Supply Chains

Plastics Workshop - Reduce, Recycle and Replace

Conference Recording, (Jul 4, 2019)

How AB InBev is using blockchain to improve the lives of smallholder farmers

Terry Slavin, (Jun 25, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on BanQu, a blockchain platform based on widely accessible SMS technology that is bringing transparency to the ‘last mile’ of global supply chains

Why women workers in global garment supply chains are saying #MeToo

Bobbie Sta Marie, (Jun 21, 2019)

Bobbie Sta Maria of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, and JJ Rosenbaum of Global Labor Justice say the drafting of a convention to end gender-based violence against women workers at the ILO’s meeting in Geneva this week is long over-due

Five ingredients for success for partnerships in fragile economies like South Sudan

Myriam Sainz, (May 19, 2019)

Myriam Sainz of TechnoServe draws on her experience rebuilding coffee communities with Nespresso to identify how best to invest in countries hit by conflict or crisis

‘Open Apparel Registry is a powerful new tool shining a light on the garment industry’

Phil Bloomer, (May 10, 2019)

Phil Bloomer and Alysha Khambay of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre explain how the open-source map of garment facilities across the globe is helping human rights campaigners to respond quickly to abuse in supply chains

Why the UN Global Compact is a CSR commitment that works

Julia Moshkin, (May 1, 2019)

Julia Moshkin of EcoVadis points to research showing that companies that have signed up to the initiative’s 10 principles perform significantly better on driving responsibility in their supply chains

Beyond recycling: Putting the brakes on fast fashion

Angeli Mehta, (Apr 28, 2019)

With the jury still out on the most sustainable textiles, efforts to make the garment industry more sustainable are focusing on reducing consumption, reports Angeli Mehta

‘Indigenous people’s livelihoods at risk in scramble for lithium, the new white gold’

Eniko Horvath and Amanda Romero Medina, (Apr 9, 2019)

Eniko Horvath and Amanda Romero Medina of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre investigate how communities in Chile, Bolivia and Argentina are bearing the brunt of demand for the water-hungry precious metal, with only one of the top producers having a human rights policy

'Everybody needs to scale, but in an intelligent and efficient way'

Liam Dowd, (Mar 7, 2019)

As part of the knowledge exchange in the build-up to the Responsible Business Summit New York, Liam Dowd, managing director at Ethical Corporation, speaks with Jamie Barsimantov, co-founder and chief operating officer at SupplyShift, about his involvement at the event and what he sees as the biggest opportunity for SupplyShift in the next 12-18 months

‘We’re rethinking our entire business, from supplier agreements to future technologies’

Martin Wright, (Feb 26, 2019)

Martin Wright talks to Carlsberg, BT, Mahindra Group and Landsec about how signing up to the Science Based Targets initiative has turned business as usual on its head

CDP names 120 leading firms for engaging suppliers on climate

Terry Slavin, (Feb 7, 2019)

World’s biggest businesses cut CO2 equal to South Korea’s emissions from their supply chains last year, according to the disclosure platform, which also added AstraZeneca, Coca-Cola European Partners, Diageo and LG Innotek to its A list for action on water risk. Terry Slavin reports

Vale suspended from Corporate Human Rights Benchmark over dam disaster

Terry Slavin, (Feb 1, 2019)

Terry Slavin reports on the fallout from Brazil's latest deadly mining accident and investor calls for an global independent body to monitor mines from a group led by the Church of England Pensions Board

The UK should listen to MPs and fix the holes in the Modern Slavery Act

Phil Bloomer, (Jan 25, 2019)

Phil Bloomer of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre and Nick Grono of the Freedom Fund say this week's independent review confirms the deep concerns of activists about the government's light-touch approach

‘The travel industry is at the front line of human trafficking. It must act’

Barbra Anderson, (Jan 22, 2019)

Barbra Anderson of Destination Better says that by having robust programmes in place, hotels will be better placed to address the risks of participating in modern slavery

Treading more lightly in the hotels industry

Amy Brown, (Jan 20, 2019)

Amy Brown looks at how big hotel chains are working to align themselves with the Global Goals and the Paris Agreement, setting goals to tackle water scarcity, carbon emissions, human rights and youth employment