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

#whomademyclothes: Transparency poor in garment supply chain, study finds

Rebecca Ley, (Apr 25, 2017)

Marks & Spencer, H&M, Reebok and Adidas are leading the pack, but even the best are not doing enough to shine a light on conditions for workers, Fashion Revolution Index reveals

Manage the risks, spot the rewards

EC Newsdesk, (Apr 21, 2017)

Dave Stangis and Katherine Valvoda Smith on how CSR professionals can drive business value for their companies

How Target is taking aim at harmful chemicals

Rebecca Ley, (Mar 27, 2017)

Irene Quarshie, VP of sustainable sourcing, talks about how the giant retailer plans to engage its vast supply chain in a move to reformulate 90,000 products

Brilliant Earth mines millennials’ desire for ethical jewellery

Ellen R Delisio, (Mar 24, 2017)

The US company doesn’t charge a premium for products made with recycled gold and third-party certified diamonds

Taking the rough edges off diamonds

EC Newsdesk, (Mar 24, 2017)

As the world’s largest diamond producer, De Beers is working to raise ethical standards for the entire industry through its Best Practices Principles Assurance programme

How coffee connoisseurs are helping farmers in war-torn South Sudan

Mike Scott, (Mar 24, 2017)

Nespresso’s coffee sourcing makes up the first significant non-oil export from South Sudan, but a lack of transparency creates challenges

Sustainability no longer a luxury for premium brands

Mike Scott, (Mar 24, 2017)

Buying a Gucci bag or Louis Vuitton dress used to have snob value. Now well-heeled millennials increasingly want to know that they have social and environmental value too

CSR Cheat Sheet: March 2017

Oliver Balch, (Mar 22, 2017)

Growing water risk, Vodafone lures women, Amazon's solar play, and Fairtrade boost despite Brexit

Prince of Wales brokers pact to end cocoa deforestation

Terry Slavin, (Mar 17, 2017)

Nestlé, Mondelēz, Mars, Olam among dozen companies that sign a landmark agreement to plot a sustainability roadmap for the industry