Walmart Adds Fair Trade USA to List of Accepted Third-Party Audits for Responsible Sourcing Program

Retailer Streamlines Audit Process for Certified Producers, Enabling Increased Fair Trade Sourcing and Sales
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., June 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, is proud to announce that it has been added to Walmart’s list of acceptable third-party social audit programs for supplier compliance.  Fair Trade Certified™ sites will now be included in Walmart’s responsible sourcing program without the need for additional audits.

General Motors Recognized for Exceptional Freight Performance


General Motors North America was recently awarded the 2018 SmartWay Excellence Award, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) highest honor for leadership in freight performance. The award recognizes the top two percent of SmartWay Partners with superior environmental performance. This year, GM is the only original equipment manufacturer (OEM) represented on the list.

Sodexo Recognized for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing

Sodexo receives the 2018 Leadership Award for a Special Sustainable Purchasing by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., June 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ -  Sodexo, a food and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, has been recognized by the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) for its leadership in the sustainable purchasing movement, a growing trend in which organizations are using their purchasing power to advance the long-term health and vitality of society, economies, and the planet.

U.S. Veterans Magazine Announces its 2018 Summer Best of The Best Early Results Lists

PNC Named a Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, Top Supplier Diversity Programs

(Irvine, California) – May 15, 2018– U.S. Veterans Magazine (USVM) today released the results of its highly anticipated 2018 evaluation of the nation’s Best of the Best Top Veteran-Friendly Companies, Top Supplier Diversity Programs, Top Government & Law Enforcement Agencies, and Top Veteran-Friendly Schools.

Are These 8 Smelters of High Concern Present in Your Supply Chain?

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.

The Power of Engagement: New FCA US Supplier Diversity Initiative Strengthens Ties with Minority Business Associations

‘Inaugural Black Supplier Engagement Forum’ launches program by hosting the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce during Black History Month
Press Release

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., February 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - FCA US LLC supplier diversity kicks off 2017 with a new initiative aimed at connecting its purchasing organization with minority, women and veteran business associations by providing customized training, learning and development, and networking opportunities.

2016 AIAG IMDS Conference

Registration for this popular, sell-out event is now open


This year's event takes place over 1 ½ days with an evening reception at the end of day 1. The first day will consist of breakout sessions focusing on IMDS specific topics and legislative issues. The second day will focus strictly on IMDS topics including IMDS 11.0, which includes a new method to support additional regulations, and refinements to further improved data quality.

Day 1 legislative topics include:

Bristol-Myers Squibb Honored for Supplier Diversity


When a business incorporates global diversity and inclusion into its philosophy, it creates good will among its employees and customers. But diversity and inclusion is also a business imperative at Bristol-Myers Squibb, recognizing that companies focusing on those ideals perform better overall. 

Bristol-Myers Squibb was just honored as a Top 30 Best-of-the-Best company by the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC) and the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC).

#DardenDigest: Carpet Made From Carpet


Have you ever noticed those carpet tiles at a restaurant or at your office? Over the last few years, Darden has been using this emerging product innovation to reduce waste and increase the use of recycled materials.  Since we serve over one million meals a day, there are a lot of feet on our floors. This means we have to replace the carpet in our restaurants every three to five years. Carpet may seem like a small detail to many, but we view it as a huge opportunity in our quest toward sending zero waste to landfills.


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