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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Responsibly-sourced Means Conflict-Free by Catherine Sproule
|April 05, 2012
Catherine Sproule, Chief Operating Officer at Responsible Jewellery Council talks about how consumer's interest in knowing the source of the products they buy helped spur on the RJC launch in 2012 of its Chain-of-Custody (CoC) Standard applicable to gold and platinum group metals (platinum, palladium and rhodium).
The CoC Standard aims to support the identification of responsibly-sourced jewellery materials produced, processed and traded through the jewellery supply chain. RJC defines responsibly-sourced as conflict-free as a minimum.
Sproule is interviewed by Andrew Savini of Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world, on March 29th and 30th, 2012 in New York City at the Ethical Sourcing Forum.
EarthSayer Catherine Sproule
Transparency in the Supply Chain by Nate Herman
Industry Tools Addressing Conflict Free Minerals by John Gabriel
Solutions to Capitalism's Failures by Oliver Niedermaier (2013)
Human Rights and Supply Chain by Patricia Jurewicz
Ethical Sourcing Forum Interview with AMD's Tim Mohin
12 Food and Beverage Brands That Have Publicly Committed to Sustainability Goals
The Responsible Supply Chain and The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summits 2017
The Impact Sourcing Challenge for Inclusivity
Network of Partners Drives Change by Patagonia's Rick Ridgeway
A Culture of Sustainability: Aveda by Dominique Conseil
Being Competitive in Global Markets by Mathieu Lamolle
Sustainability and Raw Materials Sourcing by John Elkington
Sweatshop Watchdog by Avedis Seferian of WRAP