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Energy bills forecast to hit £3,000 next year – suppliers urged to provide extra help

New research carried out by Cornwall Insights suggests that the energy price cap is likely to hit £3,000 by January of next year. Pressures on the wholesale gas and electricity market, partially resulting from the war in Ukraine, are hitting the pockets of everyday Britons hard. Consumers will experience a substantial price hike in October […]

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Apple suppliers are fighting over 160,000 Vietnamese workers as more Chinese competitors set up shop in the Southeast Asian country

Apple’s top iPhone maker Foxconn said its Chinese rivals were poaching its workers in Vietnam. Vietnam has 31 companies that employ 160,000 workers to manufacture and assemble Apple products. Apple wants to reduce reliance on China and has been urging suppliers there to expand into Vietnam. Loading Something is loading. A battle for talent is […]

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Auto Suppliers Systems Protect Children, Pets

Toyota is developing technology to help prevent heatstroke deaths that can happen when children or pets are left behind in a parked vehicle or climb inside an unattended vehicle and get stuck. Toyota Connected North America (TCNA) announced Tuesday (May 31) that it is testing a concept technology that helps detect occupants and then alerts […]

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Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) Publishes Updated Sustainable Packaging Guidance for Automotive Manufacturing Operations

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment (SP) – an association of global automakers and their suppliers working together to advance environmental sustainability through the automotive supply chain – today announced the publication of a newly updated guidance document, Sustainable Packaging Specification Recommendations for Automotive Manufacturing Operations. The document is […]

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‘The issue is getting too big’ Energy suppliers urged to intervene as bills rise to £2,800

Jo Gilbert, the founder of not-for-profit consumer champion CUBES (Customer Utility Bills Expertly Serviced), has previously faced making difficult financial decisions to stay afloat. In 1998, the single mother managed to get out of an abusive relationship but ended up having to survive on only £104 a week in benefits. With inflation and energy bills […]

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Planet FWD raises $10m to help CPG companies reduce their carbon footprints, develop eco-friendly products

In doing so, founder and CEO Julia Collins says she believes the world still can avoid the worst of climate change – even though it is not on target to meet fast-approaching global deadlines – and counter a mounting sense of doom that currently threatens to overwhelm even the most optimistic sustainability stakeholders. “It is […]

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Technology

Apple talks to suppliers to increase manufacturing efforts outside of China | AppleInsider

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content. Apple is intending to decrease its reliance on suppliers working in China, a report claims, with the iPhone maker telling some contract manufacturers it wants to […]

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Top China Chipmaker, Apple Suppliers Succumb to Covid Lockdowns

(Bloomberg) — China’s biggest chipmaker and a major iPhone supplier cut their outlooks for the second quarter, joining a growing list of manufacturers warning about the fallout from lockdowns aimed at containing the country’s worst Covid outbreak in two years. Most Read from Bloomberg Semiconductor Manufacturing International Co. estimates a month-long lockdown in Shanghai could […]

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Half of Apple’s suppliers at risk in China COVID lockdown areas

New analysis has found that half of Apple’s top 200 suppliers have facilities near Shanghai that could be at risk of disruption due to COVID lockdowns. As reported by Nikkei Asia: Half of Apple’s 200 top suppliers have facilities in and around Shanghai, where COVID-related lockdowns and traffic restrictions are disrupting a wide swathe of […]

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Apple, others face shipment delays as China COVID curbs squeeze suppliers – analysts

An employee arranges Apple iPhones as customer shop at the Apple Store on 5th Avenue shortly after new products went on sale in Manhattan, in New York City, New York, U.S., March 18, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SHANGHAI/TAIPEI, April 15 (Reuters) – Shipments of some Apple products, […]