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Procurement of Display Units as an Opportunity for Improved Sustainability in Stores

Best Buy has more than 1,000 stores in the United States, all of which have many in-store displays. In 2012, the company partnered with the Center for Sustainable Procurement (CSP) to explore ways to improve its procurement process for displays and define the criteria for making them more sustainable in the future.

Topics: Supply Chain, Sustainable Procurement | August 2014 | Read more

Improving the Lifecycle Energy Impacts of Notebook Computers in the Production Phase

Dell wanted to improve the lifecycle sustainability impacts of its notebook computers. Through its own work gathering lifecycle data from suppliers, as well as involvement in collaborative initiatives, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s PAIA (Product Attribute to Impact Algorithm) and The Sustainability Consortium, Dell had already identified the hot spots and other critical impacts that must be addressed to substantially improve the sustainability of notebooks.

Topics: Information & Communications Technology, Supply Chain, Sustainable Procurement | August 2014 | Read more

Purchasing Higher Quality Paint to Save Cost and Make the Case for Sustainability

Of the 5,200 buildings Telenor Real Estate maintains in Norway, most are small buildings made to house technical equipment. For this reason, most of them are situated on islands, along coastlines, on mountaintops, and in other areas with harsh weather.

Topics: Supply Chain, Sustainable Procurement | August 2014 | Read more

Vodafone: Respecting Human Rights in the Digital World

Vodafone: Respecting Human Rights in the Digital World

Vodafone, the world's second-largest mobile operator, engaged BSR to help align its human rights strategy with the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Topics: Civil & Political Rights, Economic, Social & Cultural Rights, Human Rights, Information & Communications Technology, Labor Rights | July 2013 | Read more

Telefónica: Assessing Human Rights Risks and Opportunities

Telefónica: Assessing Human Rights Risks and Opportunities

BSR worked with the Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica to assess its human rights impacts, risks, and opportunities in each of its 16 operating regions.

Topics: Human Rights, Information & Communications Technology | May 2013 | Read more

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