February 25. 09:45
G7 to prioritize sustainable supply chain
2015 begins Germany's G7 leadership with a full agenda.EcoVadis's insight:In the top 3 priorties are "Supply Chain Standards" - the focus is intensifying for Procurement orgs...
February 16. 05:15
Apple 'terminated relationships' with 18 suppliers due to sustainability code violations
there was 85 per cent compliance with its prevention of involuntary labour policy, 95 per cent compliance with prevention of underage labour and 92 per cent compliance with its working hours policyEcoVadis's insight:Would love also to see "XX suppliers were rewarded for great performance". We need t [...]
February 16. 11:50
Wal-Mart: Abuses outlined by L.A. Times 'have no place in our supply chain'
Wal-Mart issued the following statement describing its plans to help improve living conditions for Mexican farmworkers. The giant retailer said it was acting in response to a Los Angeles Times series, "Product of Mexico," published in December:EcoVadis's insight:Wal-Mart did 10,000 audits in 20 [...]
February 16. 11:36
Four Ways to Secure Sustainable Sourcing Networks | 3BL Media
EcoVadis's insight:Great summary - key issue: How to identify those 'engaged' suppliers to work most closely?
February 13. 09:37
McDonald’s and the Challenges of a Modern Supply Chain (HBR article)
Transparency is a long game; reputational problems don’t mend fastEcoVadis's insight:Despite "paradoxical consequences", transparency is not optional
January 22. 10:26
Assessing and managing risk: interview with IBM's Louis R. Ferretti – DC Velocity
Five years ago, IBM went in search of a tool to help it better assess the vulnerabilities of its vast global pool of suppliers. When the company couldn't find what it needed, Lou Ferretti and his team built their own.EcoVadis's insight:Impressive, IBM build their own supplier risk tool- bravo! Now, [...]