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Unethically Mined Cobalt Haunts Companies’ Supply Chains

Unethically Mined Cobalt Haunts Companies’ Supply Chains

Cobalt, a chemical element crucial for making lithium-ion batteries, continues to be mined using child labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With the DRC producing two-thirds of the world’s cobalt and demand expected to increase, companies are struggling to clean up their supply chains, CNN reported. “Dealers at markets … Read more »

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company Maximizes Material Transparency: Q&A with Brad Nemeth

ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company Maximizes Material Transparency: Q&A with Brad Nemeth

Brad Nemeth, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Company’s VP of sustainability for the Americas, discusses the challenges and advantages to pursuing material transparency.

Supply Chain Transparency Map Reduces Time, Expense for Big Brands

Supply Chain Transparency Map Reduces Time, Expense for Big Brands

Six apparel sector brands have joined a new real-time supply chain transparency tool launched this month by the Natural Resources Defense Council in the United States and the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) in China. Target, Esprit, New Balance, PUMA, Gap Inc., and Inditex are now publicly linked … Read more »

Apple, Dell, HP ‘Better at Supply Chain Disclosure’

Apple, Dell, HP ‘Better at Supply Chain Disclosure’

Apple, Dell and HP do a better job disclosing environmental issues in their supply chains than companies headquartered in Asia including Canon, Panasonic and Samsung, according to a report from Verdantix. The report reviewed 12 consumer electronics companies with aggregate revenues of $977 billion. The companies — Apple, Canon, Dell, … Read more »

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