Price of raw materials for print and packaging firms pushed up by tensions in the Middle East and the effect of new environmental regulations on Chinese suppliers.
Global non-profit organisation The Forest Trust is to help the US confectioner trace its palm oil supply chain and “safeguard supplier adherence” to its updated sourcing policy.
“Gaining this kind of accreditation will also demonstrate to non-government customers a business’s clear stance on cyber security,” said Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude.
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The Cabinet Office is asking for opinions on its proposed implementation of the revised EU public procurement directives.
The pharmaceuticals firm has received the biggest fine ever from a Chinese court for paying bribes to boost sales of its medical products, according to the Chinese state news agency.
“Our survey suggests businesses are missing a major opportunity to claim compensation and reasonable costs on overdue invoices," says Charles Wilson, CEO of law firm Lovetts.
Three men have been jailed and a fourth was given a suspended sentence for bribing officials to win contracts for Innospec Ltd to supply fuel to governments in Indonesia and Iraq.
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The GCA will examine how retailers and suppliers adhere to the Groceries Supply Code of Practice – and will take action where necessary.
The sourcing rules will apply to a number of crown entities from February 2015.
Many organisations still try and predict the future based on what has gone before, but this is no longer sufficient says Paul Rogers.