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Engage the Chain: An Investor Guide to Engaging the Food Sector on Sustainability Risks

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By Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Ceres 

In April, Greenpeace released video footage showing that a palm oil supplier for major food companies, the Hayel Saeed Anam Group was destroying large swaths of rainforest in Indonesia, despite concerted efforts by industry stakeholders to stop forest destruction in palm oil supply chains. The repercussions for Hayel Saeed Anam Group are still unfolding, but recent history suggests that the outcome may well involve financial consequences.

Giving Every American a Good Job

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By Susan Winterberg, Associate Director, Inclusive Economy, BSR

 

Following the U.S. election and other geopolitical upheavals this year, business is considering whether and how to adjust the sustainability agenda to address a new reality. To begin, many are asking: What is the single most urgent issue facing sustainable business today in the United States?

Global Auto Industry Accelerates Action On Conflict Minerals

Conflict Minerals Awareness Campaign Launched in Response to New Global Auto Survey
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Southfield, Mich., April 10, 2014 – At a corporate responsibility summit for global automakers and suppliers near Detroit, the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) today announced an initiative to accelerate action on conflict minerals, which was identified in a new survey as the most significant issue facing the industry this year.

U.S. Companies are Taking a Closer Look at Working Conditions, New York City Fast Food Workers Go on Strike, and Skype Shows its Commitment to Education - CSR Minute for December 3, 2012

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U.S. companies are taking a closer look at working conditions at their clothing factories following a deadly factory fire that killed more than 100 workers in Bangladesh last week. Fire officials say the factory had no emergency exits, and police have arrested three factory officials suspected of locking in the workers during the blaze.

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.  

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