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New Law Will Force 3,000 Big Companies to Show They Are Stamping Out Slavery

New Law Will Force 3,000 Big Companies to Show They Are Stamping Out Slavery

The Australian federal government will force 3,000 big companies to explain how they are stamping out modern slavery, a move welcomed by anti-slavery campaigners.[more]


Deloitte Blockchain Boss Departs to Build Ethereum Supply Chain

The man who helped turn Deloitte’s global blockchain practice into a $50m operation has left the company.[more]


Illnesses Mount in Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak

The nationwide outbreak of illnesses from eating romaine lettuce tainted with E. coli bacteria rose again, with 23 more cases reported in 13 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.[more]


These 6 Companies Have a Lot to Fear From Trump's Iran Sanctions

These 6 Companies Have a Lot to Fear From Trump's Iran Sanctions

President Donald Trump’s long-anticipated decision to pull the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on the Islamic Republic will have a swift effect on some big companies.[more]


Chart of Top 100 Influencers Aims to Raise Slavery Awareness

A list of the top 100 individuals influencing the modern slavery agenda within businesses has been drawn up.[more]


U.K. Just Now Asks Business to Map Supply Chain Ahead of Brexit

U.K. Just Now Asks Business to Map Supply Chain Ahead of Brexit

The U.K. government has asked business groups to map their supply chains to flag the areas of the economy most at risk if Brexit imposes additional trading costs on exporters, two people familiar with the matter said.[more]


Cocoa Sustainability Projects Are Showing ‘Little Impact,' Report Says

The chocolate industry needs to ask itself hard questions because a decade of efforts to improve the living standards of cocoa farmers have produced little effect, according to a new report.[more]


How Trump's Iran Deal Exit Could Hit Aviation and Car Industries

How Trump's Iran Deal Exit Could Hit Aviation and Car Industries

Billions of dollars of deals signed by international companies with Iran are under threat after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling out of a “rotten” nuclear deal with Tehran.[more]


Ford Temporarily Shuts Down F-Series Truck Production Due to Fire at Parts Supplier

A fire at a Chinese-owned auto parts plant in Michigan has cut off supply of key components and disrupted production of crucial Ford Motor Co. and Daimler AG models, with the U.S. automaker already saying it'll hurt profit in the second quarter.[more]


Brexit Could Hamper Britain's Fight Against Trafficking, Anti-Slavery Body Says

Britain’s exit from the European Union could hamper the fight against human trafficking at a time when the number of people being trapped in slavery is increasing, fueled by social media, Britain’s anti-slavery body says.[more]


Japan Seeks Its Economic Mojo in the Stuff That Makes the Stuff

Japan Seeks Its Economic Mojo in the Stuff That Makes the Stuff

There is absolutely nothing sexy about bellows. But they just might be the future of Japan.[more]


Following Gruesome New Footage, Veterinary Group Shares Recommendations for Live Exports

The question of how accurately sheep are counted as they are loaded on to livestock carriers has become a topic of discussion across Australia after whistle-blower footage from on board the Panama-flagged Awassi Express was aired on 60 Minutes last month. Now, more footage: “Boiled Alive,” deemed...[more]


Aerospace Suppliers Look to Blockchain for Parts Tracking

Aerospace suppliers are starting to explore blockchain technology to keep tabs on their supply chain, potentially tracking parts such as that at the center of a Southwest Airlines accident last month.[more]


Alibaba Launches Blockchain Initiative to Track Food Delivery

Despite the continued buzz around the potential for blockchain technology to enhance data security in the supply chain, the airfreight industry has seen a slow start to creating tangible application. But last week, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba put its word into action by premiering its own...[more]


Trump’s Solar Tariffs Cause a Scramble in the Industry

SunPower is the nation’s No. 2 commercial solar-power company, employing thousands of workers directly and indirectly. But it makes most of its solar panels abroad, and with the tariffs recently imposed by President Trump costing it as much as $2m a week, SunPower is fighting for an exemption.[more]


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