All Labels, Urges Feds to Make It Mandatory

MARKETING AND COMMS - Whether or not you believe that genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are safe for human consumption, the fact remains that the majority of American consumers support the labeling of GMO foods. Genetically engineered crops might be here to stay, but even so, it may be in the industry’s best interest to label products that contain them.

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Study: Sustainable Forestry Policies May Lead to Increased Deforestation
Study: Sustainable Forestry Policies May Lead to Increased Deforestation

SUPPLY CHAIN - Policies aimed at protecting tropical forests may lead to increased deforestation and timber production, according to new research. Rising international demand for timber, foreign investment and other factors have encouraged governments and corporations to adopt sustainable forest management practices, but it seems they may have unexpected negative consequences.

Report: How 15 Major Consumer Brands Are (or Aren't) Effectively Leveraging Sustainability Communication
Report: How 15 Major Consumer Brands Are (or Aren't) Effectively Leveraging Sustainability Communication

MARKETING AND COMMS - It’s commonly assumed that mainstream Main Street isn’t interested in sustainability. Shoppers will buy on price, performance and reliability. They’re swayed by celebrity endorsements and some of them want to be associated with stuff that’s cool. But being sustainable? Not a chance.

How Lawyers, ESG Experts See the Future of Regulatory Compliance
How Lawyers, ESG Experts See the Future of Regulatory Compliance

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In the midst (and potentially mist) of the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal, there was no better time to discuss the ESG (environmental, social and governance) regulation space than SB’15 London.

GRI Tool Enables Greater Corporate Transparency on Human Rights
GRI Tool Enables Greater Corporate Transparency on Human Rights

CLEANTECH - GRI, developer of one of the world’s most widely used sustainability reporting standards, has launched its latest Linkage Document at the Fourth United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights.Linking G4 and the UN Guiding Principles highlights the connections between the GRI G4 Reporting Guidelines (G4) and key concepts of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. These include due diligence, grievance mechanisms and impact assessments — undertaken both for operations and suppliers — which are also recurring concepts throughout G4.

Palm Oil Giant Commits to Help Indonesia Through Peatland Rehabilitation, Traceability
Palm Oil Giant Commits to Help Indonesia Through Peatland Rehabilitation, Traceability

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - On Monday, Golden Agri-Resources (GAR), the world’s second-largest palm oil producer, launched a peatland rehabilitation project in Indonesia and committed to 100 percent traceability to mill by the end of 2015.

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Trending: Sustainable Clothing Sees 12% Water Use Reduction in UK, New Products on Kickstarter
Trending: Sustainable Clothing Sees 12% Water Use Reduction in UK, New Products on Kickstarter

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Around the world, more and more action is being taken to create a more sustainable clothing industry. In the U.K., waste reduction charity WRAP is seeing significant progress on its Sustainable Clothing Action Plan (SCAP). Meanwhile, two U.S.-based Kickstarter campaigns are offering sustainable, certified organic options: men’s denim made in America; and temperature-regulating base layers that use nanofibers from Austria.

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