Responsible Minerals Initiative Expands Scope and Tools for Ethical Sourcing Worldwide
ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), formerly the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI), a coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving the security and human rights conditions in their minerals supply chains, today announced new tools to enable responsible sourcing from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
by Jennifer Allison, Vice President, Supply Chain Sustainability
If you’re a frequent Direct2Dell reader, you’ve likely heard about Dell’s 2020 Legacy of Good Plan and our mission to use our technology and expertise to improve our communities and planet. You’ve maybe even read about our recycled carbon fiber initiative or our new program to intercept ocean-bound plastics for use in our packaging.
Domtar’s 2017 Sustainability Report details the company’s endeavors to take a longer term view of creating and preserving value for our shareholders, customers, employees and communities. Focused on the areas of Caring for People and Communities, Efficient Manufacturing, and Responsible Sourcing & Logistics, it details the company’s priorities, challenges and progress via engaging stories and stunning visuals.
How do we decide what to eat every day? Most of us would probably say that we consider our health when we’re selecting food. But our food choices are also influenced by how much time and money we have, as well as intangibles like our cultural heritage and emotions.
Companies that determine smelters of high concern exist or may exist in their supply chain can take action and still stay Dodd-Frank 1502 compliant by following these risk mitigation guidelines:
Over the past three years, many companies have taken a proactive approach to mitigating the risks of unethical sourcing practices in their supply chains, like sourcing minerals from war-torn areas of the Congo (conflict minerals). However, many of these supply chain sourcing approaches that were effective in the past may not produce the same results; and, outdated supply chain data sharing practices may actually hinder ethical sourcing progress.
Written by Vanessa Carneiro, Supplier Diversity & Responsible Sourcing Senior Lead at General Mills
Every day, General Mills strives to live our purpose to serve the world by making food people love. General Mills is committed to establishing and growing successful business relationships with increasing numbers of qualified minority, women, LGBT and veteran-owned suppliers. Fulfilling this commitment is important to our increasingly diverse consumer base, the communities in which we operate, our shareholders, and ultimately, the success of our company.
In 1998, the United Nations voted to ban the purchase of blood diamonds from Angola. Since then, the public has become increasingly aware about raw materials whose sale fuels civil conflict, and has shifted focus to other mineral extractions that may be used to fund wars and armed conflict in other African countries and other nations. Today, “conflict minerals” encompasses four key raw materials (tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold) that are extensively used in all sorts of products – from mobile phones, computers, electronics, automobiles and more.
Jan. 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Are Companies Listening?
Companies that adopt comprehensive and assertive ethical sourcing practices reap many benefits, including increased consumer trust and an improved reputation. One of the most vital and visible components of any ethical sourcing program is to ensure that products do not support human trafficking and modern day slavery.