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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Ethical Sourcing Forum Interview with AMD's Tim Mohin
3BL Media's Lorraine Smith caught up with Tim Mohin Director Corporate Social Responsibility at AMD at the Ethical Sourcing Forum in March, 2011. He talks about the sensitive topic of conflict minerals in the Congo. The series of interviews by 3BL Media from this forum are available here on EarthSayers.tv.
EarthSayer Tim Mohin
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A Just and Sustainable World by Rachel Yeager
Sustainability and Raw Materials Sourcing by John Elkington
Responsibly-sourced Means Conflict-Free by Catherine Sproule
Industry Tools Addressing Conflict Free Minerals by John Gabriel
A Culture of Sustainability: Aveda by Dominique Conseil
Creating Material Change by Heidi McCloskey
Being Competitive in Global Markets by Mathieu Lamolle
Sweatshop Watchdog by Avedis Seferian of WRAP
Network of Partners Drives Change by Patagonia's Rick Ridgeway