13 May '11, 2pm

The Quest for Clean Supply Chains

The Quest for Clean Supply Chains

The points of vulnerability can exist throughout a supply chain, especially among global companies that mass market goods with materials and manufacturers all over the world. Representatives for Disney , Hewlett Packard , the Responsible Sourcing Network and Pact Inc. took up the thorny topic of minimizing risks in global sourcing at the Ceres Conference in Oakland this week. "These days supply chains are extremely complicated," said Assheton Stewart Carter, senior vice president of global engagement and strategy at Pact Inc., who moderated the panel, "Chain Reaction: Minimizing Global Sourcing Risks." The supply chain is international and "if even you can tell where something is coming from, finding out whether it was obtained ethically and responsibly also is extremely difficult," Carter said. "In the past five years, the risk has been shifting up and down the value chai...

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