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Global Battery Alliance Pledges to End Child Labour

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  • The Global Battery Alliance (GBA) has submitted a 2021 Action Pledge to End Child Labour in the Battery Supply Chain as part of the Alliance 8.7’s campaign to encourage significant and meaningful actions in the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
  • Child labour in the battery supply chain is an escalating issue as the demand for batteries grows rapidly to contribute to the goals for a low carbon transition.
  • The GBA will focus on four areas of action related to its pledge in 2021:
    • Development of a digital Battery Passport to track and authenticate the absence of child labour in the sourcing of cobalt and sustainability criteria of the battery;
    • Contributing to the sustainable development of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and surrounding communities through the Cobalt Action Partnership;
    • Raising millions of dollars for The Fund for the Prevention of Child Labour in Mining Communities – A Global Battery Alliance Collaboration; and
    • Convening policymakers to accelerate adoption of best practices to formalise lead-acid battery recycling.
Press Release
  • The Global Battery Alliance (GBA) has submitted a 2021 Action Pledge to End Child Labour in the Battery Supply Chain as part of the Alliance 8.7’s campaign to encourage significant and meaningful actions in the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
  • Child labour in the battery supply chain is an escalating issue as the demand for batteries grows rapidly to contribute to the goals for a low carbon transition.
  • The GBA will focus on four areas of action related to its pledge in 2021:
    • Development of a digital Battery Passport to track and authenticate the absence of child labour in the sourcing of cobalt and sustainability criteria of the battery;
    • Contributing to the sustainable development of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and surrounding communities through the Cobalt Action Partnership;
    • Raising millions of dollars for The Fund for the Prevention of Child Labour in Mining Communities – A Global Battery Alliance Collaboration; and
    • Convening policymakers to accelerate adoption of best practices to formalise lead-acid battery recycling.

Responsible Minerals Initiative Releases ESG Standard for Mineral Supply Chains

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) of the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the release of its Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Standard to further improve conditions for workers, address environmental and community impacts, and manage governance risks in all mineral supply chains.

Responsible Business Alliance Announces Process Chemicals Policy to Protect Workers in Manufacturing Supply Chains

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ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced a new policy and approach to protect workers from exposure to hazardous process chemicals during manufacturing, which includes the establishment of an Industry Focus Process Chemicals List (IFPCL).

Process chemicals include those used during the manufacturing of a product or maintenance of related equipment. Examples of process chemicals include cleaning agents, solvents, lubricants, refrigerants, hydraulic fluids, adhesives, inks and coatings.

Ethics and Compliance on the Factory Floor

Q&A with German Reyes, Senior Manager of Social Compliance at Gildan
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Employee safety, workplace equity, and the protection of human rights – each are key components to determining a company’s commitment to ethical and responsible practices. But how exactly are businesses making sure that their supply chains are living up to these standards?

ScottsMiracle-Gro 2021 Corporate Responsibility Report: Operations and Supply Chain

We incorporate sustainability principles into all aspects of our operations to GroMoreGood by striving for efficiency, using fewer resources and creating products that our consumers can trust.
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We operate a world-class supply chain, from the purchasing of raw materials through manufacturing and distribution of finished goods. We are committed to doing the right thing, operating our company in alignment with our values and positively impacting the communities where we operate. 

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We operate a world-class supply chain, from the purchasing of raw materials through manufacturing and distribution of finished goods. We are committed to doing the right thing, operating our company in alignment with our values and positively impacting the communities where we operate. 

Inside Gildan's San Antonio Sewing Factory for Fashion Revolution Week

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For the fifth year in a row, Gildan is participating in the #WhoMadeMyClothes campaign for Fashion Revolution Week. This year, Gildan is introducing curious customers to one of its Production Supervisors in Honduras, Milenny Sosa, alongside some of her staff with behind-the-scenes footage to show what it’s like to work on the factory floor of its San Antonio sewing facility.

Creating a Citizenship 'Ripple Effect' in Procter & Gamble's Supply Chain

Global Supplier Citizenship Summit Focuses on Equality & Inclusion, Community Impact and Environmental Sustainability
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Responsible Business Alliance Announces Compass Award Winners

Applied Materials, AMD, and Flex Win for CSR Leadership, Innovation and Implementation
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) today announced the winners of its 2020 Compass Awards for corporate social responsibility excellence across three categories: Leadership, Innovation and Implementation.

Top 10 CSR Trends in China for 2021

By Dr. Guo Peiyuan Co-Founder and General Manager, SynTao
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Every year since 2013, SynTao, CECP’s Global Exchange Mainland China and Hong Kong country partner has forecast the top 10 corporate social responsibility (CSR) trends in the country, providing a professional guideline for companies to undertake social responsibility and helping companies shape and update CSR strategies and activities.

Here are the 2021 Top 10 CSR Trends in China:

Trend 1: A better business blueprint in the 14th Five-Year Plan

Rubber Industry Platform Aims to Halt Deforestation, Protect Human Rights

Words by Nithin Coca
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Palm oil, cocoa, soy, bananas … and rubber? Despite a lower profile, natural rubber is a widely traded tropical global commodity. Approximately 13.8 million tons of natural rubber was produced in 2019, with Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand being the top producers.

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