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

Digital platform aims to halve resources used in manufacturing

Rebecca Ley, (Mar 17, 2017)

Manufacture 2030 from 2degrees wants to help companies unlock the sustainable value creation promised by the SDGs through collaboration

Female cocoa farmers ‘key to Divine Chocolate’s success’

Terry Slavin and Rebecca Ley, (Mar 15, 2017)

Gender quotas at the Ghanaian co-operative that supplies the UK Fairtrade company have been transformative, says CEO Sophi Tranchell. FTSE companies should take note. Terry Slavin and Rebecca Ley report

B2G case study: Collaborating in the cocoa sector

Claire Manuel, (Feb 27, 2017)

How WCF has worked with government agencies in Côte d'Ivoire to encourage sustainable farming

Why it pays to go Dutch with suppliers

Andreas Rogal, (Feb 27, 2017)

The Netherlands and Germany are leading the way with multi-stakeholder covenants to tackle human rights in the garment and finance industries

HSBC overhauls deforestation policy after Greenpeace investigation

Rebecca Ley, (Feb 22, 2017)

More than 200,000 people signed a Greenpeace petition putting pressure on HSBC over its links to harmful palm oil corporations

Weekly Watch: 23 February 2017

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 22, 2017)

French supply chain law, technology boost to resource sector, WWF backs multistakeholder standards, oil pipeline controversy, organic market growth, banks pressured on climate, clean energy rebounds, Uganda's solar bus and Smurfit Kappa achieves certification goal

EcoVadis survey finds only 15% of firms have full visibility of tier 1 and 2 suppliers

Rebecca Ley, (Feb 9, 2017)

97% of supply chain professionals value sustainable procurement but lack resources to delve deep enough

NGO voices: The perfect storm that led to Human Rights at Sea

EC Newsdesk, (Feb 6, 2017)

David Hammond on how the charity he founded is engaging with businesses to end human rights abuse in the maritime supply chain