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.
Curated by mokiethecat
Transparency in the Supply Chain by Nate Herman
Nate Herman, Vice President of International Trade, American Apparel and Footwear Association caught up with 3BL Media at the Ethical Sourcing Forum hosted by Intertek on March 7th and 8th, 2013. He talks aout the Association and his job as a registered lobbyist including social responsibility issues.
Published on Mar 25, 2013
EarthSayer Nate Herman
Sustainability and Raw Materials Sourcing by John Elkington
A Culture of Sustainability: Aveda by Dominique Conseil
12 Food and Beverage Brands That Have Publicly Committed to Sustainability Goals
The Impact Sourcing Challenge for Inclusivity
Sweatshop Watchdog by Avedis Seferian of WRAP
The Responsible Supply Chain and The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summits 2017
Industry Tools Addressing Conflict Free Minerals by John Gabriel
Being Competitive in Global Markets by Mathieu Lamolle
Network of Partners Drives Change by Patagonia's Rick Ridgeway
Human Rights and Supply Chain by Patricia Jurewicz
Solutions to Capitalism's Failures by Oliver Niedermaier (2013)
Ethical Sourcing Forum Interview with AMD's Tim Mohin
Responsibly-sourced Means Conflict-Free by Catherine Sproule