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Supply chain sustainability: Lessons from the past, ideas for the future: What progress have we made toward impr...

Supply chain sustainability: Lessons from the past, ideas for the future: What progress have we made toward impr...

The number of standards also has multiplied, reflecting a broader set of topics and participants. In the early 2000s, priorities were wages, working hours, and health and safety. Today, issues also include environmental performance and anti-corruption. Product certifications and labels have also exploded. An entire index exists just to catalogue the number of new eco-labels launched every year. But what progress have we made toward improving the lives of workers in supply chains and protecting the ecosystems that support industry and commerce as well as human survival on this planet? Although supply chain sustainability management practices have evolved significantly, we have an opportunity to re-examine traditional approaches and achieve measurable, dramatic improvements. Here, I suggest four lessons we can take from supply chain sustainability efforts to date, and four i...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/07/13/supply-chain-sust...

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