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Dec

5

December 5, 2019

Supply Chain: Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability at the Source Depends on Trust

Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain: Traceability at the Source Depends on Trust

This blog is the second in a series where BSR and Envisible document their project to support a global brand and its supply chain partners to establish a blockchain-enabled traceable supply chain that delivers sustainability benefits to all the actors in the supply chain.

#Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain

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Dec

3

December 3, 2019

Supply Chain: Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in a European Luxury Supply Chain

Challenges and Opportunities for Gender Equality in a European Luxury Supply Chain

While women are vital to the Italian luxury sector, gender inequality throughout the supply chain still impacts them in the short- and long-term. However, both brands and suppliers are well placed to lead efforts towards improved gender equality in Italy, in both supply chains and in the country’s overall sociocultural context.

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Nov

21

November 21, 2019

Supply Chain: Can Corruption in Your Value Chain Lead to Complicity in Gross Human Rights Abuses?

Can Corruption in Your Value Chain Lead to Complicity in Gross Human Rights Abuses?

If businesses fail to conduct conflict-sensitive human rights due diligence and integrate their anti-corruption and human rights efforts, they may be linked to human rights abuses conducted by a third party. BSR recommends enhanced human rights due diligence that is both conflict-sensitive and that integrates corruption risk.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Nov

19

November 19, 2019

Supply Chain: Action for Sustainable Derivatives: A BSR/Transitions Collaboration

Action for Sustainable Derivatives: A BSR/Transitions Collaboration

To accelerate compliance of supply chains with deforestation-free and responsible sourcing principles, BSR and Transitions are excited to launch a new collaborative initiative for corporate buyers of palm-based derivatives alongside 11 member companies: Action for Sustainable Derivatives (ASD).

#Action for Sustainable Derivatives #Climate Change #Environment #Supply Chain

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Oct

25

October 25, 2019

Supply Chain: Human Rights in a Global Supply Chain: Challenges and Approaches

Human Rights in a Global Supply Chain: Challenges and Approaches

During its summer meetings, BSR's Human Rights Working Group covered topics ranging from women’s empowerment in the business context to applying human rights considerations to artificial intelligence systems as part of its discussion on implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Sep

5

September 5, 2019

Supply Chain: Empowering Women in Toy Factories: Insights from Our Pilot in India

Empowering Women in Toy Factories: Insights from Our Pilot in India

BSR and the Ethical Toy Program collaborated on a women’s empowerment program that was piloted in three toy factories in India with a total population of 824 workers—including 198 women. From the pilots, we gained several insights into what it takes to develop successful programs to advance women in the workplace.

#HERproject #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Aug

29

August 29, 2019

Supply Chain: Supply Chain Visibility: Traceability, Transparency, and Mapping Explained

Supply Chain Visibility: Traceability, Transparency, and Mapping Explained

BSR experts explain three concepts for gaining and demonstrating visibility in multi-tier supply chains: Traceability, mapping, and transparency. What are these concepts, how do they differ, and what do they offer?

#Supply Chain

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Jul

30

July 30, 2019

Supply Chain: Three Ways Business Is Combating Modern Slavery

Three Ways Business Is Combating Modern Slavery

The business community has a critical role to play in the fight against modern slavery, a practice that spans all business sectors and geographies. As we commemorate the World Day against Trafficking in Persons, GBCAT welcomes all companies to join us in our shared fight against modern slavery.

#Human Rights #Supply Chain

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Jul

16

July 16, 2019

Supply Chain: Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain

Blockchain through the Whole Supply Chain

The term “global supply chain” conjures up images of large ports filled with colorful arrays of ocean-bound shipping containers being systematically partitioned for each destination or commercial freight trucks arriving at highly-organized distribution centers. But global supply chains all start before that point—and our actions to make supply chains more visible, traceable, and sustainable need to start at the beginning.

#Supply Chain

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Jul

10

July 10, 2019

Supply Chain: Getting Circular Economy Right: Let’s Put People at the Center of Circular Fashion

Getting Circular Economy Right: Let’s Put People at the Center of Circular Fashion

BSR is working with the C&A Foundation to explore the ways in which advancing circular fashion affects people and in particular, women. Our research reveals that very few companies adopting circular fashion models are considering the social aspects as they make this shift.

#Circular Economy #Consumer Products #Human Rights #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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