Supply Chain & the Circular Economy CSR News

Global Sustainability Performance Holds, Despite Corporate Commitments to Create a More Responsible Economy

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November 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - EcoVadis just released its annual Global CSR Risk and Performance Index. The report offers comprehensive insight into the supply chain sustainability performance of more than 30,000 companies worldwide.

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Nestlé Expands Efforts in Forest Monitoring With Public Radar Technology

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Nestlé today joined a coalition of major palm oil producers and buyers to support and fund the development of a new, publicly available radar-based forest monitoring system known as Radar Alerts for Detecting Deforestation (RADD).

Soil-to-Shelf Tech Platform Helping Build Sustainable Food Supply Chains Around the World

eKutir’s mobile app Blooom is giving smallholder farmers access to information, finance, sustainable inputs, services and markets, helping them increase productivity.
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NEW DEHLI, India – Indian social enterprise eKutir has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to improve the livelihoods of 1 million farmers in five countries by helping them access the tools they need to increase production – and thus profit – through its farmer-centric e-platform Blooom by 2022. It also aims to create 1,100 economic opportunities as Blooom Entrepreneurs for rural women and men.

Family Compensation Fund Improves the Lives of More Than 800 Colombian Farmers

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The Comfandi Family Compensation Fund is improving lives by providing affordable essential services to low-income people and creating employment opportunities throughout its company value chain.

How L’OCCITANE Promotes an Holistic Approach of Development in Favor of Its Women Producers in Burkina Faso

By Justine Humbert, Biodiversity & Sustainable Ingredients Specialist, L’OCCITANE EN PROVENCE
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It's quite something to be invited to New York to speak at the Business Call to Action Annual Forum. And it's a huge responsibility too, because I want to do justice to the women of Burkina Faso who work so hard to make shea butter for L'OCCITANE. Without them, I wouldn't have a success story to tell.
 
It was a humbling experience to meet these women in Burkina Faso and see how they live and work. From gathering the shea nuts through all the stages involved in making shea butter, it's a long, laborious process. I have nothing but respect for them.
 

The Responsible Business Summit Europe 2020

The Responsible Business Summit Europe 2020 will see world business leaders direct the next decade of action.
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The 19th annual Responsible Business Summit Europe is set to take place in London from the 26th-28th of May next year. RBSEU is Ethical Corporation’s European flagship event for leading businesses to share how they will be leading the decade of action.

New Ceres Report Calls on Major Food Companies to Use Vanishing Water Resources More Efficiently

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Third edition of Feeding Ourselves Thirsty reveals improved scores in water management practices from industry giants such as Mars, Incorporated and Unilever, but finds insufficient corporate action overall in an increasingly water-stressed world. 

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Third edition of Feeding Ourselves Thirsty reveals improved scores in water management practices from industry giants such as Mars, Incorporated and Unilever, but finds insufficient corporate action overall in an increasingly water-stressed world. 

Reporting on Responsible Mineral Sourcing

Support for companies to go beyond regulatory compliance
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October 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ - GRI and the Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) launched a toolkit this month to help companies with mineral sourcing in their supply chains to do more to meet the reporting expectations of stakeholders – and a free webinar is set to take place.

Ecocentricity Blog: Real-Life Tetris

By: John A. Lanier
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Recycling is a “last resort” circular economy practice. A bouncy chair that still works has more value as a bouncy chair than as recycled plastic and textiles.

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Recycling is a “last resort” circular economy practice. A bouncy chair that still works has more value as a bouncy chair than as recycled plastic and textiles.

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