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Partnership for Freedom Launches $500K Challenge for Tech Solutions to Fight Forced Labor
Partnership for Freedom Launches $500K Challenge for Tech Solutions to Fight Forced Labor

SUPPLY CHAIN - A public-private partnership has launched a new competition to combat modern-day slavery. Partnership for Freedom will award $500,000 in prizes to technological solutions that are selected as finalists for Rethink Supply Chains: The Tech Challenge to Fight Labor Trafficking.

Zero Waste Europe: EPR Needs Redesigning to Facilitate Circular Economy
Zero Waste Europe: EPR Needs Redesigning to Facilitate Circular Economy

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A new study commissioned by Zero Waste Europe has found that the majority of product waste is not covered by current extended producer responsibility (EPR) schemes and calls for the redesigning of producer responsibility in order to move towards a circular economy.

H&M Accused of Dragging Feet on Worker Safety in Bangladesh
H&M Accused of Dragging Feet on Worker Safety in Bangladesh

SUPPLY CHAIN - Earlier this month, H&M was accused of being “dramatically behind schedule” in meeting the requirements of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh in a joint report from the Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium.

Measure Twice, Cut Once: 5 Key Takeaways from the Closing Plenaries at #NewMetrics '15
Measure Twice, Cut Once: 5 Key Takeaways from the Closing Plenaries at #NewMetrics '15

NEW METRICS - Sustainability has long been seen as a soft issue — or at least too complex an issue to apply metrics. That is yesterday’s thinking as reaffirmed by all the speakers this week at New Metrics ’15. On the final day, in the second round of plenaries, Biogen, Johnson & Johnson, SASB and TruValue Labs shared their experience and learnings from establishing metrics and setting standards within their respective industries and a few common themes came to the fore.

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Greenpeace Launching Multi-Pronged Attack Against Thai Union for Abusive, Unsustainable Practices
Greenpeace Launching Multi-Pronged Attack Against Thai Union for Abusive, Unsustainable Practices

SUPPLY CHAIN - The world’s largest canned tuna company, Thai Union Group (TU), has been connected to forced labor, human rights abuses, and environmental devastation. Yesterday, Greenpeace launched a global campaign demanding that TU take urgent and far-reaching steps to clean up its act.

Closed Loop Fund Reveals First Three Investments That Aim to Transform U.S. Recycling
Closed Loop Fund Reveals First Three Investments That Aim to Transform U.S. Recycling

WASTE NOT - Today, the Closed Loop Fund, an impact investment fund that makes below-market loans to recycling companies and municipalities for recycling infrastructure, announced its first three investments to bolster said infrastructure and reduce the over $5 billion dollars spent by cities annually on landfills.

Why a Circular Economy Is Key to Sustainable Development (and Why Business Must Lead the Way)
Why a Circular Economy Is Key to Sustainable Development (and Why Business Must Lead the Way)

THE NEXT ECONOMY - This post is part of a series produced by The Huffington Post, "What's Working: Sustainable Development Goals," in conjunction with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The proposed set of goals will be the subject of discussion at the UN General Assembly meeting on Sept. 25-27, 2015 in New York; they cover 17 key areas of development — including poverty, hunger, health, education, and gender equality, among many others.

Cargill Marks Anniversary of No-Deforestation Pledge With New Forest Policy; Greenpeace Wants More
Cargill Marks Anniversary of No-Deforestation Pledge With New Forest Policy; Greenpeace Wants More

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - On Wednesday, just a few days from the first anniversary of the New York Declaration on Forests (NYDF) — an international, multi-sector commitment to safeguard the world’s forests and to help tackle climate change signed by Cargill and other major multinational companies, governments, and civil society organizations at last year’s UN Climate Summit — Cargill released a new Policy on Forests. Backed by forest protection action plans for Cargill’s priority commodity supply chains, the policy sets a comprehensive approach for the company in its efforts to prevent forest loss.

Report: Lack of Data on Ag Emissions Leaves 10% of Global GHG Unaccounted For
Report: Lack of Data on Ag Emissions Leaves 10% of Global GHG Unaccounted For

SUPPLY CHAIN - Coca-Cola, Unilever, Nestlé and 70 other major food brands already are engaging suppliers on managing climate change, but much work remains to uncover this specific but significant area of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new CDP report.The biggest source of food-related greenhouse gas emissions occur in the agricultural production portion of producer's supply chains, but less than a quarter of the major brands that disclosed to CDP this year reported their indirect emissions from agricultural production.

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MSC Pilots Seafood Traceability Tool, Asks for Industry Feedback
MSC Pilots Seafood Traceability Tool, Asks for Industry Feedback

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is soliciting feedback on a new traceability tool that verifies seafood supply chain transactions on a global scale. A public consultation period is taking place from August 16th to September 18th, during which industry members are encouraged to offer their expertise and comments to shape the tool.

Trending: Walmart, Tom's of Maine Face Up to Misleading Label Claims
Trending: Walmart, Tom's of Maine Face Up to Misleading Label Claims

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Today’s instant communication means brands must respond to calls for transparency or risk widespread exposure to reputational damage. Two recent investigations of major brands reveal the power of public calls for accountability in motivating brand behavior changes.

The UK's Modern Slavery Act – How Will It Affect Your Supply Chain?
The UK's Modern Slavery Act – How Will It Affect Your Supply Chain?

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Modern Slavery Act, passed into UK law in March, is the first of its kind in Europe, and one of the first in the world, to address slavery and human trafficking in the 21st century. It includes a Transparency in Supply Chains Clause, which as of October will require companies with a turnover of more than £36 million to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement. This turnover threshold will affect over 12,000 companies and their UK and international supply chains.

New Report Exposes Human Rights Abuses on Frontlines of Forest Fabric Production
New Report Exposes Human Rights Abuses on Frontlines of Forest Fabric Production

SUPPLY CHAIN - A new report released today from Rainforest Action Network (RAN) documents decades of human rights abuses suffered by communities at the frontlines of plantation expansion for tree-based fabric production. Lessons from the Incense Forest implicates popular American brands, which RAN has dubbed the ‘Fashion Fifteen’, as being at risk for deforestation and human rights violations in their supply chains. Prominent brands include fashion giant Ralph Lauren, whose Annual General Meeting (AGM) is to take place in New York City this Thursday, August 6th.

Faith-Based Investors Support National Legislation Mandating Corporate Disclosures on Trafficking, Slavery Risks
Faith-Based Investors Support National Legislation Mandating Corporate Disclosures on Trafficking, Slavery Risks

LEADERSHIP - The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR), a coalition of 300 investors with assets under management of over $100 billion, along with Calvert Investments and Christian Brothers Investment Services, commend Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ) for this week’s introduction of The Business Supply Chain Transparency on Trafficking and Slavery Act of 2015 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Tronie Foundation Showing Companies How to Face, Eliminate Risks of Supply Chain Slavery Now
Tronie Foundation Showing Companies How to Face, Eliminate Risks of Supply Chain Slavery Now

SUPPLY CHAIN - This week, a comprehensive special report in The New York Times detailed the very bottom of a systemic epidemic of human rights violations in global supply chains.There are 35.8 million people enslaved worldwide in 2015. One in five is a child. Half are women and girls, according to WalkFree.org.

NGOs React to Reports Revealing Modern-Day Slavery in Palm Oil, Seafood Industries
NGOs React to Reports Revealing Modern-Day Slavery in Palm Oil, Seafood Industries

SUPPLY CHAIN - Today, the US Department of State released its 2015 Global Trafficking in Persons Report, which places countries onto one of three tiers based on the extent of their efforts to comply with “minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.” This year’s report maintained Thailand’s Tier 3 designation, its lowest ranking.Greenpeace, which earlier this month released the ninth edition of its Carting Away the Oceans (CATO) report ranking 25 leading supermarkets on the sustainability of their seafood procurement, had this to say:

Tradeshift, EcoVadis Partner to Bring Reliable Supplier Sustainability Ratings to Global Platform
Tradeshift, EcoVadis Partner to Bring Reliable Supplier Sustainability Ratings to Global Platform

SUPPLY CHAIN - Tradeshift, the fastest-growing supplier collaboration platform, today announced its partnership with EcoVadis, creators of the first collaborative platform providing Supplier Sustainability Ratings for global supply chains. The partnership will give Tradeshift customers access to EcoVadis’ trusted supplier sustainability ratings to solve their supply chain CSR performance monitoring challenges and advance their Sustainable Procurement programs.

New Online Marketplace Will Allow US Companies to Exchange Underutilized Materials
New Online Marketplace Will Allow US Companies to Exchange Underutilized Materials

THE NEXT ECONOMY - The National Materials Marketplace, a new joint pilot project led by the Corporate Eco Forum (CEF), US Business Council for Sustainable Development (US BCSD), and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), brings together more than 20 major companies with operations in the United States, helping them identify ways to reuse or exchange undervalued materials via an online database, and establish new circular supply chains.

Trending: ASU Sun Devils, ESPN Launch Full-Court Press on Waste at Sporting Events
Trending: ASU Sun Devils, ESPN Launch Full-Court Press on Waste at Sporting Events

WASTE NOT - Arizona State University (ASU) athletics and ESPN recently continued bold efforts to reduce waste and carbon emissions at their high-profile sporting events.ASU’s Sun Devil Athletics was recognized for its participation in the 2014 Game Day Zero Waste Challenge as part of the Pac-12 Conference. The team scored first in the Challenge’s recycling and organics-reduction categories, recycling an average of 1 pound of waste per person. It also placed second in the conference diversion rate category and third in GHG reduction.

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Trending: Subway, Kroger Face Public Pressure to Ditch Antibiotic-Laden Meat
Trending: Subway, Kroger Face Public Pressure to Ditch Antibiotic-Laden Meat

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Growing public health and consumer safety concerns about the overuse of antibiotics in food has sparked a wave of resistance, with both Subway and Kroger facing pressure this week to curb their reliance on antibiotics — which the companies say they use to promote growth and produce their meat efficiently.Opposition to the excessive antibiotics use has arisen from the spread of antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ bacteria, which render infections that are normally treatable with antibiotics more severe and even deadly. Food contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria is one way in which ‘superbugs’ can be transmitted from farms to people.

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