Supply Chains

M&S calls for collaboration over antibiotics use in food supply chains

Rebecca Ley, (Sep 7, 2017)

McDonald's move to clean up its chicken supply chain 'should be part of an industry-wide effort' to tackle global health threat

Management spotlight: Andy Horne, head of supply chain at EDF Energy

Claire Manuel, (Sep 6, 2017)

Andy Horne tells Claire Manuel that the business case for promoting diversity and inclusion is a 30% increase in productivity

Deforestation briefing: Fresh hope in battle to save the orangutan from palm oil

Terry Slavin, (Aug 27, 2017)

A surge in corporate no-deforestation commitment hasn’t stemmed habitat destruction in Indonesia, as a new report by RAN on illegal deforestation in Sumatra highlights. We assess whether a new methodology for implementing them called the High Carbon Stock Approach could help turn the tide

France briefing: Taking aim at corporate human rights abuse

Stuart Buckman, (Aug 17, 2017)

France’s new corporate duty of care law is the first in the world to make due diligence mandatory. Though watered down from the original proposal, it has real teeth

Deforestation briefing: Pressure grows for expansion of Amazon soy moratorium

Mark Hillsdon, (Jul 28, 2017)

The soy moratorium may have spared the Amazon, but farmers have moved in elsewhere

Human rights briefing: How Kemet went conflict-free mining tantalum in DRC

Diana Rojas, (Jul 27, 2017)

By setting up a closed supply chain in the village of Kisengo for this valuable component, the transistor company has turned a handsome profit and boosted development for the mining community

Deforestation briefing: Sustainable palm oil solution sought in Africa

Terry Slavin, (Jul 27, 2017)

Sime Darby's Simon Lord is seeking partners to trial a model that balances forest conservation with economic development in Liberia

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

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