As we move into the second half of 2016, it is important to reflect on the events that we have seen so far in 2016 for supply chain transparency. We saw the global modern day slavery movement enhanced by many regions of the world passing legislation. There have also been new approaches developed by NGO's to tackle slavery in supply chains. The same can be said for conflict minerals. More companies started to take an active approach to identifying the origin of 3TG.
Future homeowners will remain at risk from weather extremes if NAHB continues to block proposals at the 2016 Fall ICC code hearings.
Bloomberg writer Christopher Flavelle, in his behind-the-scenes look at the machinations of updating America’s building codes, found out why only 6 percent of the proposals to strengthen building codes made it through the April committee ICC code hearings intact: The NAHB “enjoys far more influence” on the committees that recommend changes to the 2015 ICC codes. While the ICC members all get a vote on the code changes, they tend to follow committee recommendations.
In 2015, Alliance Data lowered our scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions by 53% from the previous year. We generated 1 million kilowatts of solar power at LoyaltyOne’s Mississauga, Ontario, customer care center. We got a score of 69 from the Carbon Disclosure Project, as compared to the CDP supply chain average of 60. To learn more about our environmental efforts, check out our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report.
July 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - On May 31, 2016, over 1200 companies filed conflict mineral reports (CMRs) in accordance with Dodd Frank Act Section 1502 (Conflict Minerals Rule.) Source Intelligence analysts mined and aggregated data points from the filings to provide key benchmarks and insights for companies to utilize in the next reporting cycle.
The Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA) estimates that in 2016, more than 45 million slaves are working in 167 countries. This estimate exceeds the International Labor Organization's estimate of 21 million people. The point is, modern day slavery is clearly an issue that is not going away.