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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:

Has The Modern Day Slavery Global Movement Mitigated Slavery In Supply Chains?

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Though the global movement to end modern day slavery in supply chains has had increased media attention and has been joined by numerous channels, modern day slavery is still an issue in supply chains of the world's largest companies. Global enterprises, sourcing their products from all over the world have directly or indirectly affected human trafficking in supply chains. The increase in demand for high-quality products throughout the world has put pressure on companies to source their products from areas with minimal labor oversight.

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

3TG is Just the Starting Point for Supply Chain Investigation

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Cobalt is a mineral that leads to human rights violations in the Congo, but is not one of the minerals included in the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Rule. Cobalt is an example of why 3TG should just be a starting-off point for companies investigating their supply chains, which can help uncover potential areas of risk and instances of unethical sourcing

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Cobalt is a mineral that leads to human rights violations in the Congo, but is not one of the minerals included in the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Rule. Cobalt is an example of why 3TG should just be a starting-off point for companies investigating their supply chains, which can help uncover potential areas of risk and instances of unethical sourcing

Is Forced Labor Being Over Looked in Your Supply Chain?

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As the increase in demand from around the world for quality goods increases, so does the amount of help needed to supply those goods. With big box retailers continuing to source their products from offshore suppliers, staying ahead of compliance initiatives is a must. The risk of running into issues with compliance regulations becomes greater when creating business relationships in other countries. Due to communication barriers and the lack of not being able to see operations conducted, can result in major offenses being done, for example forced labor.

IOI Group Regains its Certification as a Sustainable Palm Oil Producer

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Earlier this year, palm oil producer IOI Group had its RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certification suspended after failing to meet RSPO certification standards. The RSPO announced in a statement last Friday that IOI Group will regain its certification starting today (August 8, 2016).  The RSPO has found that the IOI Group is now fully compliant with RSPO standards and has plans in place to compensate stakeholders.

Sustainable Raw Materials: Is Rubber Finally Catching Up?

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As rubber demand and production continue to increase, large consumers, producers, and the international community have become increasingly aware of the negative environmental and social impacts of rubber production.

Asian Firms and Governments Demonstrate Need to Fortify Anti-Corruption Efforts

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A joint research project conducted by the ASEAN CSR (Association of Southeast Asian Nations Corporate Social Responsibility)  Network and the National University of Singapore Business School’s Center for Governance, Institutions and Organization revealed that businesses in Southeast Asia are not doing enough to combat corruption.

Source Intelligence Receives Company of the Year Award

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August 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Source Intelligence was recently named Company of the Year, receiving The Golden Bridge’s silver award in the Information and Technology category.

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