The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has increased scrutiny on cotton products coming from China due to concerns around forced labor in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China (XUAR). On December 2, 2020, the CBP issued a detention order on cotton products made by Xinjiang Production and Construction…
Understanding the legal requirements and taking action to ensure compliance is essential. However, regulatory compliance is only one of piece of the due diligence puzzle. The other, and perhaps more critical, piece is “consumer compliance,” or the need for businesses to meet consumer expectations regarding product sustainability and integrity.
Apparel and textile companies recognize consumers’ concerns around chemicals in their clothing and are taking steps to reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals altogether.
Despite a tumultuous and challenging year, sustainable and responsible sourcing has remained a long-term priority for businesses. Supplier collaboration, supply chain digitization, and a clear understanding of “responsible sourcing” are all important to ensure ethical business operations. Here are our top 10 blog posts of 2020.
While many advances have been made in terms of supply chain traceability, there is still more to be done. As the industry continues to evolve to a point where traceability is easily achieved—for all products, across all tiers, down to the farm—businesses can, in the meantime, work within the current context. We look at how businesses can approach their traceability journey in a way that balances today’s realities with tomorrow’s bold food safety goals.
Consumer interest in sustainable and ethical products has expanded beyond the food & beverage and fashion industries. Today, more and more shoppers are taking a closer look at the origins behind all the products in their households, including wood and paper-based products. These goods form a considerable part of our daily lives and can found all over our homes, from the furniture we buy to the packaging of many household products. Consumers looking to deepen their commitment to sustainability are seeking wood and paper-based goods that comply with their values.