Supply Chains

AkzoNobel, GE Oil & Gas-VetcoGray, Motorola, Siemens, and more share compliance and ethics best practice at Brussels conference, 20-21 October

EC Newsdesk, (Aug 11, 2009)

<i>Top executives from AkzoNobel, Motorola, Siemens and GE Oil & Gas will join a line up of over 25 senior representatives to discuss the latest best practice in compliance and ethics</i> 11 August 2009, Brussels

Apple 2008 Environmental Update – Not yet ripe

Aleksandra Dobkowski-Joy, (Jul 28, 2009)

Apple claims its environmental reporting is “groundbreaking” – but design magic is in short supply

Adam Werbach – Reform or die

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jul 14, 2009)

Corporate responsibility directors need more commercial awareness if sustainability is to be at the core of business, says sustainability adviser Adam Werbach

BAE Systems – A call to arms

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jul 6, 2009)

BAE’s new managing director for corporate responsibility, Raj Rajagopal, explains how he is trying to repair the weapon maker’s reputation

Ethical sourcing – Show us the money

EC Newsdesk, (Jul 2, 2009)

Why brands must disclose more data about wages in their supply chain

Wages – Working for a living

Rajesh Chhabara, (Jun 30, 2009)

A living wage remains an elusive dream for millions of workers on production lines around the world. But is it one brands can turn into reality?

Coffee sourcing: Nespresso points Nestlé towards sustainability

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Jun 29, 2009)

Nestlé is considering whether to follow its gourmet brand Nespresso's pledge to source ethically-certified coffee

Contract management in turbulent times

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 22, 2009)

As organisations face the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, they are fighting a constant battle to optimise cash, manage costs, protect revenue and reduce risk within the enterprise.

Greenwasher, June 2009

"Greenwasher", (Jun 15, 2009)

This month Greenwasher lists some of his favourite companies and explains why

Ethical sourcing – New retail club tackles compliance

Rikki Stancich, (Jun 7, 2009)

Brands such as Wal-Mart, Tesco and Carrefour are joining forces to reduce the ethical audit burden for suppliers. But will their efforts work?

Business and human rights – Shell shocked and in the dock

Oliver Balch, (Jun 2, 2009)

As Shell finally stands trial for its alleged complicity in the death of Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, the case could have significant implications for international corporate liability

Editorials – June 2009

EC Newsdesk, (Jun 2, 2009)

Business and governments must find ways to protect human rights and avoid courtroom drama with activists

Academic news – Business school bulletin: May 2009

Oliver Balch, (May 20, 2009)

How women can become business leaders, linking poor nations to carbon markets, and how to do corporate social entrepreneurship

PepsiCo sponsored focus on food and drink: Greening the chain – We are all farmers now

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (May 15, 2009)

This article comes from an Ethical Corporation focus on sustainability in food and drink supply chains, sponsored by PepsiCo UK & Ireland. Food and drink brands must tackle supply chain environmental impacts to make good on green promises

PepsiCo sponsored focus on food and drink: Green manufacturing – Factories of the future

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (May 13, 2009)

This article comes from an Ethical Corporation focus on sustainability in food and drink supply chains, sponsored by PepsiCo UK & Ireland. Green innovation is transforming the way food and drink products are made, but radical ideas still need greater backing

Adidas 2008 sustainability performance review – Fit, but not nimble

EC Newsdesk, (May 5, 2009)

By Katie Loden and Kristina Babbitt Adidas delivers on data but leaves reader enjoyment a poor second

Ethical brands – How Green & Black’s struck chocolate gold

Ben Cooper, (May 5, 2009)

Creativity, pragmatism and zeal define social entrepreneur Craig Sams, founder of iconic chocolate maker Green & Black’s

Social innovation – The altruism dividend

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 16, 2009)

Big business has much to gain from partnering with, investing in and sourcing from social enterprises

Ricoh Europe – A green model to copy

John Russell, Managing Editor (former), (Apr 15, 2009)

Ricoh Europe is finding that putting customers first, and investing in the quality of management, can have green business benefits

GlaxoSmithKline – A shake-up for Big Pharma

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 2, 2009)

GlaxoSmithKline’s leap forward will help those that need it most

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