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  • 3 Ways to Make Sense of Circular Economy

    3 Ways to Make Sense of Circular Economy

    Consumers across the world are becoming increasingly sensitive to issues surrounding plastic pollution. Initiatives calling for reduced use of plastic or cleaning the oceans are becoming more common.

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  • A Comparison of CSR Performance of the UN Global Compact Signatories vs Non-Signatories

    A Comparison of CSR Performance of the UN Global Compact Signatories vs Non-Signatories

    Study finds that organizations that have committed to the UNGC’s ten principles perform significantly better on sustainability measures throughout supply chains.

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  • The State of Sustainable Procurement: What to Expect in 2019

    The State of Sustainable Procurement: What to Expect in 2019

    We’re still very early into 2019 and all signs point to an interesting year ahead. It appears the global businesses community has woken up to the severity of environmental concerns on society,...

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  • From Greater Production Traceability to Combating Biodiversity Loss and Meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 15

    From Greater Production Traceability to Combating Biodiversity Loss and Meeting UN Sustainable Development Goal 15

    Human interference in natural habitats has put the biological diversity of our planet at risk. This is why one of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, SDG 15, is committed to protecting,...

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  • Science Based Targets: An Essential Piece of a Complex Climate Strategy Puzzle

    Science Based Targets: An Essential Piece of a Complex Climate Strategy Puzzle

    Climate change is a fact. Setting Science Based Targets – emission reduction targets based on the two-degree scenario – is the first step in the strategic transformation we need and has four...

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  • Targeted Action On Energy Use Along The Product Lifecycle: Four Steps Industries Can Take To Tackle UN Sustainable Development Goal 7

    Targeted Action On Energy Use Along The Product Lifecycle: Four Steps Industries Can Take To Tackle UN Sustainable Development Goal 7

    SDG 7 focuses on energy use. With 20 percent of the world population lacking access to modern electricity here is a set of approaches businesses can take to engage their suppliers to reduce their...

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  • Tomorrow’s Brands Will Be Sustainable or They Won’t Exist at All

    Tomorrow’s Brands Will Be Sustainable or They Won’t Exist at All

    The world is facing social and environmental challenges never seen before. Brands need to transform to maintain a competitive advantage and rebuild trust.

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  • One Year After U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

    One Year After U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

    The U.S. federal government may have withdrawn from the Paris Agreement, but U.S.-based organizations are still focused on upholding climate targets.

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  • Sustainable Forestry: Can We Get It Right?

    Sustainable Forestry: Can We Get It Right?

    Producing forestry and agriculture products for export, e.g. into global supply chains, is an attractive means for many developing nations to create economic growth. Done responsibly, this can...

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  • The Environmental Crackdown in China: Supply Chains Impacts Continue

    The Environmental Crackdown in China: Supply Chains Impacts Continue

    More than 30,000 business have been penalized during a major campaign against environmental violations in China with companies worldwide feeling the impact. Are you confident your business can...

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  • China’s Environmental Protection Law 2014 Amendment

    China’s Environmental Protection Law 2014 Amendment

    The environmental degradation caused by China’s unprecedented economic development during the last 30 years is has taken a huge toll on the environment.

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  • Fight climate change with science-based targets

    Fight climate change with science-based targets

    Many companies are making efforts into reducing their carbon footprints, making sure to mitigate climate change. To make sure these efforts actually help curbing climate change, a new trend is...

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  • New French law to require for companies to report on GHG emissions in their supply chains

    New French law to require for companies to report on GHG emissions in their supply chains

    Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting is mandatory in France for publicly listed and non-listed companies with at least 500 employees and a minimum of 100 million Euros turnover. Read...

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  • Chemical Manufacturing Waste Poisoned Students At A School in Changzhou, China: What If This Happened In Your Supply Chain

    Chemical Manufacturing Waste Poisoned Students At A School in Changzhou, China: What If This Happened In Your Supply Chain

    Background The case of poisoned students at the Changzhou Foreign Languages Schools in the Jiangsu Province of China has been a heated topic since revealed by the press. On 17 April 2016, the...

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  • Green or Greenwashing? Don’t get caught on the wrong side of perceptions

    Green or Greenwashing? Don’t get caught on the wrong side of perceptions

    Who would have thought a potential way to address air pollution to some extent could reside in a paint can!? Products such as  Airlite paint, with its mesmerising environmental benefits, has...

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  • EcoVadis Selects Green Energy Provider Enercoop

    EcoVadis Selects Green Energy Provider Enercoop

    EcoVadis is now powering it’s growing business with Enercoop, a unique green energy supplier EcoVadis has taken a big step forward in reducing our own environmental footprint: we are really...

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  • Millennial’s Quest for Values: Sustainability Plays a Key Role in Retaining the Next Generation Workforce

    Millennial’s Quest for Values: Sustainability Plays a Key Role in Retaining the Next Generation Workforce

    In the contemporary job market environment HR managers, recruiters and other tasked with staffing their organizations are experiencing changes more drastically and frequently than ever before....

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  • The European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR): When Legal Does Not Equal Sustainable

    When legal does not always equal sustainable(1). Like many commonly used natural resources, there is an ever-growing demand for timber and timber-derived products all over the world. And like many...

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  • Understanding The Impact of Carbon Pricing And Costs In Your Supply Chain

    Understanding The Impact of Carbon Pricing And Costs In Your Supply Chain

    In an earlier blog post we discussed “Trends in Carbon Pricing and Costs,” and explored the increased engagement of both public- and private-sector organizations to consider pricing of carbon...

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  • Tigers and Flies: Progress in China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign

    Tigers and Flies: Progress in China’s Anti-Corruption Campaign

    Corruption is a topic that always grabs headlines when discovered, and can tarnish country and company reputations. This week we turn our attention to a new white paper from the EcoVadis analyst...

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