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 Culture of Sustainability: Aveda by Dominique Conseil
Dominique Nils Conseil became president of Aveda in 2000. The French cosmetics executive took over the reins of the immensely successful hair- and skin-care manufacturer from its legendary founder, Horst Rechelbacher, and was firmly committed to preserving Rechelbacher's original mission of bringing safe, environmentally friendly products to the market. In this interview he talks about the culture of sustainability at Aveda.
EarthSayer Dominque Conseil
Being Competitive in Global Markets by Mathieu Lamolle
Network of Partners Drives Change by Patagonia's Rick Ridgeway
Sweatshop Watchdog by Avedis Seferian of WRAP
Ethical Sourcing Forum Interview with AMD's Tim Mohin
Solutions to Capitalism's Failures by Oliver Niedermaier (2013)
Industry Tools Addressing Conflict Free Minerals by John Gabriel
Creating Material Change by Heidi McCloskey
A Just and Sustainable World by Rachel Yeager
Sustainability and Raw Materials Sourcing by John Elkington
Responsibly-sourced Means Conflict-Free by Catherine Sproule