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.
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Industry Tools Addressing Conflict Free Minerals by John Gabriel
|April 10, 2012
John Gabriel of IBM and Corporate manager of supply chain social responsibility is representing the Electronics Industry Citizen Coaltion (EICC). Gabriel explains the Electronics Industry Citizenship Coalition's code of conduct, which promotes sustainability and aids electronics companies in tracing "conflict minerals" back to their point of origin.
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.
EarthSayers John Gabriel; Andrew Savini
The Responsible Supply Chain and The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summits 2017
Network of Partners Drives Change by Patagonia's Rick Ridgeway
The Impact Sourcing Challenge for Inclusivity
Being Competitive in Global Markets by Mathieu Lamolle
A Culture of Sustainability: Aveda by Dominique Conseil
Sustainability and Raw Materials Sourcing by John Elkington
Ethical Sourcing Forum Interview with AMD's Tim Mohin
Responsibly-sourced Means Conflict-Free by Catherine Sproule
Solutions to Capitalism's Failures by Oliver Niedermaier (2013)