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.
Curated by mokiethecat
April 09, 2012
Mathieu Lamolle, Market Analyst at International Trade Centre explains how ITC helps companies become more competitive in global markets. Mathieu talks about the new Standards Mapping Tool, which launched at ESF, that allows companies to share best practices with each other.
He 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.
EarthSayer Mathieu Lamolle
Creating Material Change by Heidi McCloskey
Solutions to Capitalism's Failures by Oliver Niedermaier (2013)
Sustainability and Raw Materials Sourcing by John Elkington
Ethical Sourcing Forum Interview with AMD's Tim Mohin
A Just and Sustainable World by Rachel Yeager
Industry Tools Addressing Conflict Free Minerals by John Gabriel
Network of Partners Drives Change by Patagonia's Rick Ridgeway
A Culture of Sustainability: Aveda by Dominique Conseil
Responsibly-sourced Means Conflict-Free by Catherine Sproule
Sweatshop Watchdog by Avedis Seferian of WRAP