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Corporate Social Responsibility in supply chains: an example of aluminum refining

Commodity production in many parts of the world causes huge problems for local communities. Extractive industries located in areas with poor environmental protection and enforcement can be particularly damaging. For example this contentious aluminum refinery in Niyamgiri, India: The battle

Cutting Carbon in the Supply Chain

For many manufactured products, the majority of their carbon footprint comes from energy used in extracting, refining, processing, manufacturing and transportation. There are several options for reducing the carbon footprint: · redesign manufacturing process; use alternative raw materials and new

New Tool to Measure (and Manage) the carbon footprint of your supply Chain
HOW IMPORTANT IS A GREEN SUPPLY CHAIN IN NORTH AMERICA?

This is the first article discussing the results of our ongoing survey examining what Supply-Chain professionals in North America are thinking and (more importantly) doing about greening their supply-chains. We certainly hear a lot about the importance of reducing the

FERROUS SUPPLY CHAIN REELING AMID UNPRECEDENTED PRICE HIKES IN STEEL, IRON ORE

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: The surge in Chinese steel prices is bound to put pressure on steel prices globally.   03.07.16 – Precipitous climb in prices The ferrous supply chain reeled March 7 amid a precipitous and unprecedented climb in steel

Carbon Disclosure Project Supply Chain Report

The 2012-13 annual Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Supply Chain report has been recently published. There is a glut of useful information within the 22 pages, and here are some of the highlights. Firstly, the report concludes that climate change is

The importance of managing water in your supply chain

No matter the place — California’s Central Valley, southern Nevada, the Colorado River, the Southern Plains — water is harder to find across much of the West. And, with energy demand and populations growing, once-unfathomable choices about water pricing and

Steel-Price Increases Creep Into Supply Chain – WSJ.com

The impact of escalating steel prices in the U.S. is starting to filter through supply chains, with companies that buy and process steel raising their own prices, stockpiling in advance of possible more increases and boosting volume to offset rising

Ford sets out action on supply chain sustainability

Motor industry giant Ford has set out the steps it is taking to reduce the carbon footprint of its supply chain in its “2009/10 Blueprint for Sustainability: The Future at Work”. In May Ford set out plans to survey its

ARE GREEN SUPPLY-CHAINS MORE EXPENSIVE?

This is the second article discussing the results of our ongoing survey examining what Supply-Chain professionals in North America are thinking and (more importantly) doing about greening their supply-chains.   The first article, How important is a Green Supply-Chain in