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Untangling the Supply Chain

How Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Engages with Suppliers

Although industries like to imagine their supply chains as neat and orderly organization charts, the reality is that more often they are tangled, fluid, and full of potential for the unexpected.  Many companies have been impacted by a negative event, only to discover that it occurred at a sub-tier company that they were not even aware was part of their supply chain.

In Pursuit of Transparency: The Case for Leveraging Supply Chain Management Platforms


After interviewing 70 leading companies, the UN Global Compact and EY found that companies are overcoming supply chain transparency challenges by leveraging supply chain platforms.

Asbestos May Become One of Ten Chemicals Reviewed Under the New TSCA This Year


Since the reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed by the Senate and signed into law two months ago, the EPA has received mounting pressure to deliver on promised regulatory improvements and demonstrate their commitment to the spirit of the new law.

Source Intelligence Applauds Companies Named to Fortune Magazine’s “Change the World” list

Press Release

CARLSBAD, Calif., August 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Source Intelligence salutes its customers who were selected to this year’s prestigious “Change the World” list developed by Fortune magazine to identify 50 companies across the globe that are taking on major environmental, social and ethical issues.

6 Key Findings on the State of Global Supply Chains


UN Global Compact and Ernst & Young (EY) interviewed 70 companies across different regions and industries in order to uncover the current state of global supply chains. In the recently-released report “The State of Sustainable Supply Chains: Building Responsible and Resilient Supply Chains,” Global Compact and EY presented 6 key findings on how companies are pursuing supply chain sustainability:

Movement Toward Sustainable Cotton Spearheaded by Global Brands and NGOs


German retailer Otto launched a campaign highlighting cotton sustainability last month. The campaign focuses on sustainable cotton production in Africa, emphasizing Otto’s 10-year working relationship with Cotton Made in Africa.

Danger of the Unknown: Asian Supply Chains at High Risk for Corruption and Slavery


As the world economy expands and companies experience globalization, supply chains have become increasingly complex. For example, the Adidas Group, one of few companies that fully disclose their supply chain information, works with over 1,000 independent factories in over 61 countries.

Europe Assesses Chemicals Legislation; REACH Moves Away from Animal Testing


The European Commission is currently implementing a fitness check as part of its broader goal for better regulation – “designing policies and laws so that they achieve their objectives in the most efficient and effective way possible.” Better regulation ensures that EU

Sustainable Raw Materials: Is Rubber Finally Catching Up?


As rubber demand and production continue to increase, large consumers, producers, and the international community have become increasingly aware of the negative environmental and social impacts of rubber production.


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