TAG:Sustainable Sourcing

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Back to basics – 5 reasons to invest in sustainability

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2016

We’re two months into 2016 and there’s no doubt that it’s tough out there in is this old complex and uncertain world of ours. The global economy is just about limping along, the global food system is close to meltdown, many businesses are struggling to find skilled employees and millions around the world are unemployed, […]

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Transparency In Supply Chains – Not A Solution But A Step In The Right Direction

by Phil Cumming on May 7, 2015

Today is Election Day – and it’s also the close of a Government consultation on the transparency in supply chains (TISC) clause in the new Modern Slavery Act 2015. I’m sure we’ll see lots of U-turns in the coming days and months after the election. Happily the Government’s U-turn on the Modern Slavery Bill (MSB) […]

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Organising A More Sustainable Wedding – Some Reflections On Consumer Behaviour And Sustainability

by Phil Cumming on April 27, 2015

At a meeting last week about Tokyo 2020 we strayed away from our discussion about how they were progressing with their sustainability plans (or not as it turned out!) and touched briefly on consumer behaviour and sustainability. In particular whether companies should make it easy for consumers to buy sustainably – in effect to ‘choice […]

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Sustainable procurement – the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2015

This case study provides an overview of how sustainability was integrated into procurement methods and processes, supply chain engagement and management, and looks at the sustainability lessons for future events and businesses generally.

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Complaint and dispute resolution process to deal with breaches of the Sustainable Sourcing Code

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2015

Sustainability lessons learned from developing and implementing a process to deal with complaints and grievances related to the application of the LOCOG Sustainable Sourcing Code, particularly in relation to labour conditions at factories in the supply chain which supplied sponsors, licensees and suppliers. The process was informed by the UN Guiding Principles on Business and […]

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