The Importance of Supply Chain Traceability in Customer Confidence


Supply chain traceability is a critical element of risk management. At Sappi we record the town and state or province of origin of each load of wood received at our mills. Representative samples of the deliveries to our mills are subsequently traced backward to confirm the accuracy of the information provided. Through a separate effort, the State of Maine requires that all timber harvests must be registered with the Maine Forest Service, which periodically inspects the operation for environmental compliance.

World Water Day: Water Ethics


“The definition of ethics from the Greek means customary or habitual and what's customary or habitual with Americans regarding water use is that it's plentiful and it's clean and we don't have to think about it. We just use as much as we want until some conflict arises.”

– Rick Kyte, D.B. Reinhard Institute for Ethics in Leadership

Our Behavior In Focus: “The Ethics and Compliance Academy”

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A spotlight from GSK's 2015 Responsible Business Supplement:

Our values dictate how we behave and guide the decisions we make. Our Global Ethics and Compliance team play a major role in embedding a values-based culture by providing tools to establish robust internal controls and create an ethical culture where people feel comfortable raising concerns.

Holland America Line Named as 2016 World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute for Fifth Consecutive Year

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SEATTLE, Wash., March 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ – For the fifth consecutive year, Holland America Line was named among the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Institute, a leading business ethics think tank. The company secured its spot on the list by implementing and promoting the highest ethical business standards and practices both internally and in the community.

Eastman Named as a World’s Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute for the Third Consecutive Year

Eastman’s commitment to honesty, integrity and responsible corporate behavior reaffirmed
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March 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) announced today it has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company®. This marks the third consecutive year that Eastman has appeared on the prestigious list.

Eastman is only one of two chemical companies being honored this year, underscoring its commitment to continually raising the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior.

Reflections on Laudato Si - Concluded


“Never before has the world had a document that so eloquently unites ethics and environmental stewardship. That is why Laudato Si was the most significant environmental event of 2015.”

“Show your work.”

Does that bring you back to your high school math class in a hurry? That phrase was a near-daily refrain in mine. It didn’t matter if you intuitively, or by sheer luck, got a math problem right. You also had to offer a proof as well. You had to back it up.

The Big Picture of Oil and Our Troubles by Leif Wenar


If we are going to pursue sustainability as an operating principle of our planet, then it can't remain business as usual when it comes to the buying and selling of oil as we are denying and acting against the basic principle that a country belongs to its people.  An especially treacherous situation made worse when coupled with the bad, old rule, 'Might Makes Right.'

Sanofi - From Drugs Production to Fight Against Counterfeit Medicines

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In Tours, France, the production site of Sanofi is hosting the Central Anti-Counterfeit Laboratory. We meet with Nathalie Tallet, head of the laboratory, and Pascal Bourin, Site Director Sanofi Tours.

Watch more Sanofi videos! Vist our YouTube page at SanofiTV!

Video: Bloomberg Philanthropies Presents Ice Watch Paris

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This Thursday, acclaimed visual artist Olafur Eliasson and distinguished geologist Minik Rosing will unveil a large-scale public art work in Paris around the UN Climate Summit (COP21). Eighty tons of glacier ice, harvested from Nuuk, Greenland, will be on public display at Place du Pantheon to illustrate the effects of climate change on the planet. The project is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies and realized in collaboration with creative sustainability charity, Julie’s Bicycle.


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