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  1. Why Choosing a Reliable Supplier for Your Business is Essential for Sustainability

     

    Why Choosing a Reliable Supplier for Your Business is Essential for Sustainability

     

    In light of what climate experts announce is a “code red” for humanity, many sectors are taking the initiative to do what they can for sustainability. Surveys looking at small and medium-sized businesses by Environmental Journal reveal that up to 64% want to improve their own environmental sustainability. That said, only 24% have actually taken steps towards becoming more eco-friendly. While many business owners share that their shift towards sustainability centers on internal practices, it’s equally important to exten

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  2. Factory Audit | Why is it needed | Criteria and 5 Key Types

     

    Factory Audit | Why is it needed | Criteria and 5 Key Types

     

    What is a factory audit?

     

    If you want to make sure that your suppliers are reliable and competent before integrating them into your supply chain, then factory audits are one of the best ways to get a complete picture of suppliers' sourcing and operations policies and ensure they are in line with your company's brand image.

     

    It allows an independent third-party auditor to objectively assess key goals for safety, security, ethical operations, compliance with government regulations, upholding your company's standards, and avoid costly supply chain disruptions.

     

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  3. Counterparty check | 6 things to pay attention to | Key risks

     

    Counterparty check | 6 things to pay attention to | Key risks

     

    Before placing order with a new factory, undoubtedly it is worth checking the counterparty to avoid misunderstandings and further surprises.

     

    Ways to check counterparties

     

    It is critical to have a robust supplier evaluation plan for internal and external accountability and continuing the relationships and business. Measuring and evaluating supplier performance is paramount to reducing costs, and improving process efficiency and business performance. It helps preventing product issues and defects after payment and improves the supply chain management in general.

     

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  4. Sustainable wood | 6 best types | Types to avoid

     

    Sustainable wood | 6 best types | Types to avoid

     

    Wood species and their differences

     

    Wood is one of the most widely used building materials in the world and, with responsible forest management, the only renewable building material that humanity has.

    At the moment, there are a large number of types of wood from which furniture is made. All of them differ in their density, rigidity, texture, and other characteristics. Each material has a different density, on which wear resistance, durability and strength depend. Wood is divided into four types of density: soft, medium, hard, and extra hard. It is wood of medium density that combines optimal characteristics for creating furniture

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  5. The importance of sustainably sourced wood | 5 key aspects

     

    The importance of sustainably sourced wood | 5 key aspects

     

    Consumer interest in sustainable and ethical products extends beyond the food, beverage, and fashion industries. Today, more and more buyers are looking at the origin of all products in their homes, including wood and paper products. According to monitoring data, the total forest area of ​​the world exceeds 3.4 billion hectares or 27% of the earth's land area.

    Wood and paper products make up a large part of our daily lives and can be found everywhere in our homes, from the furniture we buy to the packaging of many household products. According to Sourcing.eco interviews, consumers are looking to strengthen their commitment to sustainability are looking for wood and paper products that mat

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  6. The Impact of Environmental Innovations on Financial Performance: Examining the Influential Factors

     

    The Impact of Environmental Innovations on Financial Performance: Examining the Influential Factors

     

    Anastasia Semenova, Konstantin Semenov. Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg, 194100, Russia. Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University, St.Petersburg, 195251, RussiaAuthors' contact: 

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  7. 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 5 steps.

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  8. Merry Christmas from Sourcing.eco team

     

    Merry Christmas from Sourcing.eco team

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  9. 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” means tha

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  10. 3Rs - Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

     

    3Rs - Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

     

    The "3Rs" concept refers to the principles of waste reduction, reuse, recycling of resources and products. Reducing is selecting to use something with care to limit the amount of waste produced. The continued use of objects or parts of items that still have useable qualities is referred to as reusing. Recycling is the use of waste as a resource. Waste reduction may be performed more efficiently by concentrating on the first of the three Rs, "reduce," followed by "reuse," and lastly "recycle".

     

    Let's take a closer look at what reduce, reuse, recycle are.

     

    1R - REDUCE

     

    The best way to manage waste is not to produce it. This can be done by shopping carefully and following a few guidelines:

    • Buy goods in bulk. Larger economy

    3Rs - Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

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