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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

The Carbon Benefits of Recycled Materials

The benefits of avoiding extraction and primary processing are usually significant, even when collection, transport and reprocessing of recycled material is taken into account. An increasing range of recycled products are coming onto the market, such as glass, steel, aluminium,

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

Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate Change

Businesses face growing threats from extreme weather and climate change: damage to facilities, loss of water or power supplies, higher costs, and disruption of supply and distribution chains. In a new report, Weathering the Storm: Building Business Resilience to Climate

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

Disney Announces Paper Sourcing and Use Policy

Disney has made a new commitment to ensure the Company’s operations and those of its licensees minimize their consumption of paper and maximize their use of recycled content. The paper sourcing and use policy recognizes the urgency of addressing deforestation, especially

IMF Report on Fiscal Policy to Mitigate Climate Change

IMF helps make carbon pricing the new normal. Europe does it. Australia does it. Even northeastern-situated states do it. Everyone’s doing it. Let’s do it. Let’s tax carbon. For me, that is an important message in IMF Managing Director Christine

Sustainable Purchasing and Supply Summit 2011

Congratulations to the event organizers and CIPS for putting together an excellent program for the inaugural sustainable purchasing summit in London.  Some very interesting topics and speakers. http://www.revolutionevents.plus.com/spss/programme.html One of the stand-out messages from the day is that sustainable purchasing