BSR logo

Topics

Consumer Products Blog


Jun

10

June 10, 2013

Be Bold: It’s Time for Inspiration and Innovation in Sustainable Procurement

Many recent events have shown that there is still much progress to be made in sustainable procurement. It's time for new and innovative approaches. But the question is, how?

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain

Read More


Jun

6

June 6, 2013

Sustainable Lifestyles: Making Eco Chic

In BSR’s work with the fashion industry, we often hear that the designers reign supreme. But what if they were inspired to design clothing that was sustainable from its very threads?

#Consumer Products

Read More


Jun

4

June 4, 2013

Consumer Products: Are Consumers Done with Fast Fashion?

Are Consumers Done with Fast Fashion?

Both data and recent citizen activism suggest that consumers may finally recognize their role in sustainable fashion—and may be willing to pay the price for it.

#Consumer Products #Human Rights #Sustainable Lifestyles Frontier Group

Read More


Jun

3

June 3, 2013

Labor Protection: What Can Bangladesh Learn from China?

In its 30-year path to industrialization, China has made great progress in protecting labor rights by strengthening public policy; integrating worker-protection systems into factories; increasing collaboration among western buyers, local NGOs, and suppliers; and empowering workers.

#Consumer Products #Grants #Human Rights #Supply Chain

Read More


May

30

May 30, 2013

From Bangladesh to Myanmar: Level-Set Responsible Sourcing

How can buyers looking to move into Myanmar learn from experiences in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and, most recently, Bangladesh?

#Consumer Products #Grants #Supply Chain

Read More


May

29

May 29, 2013

Consumer Products: The Other Women’s Movement: Factory Workers in the Developing World

The Other Women’s Movement: Factory Workers in the Developing World

Working women in the developed world are talking about "leaning in," but a different sort of women's movement is happening on the factory floor in places like Bangladesh. As women in global supply chains gain financial stability and empowerment through salaried work, they are on the front lines of greater gender equality.

#Consumer Products #Grants #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

Read More


May

29

May 29, 2013

Putting More Muscle, Brains, and Heart into Sustainable Procurement

To make sustainable procurement more effective, we need to apply more power in three areas: codes and policies, data and information, and leadership values.

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain

Read More


May

28

May 28, 2013

Lessons from Rana Plaza: Shocked, But Not Surprised

When now-President and CEO Aron Cramer arrived at BSR in 1995, the situation faced by workers in Bangladesh’s apparel industry was much the same as it is today. It’s time for systemic change.

#Consumer Products #Human Rights #Supply Chain

Read More


Apr

22

April 22, 2013

Detoxifying the Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain

What will it take for the apparel and footwear industry to achieve zero discharge of hazardous chemicals across product life cycles?

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain

Read More


Apr

2

April 2, 2013

Safe and Sustainable Chemicals: The Case for Action

Growing market demands, regulations, and reputational risks are pushing companies to understand the impacts of chemicals use on society and business and proactively manage their use in products and supply chains.

#Consumer Products #Environment #Supply Chain

Read More