Shopping Canadian can help you avoid supply chain shifts and also support local business.
The notion that free trade equals exporting jobs is an easy sell with many American voters. The reality -- that jobs rely on complex supply chain relationships to keep North America competitive in the face of global competition -- is definitely not as catchy.
Unexpected partnerships with suppliers have sprouted up. All of a sudden aerospace companies are working with teams to fine tune aerodynamics. Defence companies are providing cutting-edge materials for athletes to wear. Information technology companies are mining and analyzing data.
Abject poverty and a sick father has forced Bithi's family to send their two oldest daughters to the garment factories to sew designer clothes that will be sold in shops in Canada, the United States and other high-income countries. Every day, Bithi helps create a minimum of 480 pair of pants, earning the equivalent of about $1.20.
Transparency is one of those words that is constantly thrown around in the business world. Many companies make claims of an increased commitment to transparency, but approach these promises under the simplest definition: openness and honesty in business practice.
Companies in a variety of sectors are not letting potential challenges hinder their efforts to achieve a deforestation-free supply chain, however. Rather than allowing potential roadblocks to hamper sustainability efforts, corporations are harnessing technological innovations to achieve environmental and business objectives.
While auditing your global supply chain may at first glance appear to be a costly, time consuming and seemingly insurmountable process, an existing infrastructure of widely available tools and resources affords companies the opportunity to do this audit efficiently and effectively.
As environmentally conscious consumers increasingly demand more sustainable packaging, we are seeing significant innovation in food industry packaging. With that, we see five emerging trends that we expect to continue and grow in coming years.
One year ago Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) announced its Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), immediately halting all natural forest clearance across its entire supply chain. Specifically, we outlined four key priorities for 2014 to engage our broader industry and other sectors to help accelerate the realization of zero deforestation.
As retailers expand their online sales capabilities in response to consumer demand, there are five key ways they can educate their customers in understanding the reduced environmental impact from shopping online.