Suppliers helped investigate options for eliminating lead from sleeve-bearing coatings
In 2013, Caterpillar collaborated with several suppliers to investigate options for eliminating lead from sleeve-bearing coatings and reducing volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from our production process. These sleeve bearings, used for Cat® large wheel loaders, have a coating that traditionally contains lead.
Company explores solutions during its second annual supplier webinar and recognizes suppliers’ performance.
London, June 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ – A survey among Coca-Cola Enterprises’ (NYSE/Euronext Paris: CCE) suppliers published today reveals that suppliers identified supplier collaboration (87%),customer collaboration (86%) and employee contribution (84%) as the best ways to seek out ideas for sustainability innovation.
Today dozens of consumer product makers will get a letter from Walmart detailing new requirements on phasing out a list of toxic chemicals found in goods sold by the world’s largest retailer. The comprehensive initiative is by far the largest and most ambitious of its kind. It reflects a growing trend in which consumer and wholesale purchasing power are combining to change the chemical makeup of the products we see on store shelves and bring into our homes.
“Which suppliers are in scope?”, “Should we handle compliance internally, externally or with a blended approach?”, “How should we define due diligence?”
There certainly is no shortage of questions surrounding Conflict Minerals Compliance and Source Intelligence will answer each and every one of them. To address concerns Source Intelligence will be hosting a web-based 'open house' of our robust platform.
Take this opportunity to ask the compliance questions that pertain to your specific situation. Register for Thursday, May 23, 2013 demonstration at 1 PM ET/ 10 AM PT.
Global Brands and OEM's now realize that Conflict Minerals Compliance is an end-to-end Supply Chain maze that can translate into loss of business. The exposure they face from the complexities of Conflict Minerals Compliance implementation increases pressure to eliminate risk.
Learn from programs in motion how to tackle the complexity that comes along with Conflict Minerals Compliance, sourcing due diligence, reporting requirements and potential auditing.
Yesterday, I attended CDP’s annual Supply Chain Members Roundtable. Cisco has hosted this meeting for several years using Cisco TelePresence rooms in our offices, this year in London, New York City, São Paulo and San Francisco, with AT&T attending from their own Cisco TelePresence room in Denver.
November 15, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Companies have limited options to meet the requirements of Dodd-Frank Section 1502. Most companies don’t have human or capital resources to build an internal force to implement the supplier tracing, data collection and reporting required in the supplier due diligence process. To date, companies have had two options: 1) hire consultants on an hourly basis to collect supplier data, or 2) purchase 'do-it-yourself' software. The elephant in the room? Neither of these options includes sufficient resources to manage and verify the data.