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Supply Chain Slavery Is Not New, But It Certainly Needs to Go Away

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All companies around the world are pressured to increase their due diligence in fighting slavery within their supply chains. The pressure comes from governments that are very serious about stopping this on going issue and the consumers that purchase their products are also mounting more pressure. This type of focus requires a heavy amount of checks and balances into their own supply chain and getting even more granular down to their tier 2 and tier 3 suppliers. 

Over 2,000 People Attend Banorte’s Environmental Education Program

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  • With 2,272 visitors, Banorte’s green roof exceeds its initial goal by 13%.
  •  GFNorte promotes environmental conservation among employees and society in general with this educational project.
  • Employees, suppliers and various institutions have benefited from the educational program
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  • With 2,272 visitors, Banorte’s green roof exceeds its initial goal by 13%.
  •  GFNorte promotes environmental conservation among employees and society in general with this educational project.
  • Employees, suppliers and various institutions have benefited from the educational program

Modern Day Slavery & Your Supply Chain. It Exist & You Should Be Aware.

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In any industry, knowing and understanding your supply chain is vital. The steps a company takes in order to fully control their supply chain is long and arduous. Companies do this to ensure that they source their materials ethically and whomever they work with, is supplying those materials responsibly. Around the world, human trafficking and modern day slavery is a real problem, and with the global economy expanding into new markets, the need for labor is rising. The risk for dealing with an entity, that allows this type of problem, is growing.

Will Conflict Minerals Soon be an All In One Supplier Code of Conduct?

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After two years of running through Conflict Minerals Compliance Programs, the regulated community is asking, where do we go from here?  What are the appropriate steps forward to create a more efficient process that will not be heavily scrutinized by regulators and NGOs?  In looking at reporting information for 2013 and 2014, very few Form SDs or Conflict Minerals Reports provide extensive discussion on process, more specifically relating to sustainability and transparency in the supply chain.  Many have focused on response rates, suggesting that the Reasonable Country of Origin (RCOI) rates

Developing Suppliers with a Long-Term Mindset

Supply chain collaboration key to Caterpillar success
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Frank Li, segment manager for fabrications and non-metallics, identifies training and development opportunities from the supply base and then works with various teams within Caterpillar’s Global Supply Network Division to identify solutions. “In working with our supplier base, I see them grow every day. I’ve seen great results from working with local suppliers — Caterpillar and the local community both benefit from the suppliers’ success,” says Frank. And suppliers benefit from our success. But to achieve this, collaboration is critical.

Infographic: Product Compliance Checklist

A guideline to ensure that your company’s product compliance is on track
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BEST-IN-CLASS PRODUCT COMPLIANCE: GOING BEYOND THE 4 WALLS - KEY STEPS

Building Success in Sustainability: Transparency in the Supply Chain

By: Stephen Bernard
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Transparency is critical for the success of any program, and that includes one focused on sustainability in the supply chain. At AT&T we view our supply chain through the lenses of accountability and transparency with the notion that, “what gets measured gets done.” Based on our experience, the following key actions provide a strong foundation for a transparent and sustainable supply chain:

If You Supply to a Global Brand Read these Conflict Minerals Smelter Verification FAQ's

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The Best Practices: Smelter Verification for Conflict Minerals Frequently Asked Questions has recently been released by Source Intelligence, and is a compilation of frequently asked questions from global brand clients and suppliers regarding the smelter verification step.

What Suppliers to Global Brands Should Know About Conflict Minerals

FAQ: Smelter Verification
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With only 15 weeks left until the conflict minerals reporting deadline, many suppliers are currently being requested to comply with their customers’ smelter and conflict minerals requests.  Smelter Verification for conflict minerals is the process through which an issuer or non-issuer validates the list of smelters they have received and will be providing to their supplier or including in the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) filings.

Marks & Spencer Uses Mobile to Connect with Supply Chain Workers

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In a world where there are almost as many cell phone subscriptions (6.8 billion) as there are people (7 billion), it's no surprise companies are looking to this technology to not only to reach consumers, but also stakeholders throughout their supply chain.

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