Illuminating the Way Toward Sustainable Supply Chains

Nearly 100 professionals in procurement, supply chain and sustainability gathered together for EcoVadis’ first North American Sustainable Procurement and Finance Roundtable Series to learn more about how to proactively and efficiently leverage sustainable procurement best practices and discover untapped value opportunities throughout the supply chain. 

Addressing SDG: Five Steps to Promote Gender Equality in the Supply Chain

The importance and the impact of gender equality is easy to underestimate when facing seemingly more critical issues. However, gender is an inalienable component of every other global goal.

Combating Modern Slavery – Do We Really Understand the Worker’s Perspective?

No supply chain is free of risks associated with modern slavery. Understanding workers’ perspective is key to combating it.

How Effective Are the CSR Clauses in Your Contracts?

New regulations and consumer demands are increasingly putting pressure on businesses to be more transparent. As a result, more and more companies include sustainability clauses in contracts with their trading partners. But are these clauses effective?

How to Increase Transparency Along the Supply Chain: Lessons from the Automotive Industry

With as much as 85 percent of rubber tree plantations in the world made up of small farms, mapping the value chain of natural rubber can be a great challenge. French automotive giant Michelin has developed Rubberway, an digital tool for mobiles and tablets, which is proving a great success.

Packaging and the Road to a Circular Economy

Working closely with suppliers and driving innovation through product design can hugely contribute to achieving a circular economy — and sustainable procurement can help deliver on the essential milestones.

ISO 20400: Building Value Through a New Standard for Sustainable Procurement

As sustainable procurement benefits go way beyond cost savings, organizations worldwide are embracing the principles of transparency, fairness and collaboration when developing their procurement strategies — and with a new international standard this has become much easier.  

Sustainable Forestry: Can We Get It Right?

Producing forestry and agriculture products for export, e.g. into global supply chains, is an attractive means for many developing nations to create economic growth. Done responsibly, this can succeed. However, the current state of deforestation shows there is much work to be done to achieve a healthy balance.

How We Can Leverage Blockchain to Increase Transparency in Supply Chains

Blockchain has gained prominence since the introduction of the cryptocurrency bitcoin in 2008 and has been adopted by financial institutions to increase security. Now, companies are starting to apply this innovative technology to improve supply chain management.