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How leading companies, NGOs and solution providers are working to address the myriad issues that can arise in any supply chain.

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Control Union, H&M Launch Open Platform to Improve Sourcing, Transparency for Apparel Industry

Control Union, a global network of inspection operations and dedicated laboratories, in partnership with H&M has created a new tool to help the apparel industry meet its commitments to supply chain transparency and responsible sourcing. A unique supply chain traceability and data service, CONNECTED is designed specifically for apparel industry supply chains that are complex, distributed over several tiers and countries.

EcoVadis Publishes First Annual Global CSR Performance Index

EcoVadis, a pioneering platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools for global supply chains, has published the first annual edition of its Global CSR Risk and Performance Index.

Cleaner Freight: Boost Sustainability at Every Level of the Supply Chain

From fields to factories, companies are making considerable strides incorporating sustainable strategies across individual stages in their supply chain. But a key part of the supply chain that often gets overlooked is how goods are getting from point A to point B. It might seem obvious to focus on warehouses or office spaces, but because freight acts as the connective tissue between each of these stationary points in the supply chain, ‘greening’ your freight moves may just be the biggest sustainability secret hidden in plain sight.

Quantis Introduces New Land Use Guidance to Slash Global Supply Chain Emissions

Sustainability consulting group Quantis, in conjunction with a pre-competitive consortium of over 40 private companies, NGOs, governments and scientific institutions, has released the Land Use Change Guidance: Accounting for Emissions in the Supply Chain.

Trending: New Water-Saving Tools, Products Drive Textile Industry Paradigm Shift

Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the global population, a number which is projected to rise. While about 2.5 percent of the world’s water is freshwater, only 0.5 percent of that is made available to satisfy society’s needs.

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Microsoft, Pact Expand Partnership to Eradicate Child Labor in DRC Mining

Microsoft Corp. and international development organization Pact have announced an expanded partnership to address child labor mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Microsoft has made a new three-year financial commitment to support Pact’s work to address child labor in mining and will build on the successful Watoto Inje ya Mungoti (Children Out of Mining) project.

SAP Ariba Takes Aim at Forced Labor with Supplier Risk Management Tool

Despite the attention the issue has received in the past decade, child labor and modern slavery are still prevalent across the world and in many corporate supply chains.

IBM, Food Giants Harness Blockchain Tech to Improve Supply Chain Traceability

The food industry has been abuzz with talk of traceability as of late, with the emergence of new technologies — such as Avery Dennison’s RFID tags and Sourcemap and Provenance’s new blockchain traceability tool — that are making it easier than ever for businesses to address inefficiencies and unsustainable and unethical practices along their supply chains.

CmiA Brings 50M Sustainable Cotton Textiles to Market in 2016

With the publication of its annual report for 2016, Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) demonstrates the growing momentum the sustainable cotton movement continues to gain around the world.

How Dell Is Leading the Pack on Supply Chain Diversity

While eliminating human trafficking and sourcing from environmentally responsible suppliers are now common topics in supply chain management, in fact they are just two of many ways a company can have a positive impact on communities through its supply chain. Dell is one company showing that increasing the diversity of suppliers, with a focus on women and minority-owned companies, can not only help bring opportunities to new sectors, but build a better business, as well.

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Report: Migrant Crisis Escalating European Modern Slavery Risk

Approximately 21 million around the globe are victims of modern slavery, a number that has grown significantly over the last year as a result of the escalating migrant crisis in Europe, reveals an annual study from global risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft.

Solidaridad, QuizRR Roll Out Digital Trainings to Boost Textile Industry's Workers’ Rights Performance

With their sights set on creating more ethical, responsible and sustainable supply chains, international development organization Solidaridad and QuizRR, an educational tool and platform for suppliers and global buyers, have announced a new partnership.

5 Global Corporations Adopt 'No Fees' Ethical Recruitment Provisions Across Global Supply Chains

Efforts to safeguard workers against human rights violations continue to grow, as demand for greater supply chain transparency tightens its grip on the global economic landscape.

Consumers Are Applauding as Food Companies Connect with Farmers

More and more, we no longer eat just with our mouths and stomachs — now we also engage our hearts and minds.

Sourcemap, Provenance Harness Blockchain Tech to Power Robust Supply Chain Traceability

A new partnership between Sourcemap and Provenance signals a major win for the food and fashion industries. The two companies have linked their digital platforms for supply chain transparency, allowing brands to address inefficiencies and unsustainable and unethical practices through supply chain mapping, data collection and tracking of verified claims with the movement of product.

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TSC: Supplier Engagement Better Equips Business to Tackle Supply Chain Sustainability Issues

Integrating sustainability measurement, tools and practices into supply chains allows businesses create more sustainable consumer products and avoid risks to their bottom line says a new report from The Sustainability Consortium (TSC).

Thai Union, Greenpeace Partnership Ushers in New Era for Seafood Industry

Two years after Greenpeace launched a campaign demanding Thai Union, the world’s largest tuna company, take action to eliminate exploitative and unsustainable practices from its supply chains, the two organizations have finally put their long-running conflict to rest. In a joint press release, Greenpeace and Thai Union presented a comprehensive package of reforms and commitments that the tuna company will take in order to reduce both its environmental and social impacts.

5 Top Tips for Future-Proofing Your Supply Chain

Taylors of Harrogate prides itself on quality teas and coffees, but beyond the brew the company has also established a reputation as an industry leader in ethical trading.

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

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.

Halting Deforestation: Three Essential Things Your Business Can Do

One of the most complicated supply chain issues for companies is deforestation. Why? Because deforestation may take place in areas distant from company headquarters in countries that may not have the strongest government regulations.

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