A supply chain is a system of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. Supply chain activities transform natural resources, raw materials, and components into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer. In sophisticated supply chain systems, used products may re-enter the supply chain at any point where residual value is recyclable. (graphic from Online MBA)
Challenges present themselves at all points in the supply chain and range from environmental to social to economic, making the supply chain a major focus of sustainability principles and practices. A related special collection is Conflict Free Minerals here on EarthSayers.tv, voices of sustainability.
We have incorporated speakers addressing ethical sourcing in this collection.
Curated by mokiethecat
Sustainability and Raw Materials Sourcing by John Elkington
Raw materials, rare-earth metals, conflict minerals are discussed by John Elkington in this interview.
John Elkington is co-founder and Executive Chairman of Volans, co-founder and Non-Executive Director at SustainAbility. He blogs here. www.johnelkington.com/journal and tweets @volandia. Read the blog at www.kajembren.com
EarthSayer John Elkington
Responsibly-sourced Means Conflict-Free by Catherine Sproule
Solutions to Capitalism's Failures by Oliver Niedermaier (2013)
Being Competitive in Global Markets by Mathieu Lamolle
12 Food and Beverage Brands That Have Publicly Committed to Sustainability Goals
A Culture of Sustainability: Aveda by Dominique Conseil
Network of Partners Drives Change by Patagonia's Rick Ridgeway
The Responsible Supply Chain and The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summits 2017
Sweatshop Watchdog by Avedis Seferian of WRAP
Ethical Sourcing Forum Interview with AMD's Tim Mohin
Industry Tools Addressing Conflict Free Minerals by John Gabriel
Transparency in the Supply Chain by Nate Herman
The Impact Sourcing Challenge for Inclusivity
Human Rights and Supply Chain by Patricia Jurewicz