Supply chain

Furthering SDGs 8 and 17, this report explores partnerships and progress towards the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the business community in Latin America and the Caribbean. It includes key findings from a report by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as data from participants of the UN Global Compact.
This Elsevier Atlas Award winning article recognises the role of company-led sustainability standards in supporting SDG 12 (responsible consumption and production). Company-led standards can increase environmental best management practices throughout the food production supply chain.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, 2018, ISSN 2214-9937, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susmat.2018.02.001.

Relating to Goal 9 and Goal 12, this paper aims to contribute to the understanding of metal demand development over time by illustrating the impacts of different aspects of technological change.
Stop corruption
Substantially reducing corruption and bribery in all forms is a target of goal 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions). This blog reviews the rise of anti-foreign bribery legislation in the 20 years since the OECD's Anti-Bribery Convention was signed by 43 states and countries.
Anti Slavery Day
Modern slavery risks have risen across the world over the last year, including in 20 of the 28 member states of the EU. On Anti-Slavery Day, this blog looks at the increased risks and numbers of victims of forced labour in supply chains, and how to mitigate these risks contributing to goal 8 (decent work and economic growth).
The global electronics industry is one of the largest industrial sectors in the global economy, generating more revenue than any other goods-producing sector. This report examines the supply chain risks of forced labour across the industry, and manufacturing and mining in two key countries: Malaysia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It includes an analysis of top electronics brands. This report highlights the challenges in advancing target SDG 8.7 to take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking.
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The Blueprint for Business Leadership on the SDGs aims to inspire all business to take leading action in support of the achievement of all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Each chapter focusses on a separate goal and illustrates how leadership qualities can be applied to create impact at scale.

Businesses with a year-end of 31 March 2016 were the first ones required to publish their modern slavery and human trafficking statements to comply with the UK Modern Slavery Act. One year later, several reports have measured and scrutinised the quality of businesses' modern slavery statements. SDG target 8.7 is to take immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour, including recruitment and use of child soldiers, and by 2025 end child labour in all its forms.
Elsevier,

Sustainable Materials and Technologies, Volume 12, July 2017, Pages 1-8

Advancing goals 9 and 12, this paper describes a guideline for material scientists to implement resource strategy considerations in basic research of the development of functional materials. Such considerations will, in turn, help to identify promising sustainable materials, improving the resource efficiency to an enhanced sustainable circular economy.
LexisNexis Legal & Professional,

LexisNexis UK, LexisPSL, Risk and Compliance, 8 June 2017

In the UK, the Modern Slavery Act 2015 sets out the requirement for some organisations to produce and publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement, putting efforts to tackle slavery and human trafficking on the corporate agenda. This overview from LexisPSL provides guidance on the Modern Slavery Act’s obligation to produce a statement. The role of corporates is key to SDG 8.7 and the taking of immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking.

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