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.
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A Just and Sustainable World by Rachel Yeager
|April 05, 2012
Rachel Yeager, Manager of HERproject (Health Enabled Returns) at Business for Social Responsibility (BSR), a global sustainability organization with 300 member organizations. Their mission is about business contributing to a just and sustainable world.
Yeager is interviewed by Andrew Savini of Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world, on March 29th and 30th, 2012 in New York City at the Ethical Sourcing Forum.
EarthSayers Andrew Savini; Rachel Yeager
Industry Tools Addressing Conflict Free Minerals by John Gabriel
Solutions to Capitalism's Failures by Oliver Niedermaier (2013)
Ethical Sourcing Forum Interview with AMD's Tim Mohin
Sustainability and Raw Materials Sourcing by John Elkington
Network of Partners Drives Change by Patagonia's Rick Ridgeway
Being Competitive in Global Markets by Mathieu Lamolle
Responsibly-sourced Means Conflict-Free by Catherine Sproule
Sweatshop Watchdog by Avedis Seferian of WRAP
A Culture of Sustainability: Aveda by Dominique Conseil
Creating Material Change by Heidi McCloskey