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  1. How to Choose the Right Supplier for Your Business | 5 Steps

     

    How to Choose the Right Supplier for Your Business | 5 Steps

     

    The selection of suppliers is an ongoing process. After all, any partner can raise prices, change the assortment, reduce quality or go bankrupt, and you have to look for a new one. Below there are tips on where and how to find the most suitable ones and to avoid fraud.

     

    How to make a product

     

    Finding a manufacturer for your products can seem like a daunting task at first. To identify the top manufacturers and suppliers for your company, we suggest these

    How to Choose the Right Supplier for Your Business | 5 Steps

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  2. Merry Christmas from Sourcing.eco team

    Merry Christmas from Sourcing.eco team

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  3. Supplier Sustainability Assessment | 5 factors | Solutions and sample survey

     

    Supplier Sustainability Assessment | 5 factors | Solutions and sample survey

     

    Today, consumers, societies, and governments around the world are taking an unprecedented interest in companies that respect the environment and care for the health and safety of people. Environmental protection has become a global social phenomenon in the modern world. It has become a buzz-topic in global events and social media. The current generation, influenced by green ideas, has every chance to improve the state of the environment in the next 50 years, consciously choosing environmentally friendly goods and services; companies are also paying attention to this issue. We undoubtedly need to raise our environmental awareness to protect the planet.

    The procurement process is a key step in the supply chain of any company. The term “green procurement” mea

    Supplier Sustainability Assessment | 5 factors | Solutions and sample survey

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  4. Plastic, paper or cotton bags: which is more sustainable? 

     

    Plastic, paper or cotton bags: which is more sustainable? 

     

    Plastic pollution of the planet gradually impacts the consciousness of people. Those who want to do something for our common home and zero-waste activists are no longer considered eccentrics. It has become good practice for Gen Z, millennials, and older people to donate batteries to designated collection points, sort the trash, and not use disposable bags. 

    One easy way to make the planet healthy is to reuse shopping bags. Such string bags have already earned their popularity among fighters for the clean world: they are not expensive, almost weightless, and can even fit into a miniature bag.  

    Plastic, paper or cotton bags: which is more sustainable? 

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  5. China aims to reduce plastic pollution by 2025

     

    China aims to reduce plastic pollution by 2025

     

    On September 13, the State Committee for Development and Reforms, together with the Ministry of Ecological Environment of the PRC, unveiled a plan to combat plastic pollution for the 14th five-year plan (2021-2025).

    The Action Plan, jointly issued by the National Development and Reform Commission and the PRC Ministry of Ecology and Environment, details measure to reduce the production and use of plastics, develop alternatives to plastics, and significantly reduce the amount of plastic waste in landfills and its leakage into the environment over the 14 Five-Year Plan.

    According to the plan, by 2025, key sectors such as retail, e-commerce, and express delivery should drastically reduce the unjustified use of single-use plastics.

    The country will encourage the use of alternatives

    China aims to reduce plastic pollution by 2025

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  6. The Supply Chain Corporate Due Diligence Act

     

    The Supply Chain Corporate Due Diligence Act

     

    What is the new law? 

     

    There is a growing trend around the world to enact due diligence legislation. In 2017, France became the first country to adopt a national law based on UN guidelines. In 2019, the Netherlands approved a child labor law, and the UK has a Modern Slavery Act. In the United States and Switzerland, legislation has been approved, and Hong Kong and Canada are preparing legislation. IndustriALL Global Union's IndustriAll Europe is calling for a due diligence law at the EU level.

    Germany's two ministries - the Ministry of Development and the Ministry of Labor - have joined forces to enact a federal law by 2021 prohibiting child labor, non-compliance with labor laws, and violations of environmental

    The Supply Chain Corporate Due Diligence Act

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  7. Sustainable packaging|Features|7 principles to follow

     

    Sustainable packaging|Features|7 principles to follow

     

    What is sustainable packaging?

     

    Eco-friendly packaging is one that minimally affects the environment during its life cycle. Impact can be assessed in several dimensions:

    • How many resources were spent and how dirty the production is?
    • Are recyclable and renewable raw materials used?
    • Can the packaging be reused?
    • Safety for humans. For example, when heated, the packaging should not be distinguished by harmful substances.
    • Functionality. Packaging should preserve the appearance and quality of the product, as well as improve its storage conditions.
    • Is it possible to quickly manufacture and how much will it cost?

    Sustainable packaging|Features|7 principles to follow

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