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  • Budweiser lorry © Alamy CSR update - July 2014Brewer's drive to reduce CO2; Nestlé targets all tier-one suppliers; Mars commits to palm oil policy; Increased focus on sustainability; Great expectations for motor suppliers; Responsibility to local suppliers.
  • Tommy Weir speaking at the CIPS Middle East Conference 2014 © Rafael Bastos Round-up - July 2014Cup winner: how to build trust over a coffee; Apple proves it still has bite; Power balance tips towards suppliers; GM drops down SRM rankings; The importance of change projects; Long-term strategies are overrated; Influence is key issue for procurement.
Editor's choice
Supply Business editor Rebecca Ellinor selects a recent article highlighting key considerations for global procurement and supply chain professionals.
  • China increases rare earth exportsThe full quota for export of rare earth materials has increased by 2.7 per cent. China is responsible for 90 per cent of global rare earth supply.

Sustainability articles

  • Tommy Weir speaking at the CIPS Middle East Conference 2014 © Rafael Bastos Round-up - July 2014Cup winner: how to build trust over a coffee; Apple proves it still has bite; Power balance tips towards suppliers; GM drops down SRM rankings; The importance of change projects; Long-term strategies are overrated; Influence is key issue for procurement.
  • Budweiser lorry © Alamy CSR update - July 2014Brewer's drive to reduce CO2; Nestlé targets all tier-one suppliers; Mars commits to palm oil policy; Increased focus on sustainability; Great expectations for motor suppliers; Responsibility to local suppliers.
  • McDonald's sign © Shutterstock CSR update - March 2014McDonalds beefs up suppliers; Burberry pledges to axe chemicals; Hershey's acts on palm oil; Charter after Qatar 2022 row; Uncertainty over US mineral rules; Cautious response to climate change.
  • Woman walking passed food rubbish © Alamy Waste not, want notAs a UN report shows a shocking amount of the world's food goes to waste, the procurement and supply chain profession is well placed to address the situation.
  • "Sustainable logistics and supply chain management" book cover Sustainable logistics and supply chain managementDavid B Grant, Alexander Trautrims, Chee Yew Wong | 
Kogan Page | £44.99 / $65
  • LEGO shop © Shutterstock Round-up - January 2014LEGO to build sustainability; GM appoints Barra as new CEO; Procurement lacks board support; Category management is a top priority for buyers; Cyber risks ignored by most; Africa is next on offshoring list.
  • Python skin / snakeskin © Shutterstock CSR update - January 2014Snake charming; Tool for green tips; Nestlé recruitment drive for young; Construction firms unite for sustainable sourcing.
  • Fracking machine © Shutterstock Bright ideasAn increasingly complex and expensive energy market means procurement will be a leading light in discussions to determine long-term strategy.
  • Wedding rings © iStock CSR update - September 2013Mobile firms act after tin warning; UN targets sustainability; Tiffany diamond boost for Africa; Regional suppliers aid local economy; SC Johnson grows Rwandan links.
  • Palm oil seeds © Shutterstock Six steps to source sustainable palm oilThe growth of the use of palm oil has created sustainability challenges in the supply chain.
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