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GRI and Switzerland Partner to Foster Job Opportunities in the Developing World

Press Release

September 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today, GRI and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) announced the start of the second phase of the Corporate Sustainability and Reporting for Competitive Business (CSRCB) program, which helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the developing world, use sustainability reporting to gain better access to global value chains. Entering global value chains will contribute to creating more job and income opportunities in the target countries.

In Pursuit of Transparency: The Case for Leveraging Supply Chain Management Platforms

Article

After interviewing 70 leading companies, the UN Global Compact and EY found that companies are overcoming supply chain transparency challenges by leveraging supply chain platforms.

Asbestos May Become One of Ten Chemicals Reviewed Under the New TSCA This Year

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Since the reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed by the Senate and signed into law two months ago, the EPA has received mounting pressure to deliver on promised regulatory improvements and demonstrate their commitment to the spirit of the new law.

Source Intelligence Applauds Companies Named to Fortune Magazine’s “Change the World” list

Press Release

CARLSBAD, Calif., August 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Source Intelligence salutes its customers who were selected to this year’s prestigious “Change the World” list developed by Fortune magazine to identify 50 companies across the globe that are taking on major environmental, social and ethical issues.

6 Key Findings on the State of Global Supply Chains

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UN Global Compact and Ernst & Young (EY) interviewed 70 companies across different regions and industries in order to uncover the current state of global supply chains. In the recently-released report “The State of Sustainable Supply Chains: Building Responsible and Resilient Supply Chains,” Global Compact and EY presented 6 key findings on how companies are pursuing supply chain sustainability:

Movement Toward Sustainable Cotton Spearheaded by Global Brands and NGOs

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German retailer Otto launched a campaign highlighting cotton sustainability last month. The campaign focuses on sustainable cotton production in Africa, emphasizing Otto’s 10-year working relationship with Cotton Made in Africa.

The Sustainable High Growth Revolution - A Presentation by Michael Molitor

Press Release

The Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business presents Business, Environment, and Society Seminar Series speaker Michael Molitor, Senior Fellow - Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

Danger of the Unknown: Asian Supply Chains at High Risk for Corruption and Slavery

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As the world economy expands and companies experience globalization, supply chains have become increasingly complex. For example, the Adidas Group, one of few companies that fully disclose their supply chain information, works with over 1,000 independent factories in over 61 countries.

Europe Assesses Chemicals Legislation; REACH Moves Away from Animal Testing

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The European Commission is currently implementing a fitness check as part of its broader goal for better regulation – “designing policies and laws so that they achieve their objectives in the most efficient and effective way possible.” Better regulation ensures that EU

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