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The Elephant in the Room of Current Conflict Minerals Compliance ‘Solutions’

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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.

Chrysler Group LLC Continues Its Commitment to the Premier Networking Event in the Automotive Supplier Diversity Community

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  • Hosts 13th annual Matchmaker at its Auburn Hills, Mich. headquarters
  • Annual trade fair grows to more than 2,400 participants, including 270 minority, women, veteran and majority-owned Chrysler Group suppliers
  • Matchmaker has generated $1.9 billion in new business opportunities for exhibitors since 2000

U.S. State Department and the World Environment Center Achieve Significant Environmental and Economic Savings in Nicaragua and Costa Rica

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) October 3, 2011 - The World Environment Center (WEC) announced today the successful completion of a U.S. Department of State funded project entitled Cleaner Production Private Sector Partnerships, part of the Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR)'s Private Sector Environmental Performance Program.

GE Tackles Human Rights Issues

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GE held a summit in Shanghai, China to address supplier audit findings, which revealed cases of unsatisfactory employee working situations. In its 2010 Citizenship Report, GE outlined its expectation for suppliers to obey laws that require them to treat workers fairly, provide a safe and healthy working environment, and protect environmental quality. GE requires suppliers to address all findings “in a reasonable period” and as of February 15 of this year, its approved suppliers have resolved more than 95 per cent of all such findings.  

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GE held a summit in Shanghai, China to address supplier audit findings, which revealed cases of unsatisfactory employee working situations. In its 2010 Citizenship Report, GE outlined its expectation for suppliers to obey laws that require them to treat workers fairly, provide a safe and healthy working environment, and protect environmental quality. GE requires suppliers to address all findings “in a reasonable period” and as of February 15 of this year, its approved suppliers have resolved more than 95 per cent of all such findings.  

How to Get Suppliers and Stakeholders on Board with Paperless Options

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Take a trip to one of your many suppliers or simply look around your  office and you will likely find mounds of paper stacked in cubicles, desks, filing cabinets, and storage closets. As mentioned in a recent post, Small Business Tips and Tools for A Paperless Office, we explored ways to identify and reduce paper use.

Three Step Approach to Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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A 2010 year in review revealed a growing emphasis on environmental awareness, social responsibility, and business sustainability actions in the supply chain.  More progressive companies, similar in action to IBM and Wal-Mart, have begun to evaluate inbound supply and their organizational role in the overall supply chain from an expanded perspective.   Our sustainability consulting experiences revealed that, in 2010, business sustainability action resulted in strategic

Coca-Cola Enterprises Targets Carbon Reductions and Recognizes Outstanding Supplier Performance

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 24, 2011 - On 23 May, Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) held its second annual Supplier Sustainability Summit and Awards Ceremony.

Greening Government Conference

NBS Members Receive $300 Discount
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 16, 2011 - Join NBS Managing Director Tom Ewart at the 2nd Annual Greening Government Conference held on Tuesday, May 31 to Wednesday, June 1 at the Toronto Board of Trade. Tom will be addressing how companies can embed sustainability and assess their suppliers’ efforts. The conference itself provides a great opportunity to meet and build valuable relationships with various government officials, environmentally conscious organizations and suppliers from across Canada.

What Smart Companies Should Learn from Apple’s Supply Chain Woes

New Executive Report
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) London, Canada - March 30, 2011 - With growing public concern over worker suicides and injuries at Apple suppliers over the last two years, a new research study confirms that many companies are taking the wrong approach to managing their supply chains.

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