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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The Responsible Supply Chain and The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summits 2017
|January 15, 2018
The Responsible Supply Chain Summit is Europe's leading meeting place for supply chain and sustainability teams to discuss future responsible supply chain strategies. For more information click here - www.ethicalcorp.com/supplychain The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summit hosts 200+ reporting executives to discuss how to portray sustainability activities and strategies through the reporting process. Click here for more information.
Industry Tools Addressing Conflict Free Minerals by John Gabriel
Sustainability and Raw Materials Sourcing by John Elkington
Solutions to Capitalism's Failures by Oliver Niedermaier (2013)
Being Competitive in Global Markets by Mathieu Lamolle
A Culture of Sustainability: Aveda by Dominique Conseil
Ethical Sourcing Forum Interview with AMD's Tim Mohin
The Impact Sourcing Challenge for Inclusivity
Responsibly-sourced Means Conflict-Free by Catherine Sproule
Network of Partners Drives Change by Patagonia's Rick Ridgeway