How to Manage Risk and Boost Transparency in the Raw Material Supply Chain

As conflict minerals continue to find their way into supply chains of major western corporations, a recent Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI) conference discussed ways businesses can manage risks and increase transparency.  

Targeted Action On Energy Use Along The Product Lifecycle: Four Steps Industries Can Take To Tackle SDG 7

SDG 7 focuses on energy use. With 20 percent of the world population lacking access to modern electricity here is a set of approaches businesses can take to engage their suppliers to reduce their energy consumption.

Tomorrow’s Brands Will Be Sustainable or They Won’t Exist at All

The world is facing social and environmental challenges never seen before. Brands need to transform to maintain a competitive advantage and rebuild trust.

The Critical New CSR Challenge: Third-Party Cybersecurity Risk

The specter of cybersecurity-related incidents in the supply chain has risen from a marginal concern to a top issue for many companies. Going beyond the bottom line, and beyond compliance, cybersecurity corporations must rise to face the challenges, risks, and moral imperatives that this entails.

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.

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.  

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.

The Environmental Crackdown in China: Supply Chains Impacts Continue

More than 30,000 business have been penalized during a major campaign against environmental violations in China with companies worldwide feeling the impact. Are you confident your business can withstand it?

Paving the Way for Sustainable Public Procurement

Public spending is big business. Direct purchasing by governments and state-owned enterprises accounts for 12 percent of GDP in OECD countries, and in the U.K. averages GBP 280 bn annually. Directing this spending toward more sustainable goods and services can have a huge impact on sustainability performance across the world, helping drive innovation and transition toward a green economy.