Much has changed since the Rana Plaza disaster but a compensation scheme still to be brought in.
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Five years on from the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, improvements have been made. But workers compensation is still to happen.
Know your onions.
It seems like a simple case of too much sun or snow wrecking crops. But is it?
Could issues like price manipulation and over-regulation be having an impact on the medicine supply chain?
Normal IT security practices might not protect you from malicious attacks that enter your system through everyday devices, such as USB keys.
Malicious code or deliberate design faults can be inserted into everyday business products before they even leave the original manufacturer. Here's how you can protect yourself.
Electric cars are taking over – but they really as green as they look?
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Electric cars might be a quick fix to clean up transport, but the problems with cars go beyond just emissions.
A call to better track manufacturing, shipping and distribution.
Flaws in manufacturing processes can cause chip flaws like Spectre and Meltdown – and blockchain technology may offer a solution.
Approximately 80 percent of all pharmaceuticals used by Americans are produced overseas.
Thanks to Hurricane Maria, some US hospitals are experiencing a saline shortage. In times of emergency, medical supply chains break down too easily.
A farmer harvests cotton in Maharashtra, India.
Adding 20 cents to the price of a T-shirt in Australia would be enough to lift all Indian workers in the garment supply chain out of poverty.
Phone manufacturers, like the Dutch company Fairphone, require suppliers of raw materials used in their phones to improve employment conditions for their workers.
Businesses can use their purchasing power to change the actions of their suppliers and help to eradicate slavery - both in Australia and across the world.
Eggs containing toxic levels of pesticide, being destroyed at a poultry farm.
Even a fraction of a penny per egg over hundreds of thousands of eggs can mean being able to survive as a business, so the temptation to cut corners is huge.
Lamia Begum cries holding on to a barbwire fence in front of Rana Plaza building. The collapse killed 1,131 workers and nearly 2,500 were rescued.
The Rana Plaza anniversary is a reminder of the transparency lacking in the garment supply chain for the clothes we wear.
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Online retail customers demand support from every party involved in the product supply chain, but few are keeping up.
A vigil to mark anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse.
When Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, was speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January this year, she called on business leaders and industry captains to change the dialogue from “what…
Chain of responsibility laws mean all parties involved in the supply chain can be held responsible for infringements such as speed, fatigue, and heavy or unrestrained loads.
Meeting corporate obligations along the supply chain is not just good practice - when it comes to workers’ safety, it’s the law. This came sharply into focus last week as raids and prosecutions of transport…
A new grocery code of conduct provides new rules for a sector subject to price wars, but will not solve all market problems.
Coles, Woolworths and the Food and Grocery Council have released a draft industry code of conduct to help govern their relationships with suppliers. The code will be “voluntary” under section 51AE of the…
Civilians rescue an injured worker after the eight-storey Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on April 24.
The recent decision by two Australian retailers to sign an accord protecting suppliers in Bangladesh has highlighted discrepancies in company disclosure of sustainability issues and the need for clearer…
Long supply chains are common in the food industry, which is mostly concerned with cutting costs and “just on time” management.
Back in September 2012, an Irish food safety inspector noticed some discrepancies in the labelling and packaging of some frozen meat brought in by a small import-export company. By January 2013, the scandal…