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Supply Chain: HERfinance: Increasing Financial Inclusion Among Women Workers in Global Supply Chains

November 2015

HERfinance: Increasing Financial Inclusion Among Women Workers in Global Supply Chains

Between 2012 and 2014, BSR piloted the HERfinance program with 10,000 garment factory workers in India.

#Financial Services #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Supply Chain: Bayer: Collaborating with Key Partners to Improve Supplier Engagement

July 2015

Bayer: Collaborating with Key Partners to Improve Supplier Engagement

Through performance assessments, identification of high-risk suppliers, and collaborative initiatives, Bayer uses its influence over global suppliers to ensure accordance with the company’s ethical, environmental, and social standards.

#Healthcare #Procurement #Supply Chain

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Supply Chain: ANN INC.: Improving the Lives of 100,000 Women Workers in the Supply Chain

November 2014

ANN INC.: Improving the Lives of 100,000 Women Workers in the Supply Chain

BSR helped ANN INC. develop a multiyear commitment to provide 100,000 women in its global supply chain with health and financial literacy training.

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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November 2014

Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Chinese Supply Chains

Over the past few years, BSR has helped dozens of companies improve supply chain greenhouse gas performance in China through a portfolio of initiatives.

#Climate Change #Supply Chain

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Supply Chain: Clean Cargo Working Group: Measuring and Improving the Environmental Performance of Ocean Shipping

November 2014

Clean Cargo Working Group: Measuring and Improving the Environmental Performance of Ocean Shipping

BSR's Clean Cargo Working Group, founded 10 years ago, now works with 85 percent of the container ship industry to report on and improve the environmental performance of ocean shipping.

#Clean Cargo Working Group #Environment #Supply Chain

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November 2014

Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition: 10 Years of Impact in the Electronics Supply Chain

Since its founding at the BSR Conference 10 years ago, the EICC has grown from a handful companies to nearly 100 businesses representing more than US$2.6 trillion in revenues, and its influential code of conduct is the information and communications technology industry's standard for practices related to ethics, labor, health, safety, and the environment.

#Information and Communications Technology #Supply Chain

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August 2014

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.

#Circular Economy #Procurement Leadership Group #Supply Chain

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August 2014

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.

#Information and Communications Technology #Procurement Leadership Group #Supply Chain

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August 2014

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.

#Procurement Leadership Group #Supply Chain

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October 2012

Levi Strauss & Company: Improving Worker Well-Being in the Workplace and Community

#Consumer Products #Supply Chain

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