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Making a Supply Cha!nge – project update!

At Think Global, we’re committed to helping people understand the UN Sustainable Development Goals, as part of our mission to promote learning for a just and sustainable world. We believe that this learning can lead to meaningful action, which is exactly what we’re aiming to achieve through our Supply Cha!nge project.

If you haven’t heard about it yet, Supply Cha!nge is an EU-funded project campaigning to stop environmental and human rights abuses along the global supply chains of supermarket own-brand products. By promoting fair working conditions for all, and sustainable production that does not damage our environment, we’re helping to achieve SDG 12 ‘Responsible Consumption and Production’. Read on for ways you can engage and get involved…

International speaker opportunity…

We’re delighted to be hosting Professor Christopher Tankou, an expert on the cocoa supply chain from University of Dschang, Cameroon between Wednesday 7th and Friday 9th June. We still have some availability for visits so if you’re based in or around London and interested in making the most of this unique opportunity, get in touch ASAP!

New education resources available!

Are you a teacher? Or a youth leader? Order a copy of our new Global Wallplanner for the 2017-2018 school year! The theme for this year’s wallplanner is ethical and sustainable consumption, with colourful images of seasonal fruit and vegetables as a way in to exploring this theme. Check out the back page too, for a guide to labels that can help you and your school make ethical and sustainable choices when shopping.

Our activity kit for Key Stage 3 (ages 11 to 14) helps teachers and learners to explore the concept of a supply chain and the impacts of each stage; analyse the people and resources behind a product; and understand the power we each possess as consumers!

Take action

  • Sign and promote the Europe-wide petition to hold companies to account for abuses in their supply chains.
  • Make a pledge to lead a more sustainable lifestyle! Tell your friends, family and networks about our campaign.

Did you know?…

As part of our work encouraging responsible consumption and production, we’re a member of the Groceries Code Action Network (GCAN). GCAN (no webpage available) is a coalition of NGOs, unions and food groups pushing for the role and remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator to be renewed, and further extended along supermarket supply chains, to ensure a fair deal for indirect, as well as direct, suppliers. Keep a look out for mention of the GCA in upcoming election manifestos!

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