Sustainable Development Goals: Four Years On, the Challenges Remain

Four years on, challenges to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals remain but it’s encouraging to see that businesses worldwide are becoming increasingly active n pursuing responsible business practices and those who commit are able to deliver on their promises.

Creating Sustainable Value: How to Avoid a “Compliance Trap”

One of the biggest revelations in this year’s Sustainable Procurement Barometer: 66 percent of organizations cite regulatory compliance as a critically important aspect of their sustainable procurement programs. Just 27 percent said the same in 2017.   Experts call a heightened emphasis on legislation a ‘compliance trap’ – meaning organizations are zeroed in on checking […]

Better Late Than Never: Canada Set to Introduce Supply Chain Legislation

A recently drafted bill has Canada set to join the growing list of countries intent on introducing national legislation on supply chain transparency and modern slavery.

China’s Fight Against Air Pollution and Its Impact on Supply Chains

Every year, June 5 is celebrated as the World Environment Day. An initiative launched by the United Nations in 1974 to combat problems related to environmental degradation, the event is hosted by a different country every year and features a different theme. This year, the main celebrations take place in China and the world’s attention […]

Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal 8: Helping Automotive Businesses Tackle Modern Slavery

Poverty, inequality, discrimination and poor labor practices still plague the global business community. SDG 8 aims to close this gap and the transition to a new and collaborative sustainable business paradigm requires companies in the automobile sector to really think about the externalities created by supply chain operations and factor positive economic development into decision making and financial matrices.

How Financial Services Companies Can Manage Sustainability Risks While Driving Progress On UN Sustainable Development Goal 16

Contrary to common belief, with its global presence firmly established, the financial services sector has a considerable supply chain impact.

One Year After U.S. Withdrawal From Paris Agreement

The U.S. federal government may have withdrawn from the Paris Agreement, but U.S.-based organizations are still focused on upholding climate targets.

Addressing UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Three Steps to a Sustainable Supply Chain

Ocean plastic pollution is the theme of this year’s Earth Day and is a growing concern. There is still hope that our ocean will finally get the attention it deserves.

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.