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Putting More Muscle, Brains, and Heart into Sustainable Procurement

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To make sustainable procurement more effective, we need to apply more power in three areas: codes and policies, data and information, and leadership values. BSR Director Tara Norton discusses how we must use more "muscle, brains, and heart" to source sustainably--and to prevent tragedies like the factory collapse in Bangladesh from happening again.

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To make sustainable procurement more effective, we need to apply more power in three areas: codes and policies, data and information, and leadership values. BSR Director Tara Norton discusses how we must use more "muscle, brains, and heart" to source sustainably--and to prevent tragedies like the factory collapse in Bangladesh from happening again.

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'Pillars in Practice' Bangladesh Garment Sector Roundtable

The 'Pillars in Practice' (PIP) Program convened stakeholders in Dhaka to discuss key issues in the garment sector & advance the UN Guiding Principles
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On May 12-15, SAI, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DiHR), and the CSR Centre Bangladesh jointly convened two segments of the Pillars in Practice (PIP) Program in Dhaka - a 'Training of Trainers' (ToT) and the "Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Consultation" (MAC) forum to discuss the garment sector's impacts on human rights in Bangladesh.

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On May 12-15, SAI, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DiHR), and the CSR Centre Bangladesh jointly convened two segments of the Pillars in Practice (PIP) Program in Dhaka - a 'Training of Trainers' (ToT) and the "Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Consultation" (MAC) forum to discuss the garment sector's impacts on human rights in Bangladesh.

Retailers Cut Conflict Mineral Compliance Spending Through Product Filtering

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Where do we start? Many companies are currently asking themselves this question when it comes to complying with the new U.S. regulation on conflict minerals. For companies that manufacture thousands of products—such as retailers with name brands—the requirement to publicly disclose the origin of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten (3TG) used in these products is especially challenging. The prospect of surveying and requesting data from every tier 1 supplier is daunting and inefficient.

RAGS Project Engages Primark on Gender Discrimination

Primark's Ethical Trade Manager explains how the RAGS project workshops support the company's supplier development initiatives
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In 2012, Social Accontability International's (SAI) RAGS Project exceeded its targets for number of participants in workshops to combat gender discrimination in the ready-made garment sector by raising awareness through the workshop, 'Management Systems to Address Gender Discrimination.' Led by SAI I

Fair Trade USA's Multi-Stakeholder Group Reveals Results of Two-Year Apparel Pilot

Findings Lay Foundation for Greater Transparency and Impact in Apparel Sector
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OAKLAND, Calif., January 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Fair Trade USA's Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) for apparel today released a report on the recently completed Fair Trade Certified™ apparel pilot program.

Can Mobile Phones Prevent More Factory Deaths?

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Labor Link--a service that lets companies anonymously survey factory workers at their suppliers--hopes to make working conditions in the developing world more transparent.

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Labor Link--a service that lets companies anonymously survey factory workers at their suppliers--hopes to make working conditions in the developing world more transparent.

ANN INC. Furthers Commitment to Environmental Sustainability, Becoming First Women's Specialty Retailer to Join Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Company Launches Supply Chain Environmental Program at Annual Global Vendor Conference
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NEW YORK, Jan. 9, 2013 / 3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC., the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, today announced its membership in the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), a trade association comprised of brands, retailers, manufacturers, government and non-governmental organizations and academic experts who are committed to supply chain sustainability.

Fair Trade USA's Holiday Gift Guide

Gifts that Give Back
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Fair Trade USA's Holiday Gift Guide

The best gifts are ones that tell a story. This year, you can tell the story of helping farmers improve their communities when you give Fair Trade Certified gifts. Fair Trade USA's annual Holiday Gift Guide is filled with great ideas for everyone on your list. So go ahead and spread the holiday cheer while making a difference in the lives of famers and workers with every purchase. These products are available online. So shop away…

SAI Corporate Member Spotlight: Gucci

The Florentine company promotes its commitment to sustainability, starting from its local roots
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As an SAI Corporate Member since 2007, Gucci has demonstrated a deep commitment to making sustainability a key element of its mission. This article specifically reports on several actions since late 2011. 

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As an SAI Corporate Member since 2007, Gucci has demonstrated a deep commitment to making sustainability a key element of its mission. This article specifically reports on several actions since late 2011. 

Supplementary Award for RAGS Project to Benefit Suppliers

Increased support from UK aid will offer more training in India for supplier factories in the apparel sector
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SAI is pleased to announce that its RAGS (Responsible and Accountable Garment Sector) Project in India has received a supplementary award from UK aid from the UK Government. This support is important for increasing opportunities for more supplier factories to participate in the program through subsidizing training costs.  

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