Supply Chains

Deforestation briefing: 'This is now a critical issue in supply chains'

Terry Slavin, (Jul 27, 2017)

Up to to $900bn in annual turnover is at risk if deforestation from beef, soy, timber and palm oil isn't brought under control, according to the CDP

Deforestation briefing: Thinking small to tackle cocoa deforestation

Mark Hillsdon, (Jul 26, 2017)

The cocoa industry has been highly fragmented in its approach to moving Africa’s smallholder farmers to sustainable production. A new industry-wide initiative hopes to change that

Deforestation briefing: Beef supply chain blamed as deforestation climbs in Brazil

Mark Hillsdon, (Jul 26, 2017)

As the likes of Walmart and McDonald’s close in on their 2020 deforestation pledges, green groups hope they can use their collective power to put pressure on rogue ranchers

Coca-Cola GB to double recycled plastics use in new sustainable packaging strategy

Rebecca Ley, (Jul 13, 2017)

The drinks company is to boost recycled content of its bottles to 50% in Great Britain and trial a deposit-return scheme

#SDG1: Mars leads push to lift 500 million farmers from extreme poverty

Terry Slavin, (Jul 12, 2017)

The food giant is working with Oxfam on a new collaborative research platform to tackle the endemic poverty that permeates FMCG supply chains

13 firms set 2025 deadline to source 100% sustainable cotton

Rebecca Ley, (May 31, 2017)

Prince of Wales brokers ambitious deal to increase demand for sustainable cotton

Why community trade comes natural to The Body Shop

Terry Slavin, (May 30, 2017)

With a sale to Brazil's Natura under way, Terry Slavin visits the company’s new £1m R&D lab to find out why sourcing from communities is key to unlocking a pipeline of innovative new ingredients

Supply Chain Keynote: The Responsible Sourcing Journey

Conference Recording, (May 18, 2017)

How to educate suppliers towards long term collaboration

Conference Recording, (May 18, 2017)

Join us in fight against slavery, says Co-op

Terry Slavin, (May 10, 2017)

As the UK’s biggest co-op group releases its first Modern Slavery Statement, group policy director Paul Gerrard challenges other companies to help former victims back to employment

Start a race to the top in your supply chain

Anonymous, (May 10, 2017)

Tim Mohin outlines three steps to ensure your suppliers toe the line on responsibility

Putting power in hands of garment workers

Maeve Galvin, (Apr 28, 2017)

Maeve Galvin of C&A Foundation argues that phone technology could transform conditions in the apparel supply chain if data is public and allows workers to have a voice

Barclays executive banks on blockchain

Mike Scott, (Apr 27, 2017)

Shona Tatchell wants to combine technology with new finance models to change how products are manufactured and shipped around the world with her Halotrade startup

Big data shines light on supply chains

Mike Scott, (Apr 27, 2017)

Technologies such as blockchain, GPS, and mobile phones are helping companies root out human rights risk in their supply chains