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.  

Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery: Are You Measuring the Risks in Your Supply Chain?

Human trafficking can occur anywhere even in developed countries such as the United States. According to a recent report by Alliance, more than 40 million people were victims of modern slavery and human trafficking in 2016.

20 April 2017

Duty of Care Law: French Constitutional Council gives the green light

In its much-awaited decision on March 23, the French constitutional council has given a green light to the “Duty of Care” law (Devoir de Vigilance) although they stated that there remain some provisions to the French constitution. Read more.

29 December 2016

New French law to require for companies to report on GHG emissions in their supply chains

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) reporting is mandatory in France for publicly listed and non-listed companies with at least 500 employees and a minimum of 100 million Euros turnover. Read how transparency in reporting is becoming more prevalent in French companies.

24 November 2016

ISO 37001:2016 The New Standard for Anti-bribery Management System

Organizations seeking better visibility of their business partners’ anti-bribery management systems will soon have a new tool to leverage: The ISO 37001 anti-bribery management system standard, released October 15.
Organizations doing business worldwide, especially in emerging markets, can now add this internationally recognized standard to enhance their control systems in order to remain compliant with key laws with international reach.

11 November 2016

The New GRI Standard Launched: A Brief Summary of Changes to Supply Chain Reporting

Last month, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) launched their latest GRI Standards, designed to be a global best practice in sustainability reporting. This new version replaces the previous GRI G4 version. The standards are designed to be used as a set by organizations to report about their impacts on the economy, the environment, and society.

22 August 2016

How Can Companies Adapt To The EU Directive On Non-Financial Reporting?

This blog post contributed by our partner DFGE, an Official EcoVadis Training and Consulting Partner Cet article est également disponible en français. Changez la langue du site pour le lire.   How can companies adapt to the EU directive on non-financial reporting? Many companies in the EU are already required by national laws in the country […]

Recent RSPO Certification Suspension Sets a Precedent in Palm Oil Supply Chains

In 2015, Indonesia became the worldwide number one palm oil producer. Indonesia also hosts large tropical forests sheltering endangered species directly threatened as forests are converted for palm oil production. As of May, 6,401 of its animal species are currently listed on the IUCN Red List. According to the WWF web page on palm oil, […]

US Supply Chain Managers Take Note: Tariff Act and TFEA Enforcement Actions, Petitions Likely to Increase

Since President Obama enacted the US Trade Enforcement and Facilitation Act (TEFA) of 2015 (discussed in this blog post back in March), any business who imports goods should have been waiting for the other shoe to drop on if and how the US Customs and Border Protection would ramp up enforcement. A recent paper by […]