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Supply Chain Reports and Primers



October 27, 2014

Working Women and Health in East Africa’s Agricultural Sector

This report outlines BSR's scoping study to evaluate the need for and relevance of workplace-based empowerment programs targeting women in the workforce in export sectors in East Africa.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #HERproject #Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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July 9, 2014

Supply Chain: Shaping a Sustainable Garment Sector in Myanmar

Shaping a Sustainable Garment Sector in Myanmar

This paper provides the context for the Principles of Responsible Sourcing for Myanmar's Garment Sector, which outline how companies can drive sustainable development and business benefits in the country.

#Inclusive Economy #Supply Chain

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May 29, 2014

Supply Chain: Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Supply Chain: Opportunities in China

Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the Supply Chain: Opportunities in China

BSR has produced a working paper on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with suppliers in China as part of our Business in a Climate-Constrained World initiative.

#Climate Change #Supply Chain

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April 21, 2014

Supply Chain: How Can Business Contribute to the Ethical Mining of Conflict Minerals?

How Can Business Contribute to the Ethical Mining of Conflict Minerals?

This report focuses on how addressing concerns about conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a topic of increasing scrutiny, creates a unique opportunity for companies to tackle related concerns in their supply chains, while also supporting local economic development.

#Conflict Minerals #Supply Chain

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April 9, 2014

A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains

The UN Global Compact and BSR have issued a guide to help companies and stakeholders understand and advance supply chain traceability, which is the process of identifying and tracking a product or component's path from raw material to finished good.

#Supply Chain

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March 24, 2014

Incorporating Women’s Health into Workplace Assessments

This working paper presents the findings of a research collaboration between UL's Responsible Sourcing group and BSR, which explored women's health in global garment and light manufacturing supply chains.

#Healthcare #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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June 18, 2013

BSR’s Center for Sustainable Procurement: Year 1 Findings and Insights

BSR's inaugural report from our Center for Sustainable Procurement (CSP) provides guidance for global companies to integrate sustainability into procurement decisions, given a range of product complexities and supplier relationships.

#Procurement Leadership Group #Supply Chain

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March 7, 2013

Between the Lines: Listening to Female Factory Workers in China

To achieve greater worker retention and workplace stability, manufacturers in China need to address the needs of women, which comprise 44 percent of the manufacturing workforce. Yet female workers have a diverse set of needs and goals depending on age, education, and industry experience.

#Environment #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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July 10, 2012

Value Chain Climate Resilience

As the climate changes, companies must adopt holistic and proactive climate-resilient strategies that take into account the needs of communities, upon which business depends for materials, labor, and more.

#Strategy and Integration #Supply Chain #Sustainability Management

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February 27, 2012

Going Beyond the Supply Chain in the Democratic Republic of Congo

BSR is exploring how companies can move beyond supply chain traceability of conflict minerals to support local development in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

#Conflict Minerals #Supply Chain

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