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Dec

16

December 16, 2020

Supply Chain: How Business Can Support Survivors of Human Trafficking

How Business Can Support Survivors of Human Trafficking

GBCAT is launching a new resource, A Guide for Business on Empowerment and Employment of Survivors of Human Trafficking, to inform companies on how they can support the long-term recovery of survivors of human trafficking.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Dec

9

December 9, 2020

Supply Chain: The Human Cost of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Workers in the Supply Chain

The Human Cost of the COVID-19 Pandemic for Workers in the Supply Chain

To understand the human cost of the COVID-19 pandemic in supply chains, HERproject interviewed over 1,000 workers and managers in Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Kenya, and Vietnam and released its findings and recommendations in a new report.

#HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Nov

11

November 11, 2020

Supply Chain: The Sustainable Business Agenda in a Biden-Harris Administration

The Sustainable Business Agenda in a Biden-Harris Administration

Following the 2020 U.S. elections, BSR President and CEO Aron Cramer lays out an agenda for business to call on the Biden administration to adopt in order to advance a more just and sustainable world.

#Climate Change #Environment #ESG #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Procurement #Supply Chain

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Oct

27

October 27, 2020

Supply Chain: Four Features of Effective Human Rights Due Diligence

Four Features of Effective Human Rights Due Diligence

The EU’s proposed mandatory human rights due diligence legislation has the potential to reshape the way that companies manage their human rights risks—and to boost the impact of company efforts to prevent, mitigate, and remedy these risks. This blog discusses four features of effective human rights due diligence.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Sep

23

September 23, 2020

Supply Chain: Freight Buyers Are the Zero-Emission Fuel We Need

Freight Buyers Are the Zero-Emission Fuel We Need

BSR and the Smart Freight Centre are moving to accelerate the shift to zero-carbon freight across all modes of transport—air, sea, road, rail, waterways—by 2050 through a new buyer-focused collaborative platform: the Sustainable Freight Buyers Alliance.

#Climate Change #Supply Chain

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Sep

17

September 17, 2020

Supply Chain: Ensuring Circular Fashion is Good for People—as well as the Environment

Ensuring Circular Fashion is Good for People—as well as the Environment

Even before the COVID-19 outbreak, circular economic models had been sprouting up at increasing speed in the fashion industry. BSR’s new brief, Taking a People-Centered Approach to a Circular Fashion Economy, explores the potential social impacts that may emerge from a mainstream shift to circular fashion.

#Circular Economy #Consumer Products #Supply Chain

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Sep

15

September 15, 2020

Supply Chain: Building Resilient Supply Chains to Meet the Moment—and the Future

Building Resilient Supply Chains to Meet the Moment—and the Future

The COVID-19 crisis has exposed how efficiency in global supply chains came at the cost of resilience. It is time to build more robust and resilient supply chains—understanding, valuing, and incorporating resilience for the buyer, suppliers, and the workers across the value chain.

#Supply Chain

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Jul

1

July 1, 2020

Supply Chain: Why Modern Slavery Risks Should Be Top of Mind for Businesses during COVID-19

Why Modern Slavery Risks Should Be Top of Mind for Businesses during COVID-19

Through our work addressing modern slavery across supply chains, we have observed an alarming uptick in business actions during the COVID-19 pandemic that may lead to more individuals being forced into conditions of modern slavery, or on the brink thereof.

#Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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Jun

24

June 24, 2020

Supply Chain: The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

The Business Role in Creating a 21st-Century Social Contract

2020 has demonstrated powerfully the importance of a fully functioning social safety net, public health systems, and global collaboration. Reforms to the social contract are clearly needed to protect public health, economic security, and the right of all people to participate fully in society.

#Climate Change #Human Rights #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management #Womens Empowerment

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Jun

17

June 17, 2020

Supply Chain: Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability Builds Business Resilience

Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability Builds Business Resilience

Over the past year, The Estée Lauder Companies and Aveda have been working with LMR Naturals by IFF, BSR, and Envisible to establish a blockchain-enabled traceable supply chain that identifies opportunities to deliver sustainability benefits to all the actors in the supply chain. This post is the third in a series documenting the journey of this innovative partnership.

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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