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Reports Archives June 2010

June 30, 2010

A Practical Approach to Greening the Electronics Supply Chain

This report, published by BSR and the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), reflects on the EICC’s efforts to increase transparency and focus on emissions reduction with respect to greenhouse gases (GHG) in the electronics industry. Read more 

Download  Topics: Environment, Information & Communications Technology

June 28, 2010

Supply Chain Sustainability: A Practical Guide for Continuous Improvement

Peder Michael Pruzan-Jorgensen, Vice President, Europe, Middle East, and Africa

More and more companies are extending their commitment to responsible business practices to their value chains, from subsidiaries to suppliers. They do so not only because of the inherent social and environmental risks and the governance challenges the supply chain poses, but also because of the many rewards supply chain sustainability can deliver. Indeed, sustainable supply chain management can be a strong driver of value and success--for business as much as for society. Read more 

Download  Topics: Environment, Governance & Accountability, Human Rights, Labor Migration, Strategy & Integration, Supply Chain

June 28, 2010

Seeding Positive Impacts

This report features examples of private-sector and civil-society initiatives that address the environmental impacts of agricultural supply chains in China. Read more 

Download  Topics: Environment, Food, Beverage & Agriculture, Supply Chain

June 7, 2010

Conflict Minerals and the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Marshall Chase, Associate Director, Advisory Services

NGOs, governments, and businesses are increasingly focused on the issue of "conflict minerals," whose sourcing and trade support armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This report offers an overview of these mineral supply chains and the relevance for a range of industries, and highlights challenges and opportunities for companies to address conflict minerals in their supply chains through support of supply chain responsibility efforts, government engagement on the issue, and local capacity building in the Congo. Read more 

Download  Topics: Conflict Minerals, Human Rights, Supply Chain

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