One of the biggest trends today is the use of “alternative” goods in lieu of everyday, commonly used ingredients and materials. More and more consumers are looking to buy beef that isn’t made of meat, flour that isn’t made of wheat, and dairy that doesn’t come from cows.
Corporate social responsibility, or CSR, is now a basic tenet of any good business strategy. Due to a shift in consumer expectations over the past decade, companies are finding ways to ensure their operations are more “socially responsible.” CSR is a broad term that can take many forms. Most CSR initiatives fall under one of three categories.
2020 marks the start not just of a new year, but a new decade. The news and trends that marked the 2010s will surely inform the way businesses manage supply chains in 2020 and beyond. In the 2010s, we saw an increased demand among consumers for transparency and ethically-made products….
The holidays are a busy time of year, but it is becoming easier to discover what brands and retailers are doing to ensure better supply chains. By investing a bit of time, consumers can support these businesses and help pave the way towards a more ethical and sustainable future.
In today’s market, every business needs greater transparency to meet consumer and industry demands. But supply chain transparency is an ambitious endeavor that is not “one size fits all.” The way a company approaches achieving greater visibility can differ depending on resources, corporate priorities, supply chain size, desired outcomes, and more.
The world of supply chains has transformed. This has meant the rise of buzzwords to describe new technologies, goals, and innovations as the industry shifts to accommodate this new world. But these buzzwords can be vague, overused, and even misused, leading to greater confusion about what they mean.
October 18th is Anti-Modern Slavery Day. This annual reminder gives businesses the opportunity to reflect on how their supply chains may be impacted by modern slavery and what steps they can take to eliminate it.
Given their use in everyday items such as mobile phones and jewelry, as well as in tools used to manufacture other products, conflict minerals are more widespread than you may think. Businesses must take steps to ensure the minerals found in their products are sourced responsibly.
Transparency in the supply chain is a hot, cross-industry topic that especially affects the automobile industry. In this context, the transition to e-mobility poses technological and infrastructural challenges to the Volkswagen Group: in order to ensure sustainable mobility, the responsible procurement of raw materials, especially of cobalt, lithium, nickel, lead and rare earths, has the highest priority.