This report explores how supply chains function in order to identify new approaches to building sustainability capacity at the local supplier level, as well as identifying initiatives that will encourage and enable consumer demand for more sustainable solutions.
This guide assists companies in identifying and assessing potential risks in their supply chain.
Breakthrough innovation has the potential to accelerate and scale up solutions to addressing decent work deficits. This webinar is the first session in a thought leadership webinar series as part of the Action Platform on Decent Work in Global Supply Chains. It explores how technology can advance decent work in global supply chains, specifically focusing on the potential of blockchains. Experts from the UN Global Compact, International Labour Organisation, SAP Ariba, Eachmile Technologies and Sourcemap discuss how blockchains are already used to advance decent work in global supply chains and explore the potential blockchain technology has to help improve the live of workers and their families.
Over the past few years, human rights have taken an increasingly prominent place in supply chain management. This Good Practice Note provides guidance on how to identify, prioritize, and respect supply chain human rights risks in a way that aligns with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. Sometimes effective prioritization is needed when companies face a host of potential adverse human rights impacts to which they cannot respond simultaneously.
Community engagement has arisen as a mutually beneficial way to advance human rights in supply chains. In community engagement, companies familiarize themselves and develop relationships with the stakeholders of the communities in which they operate in order to minimize any negative externalities and offer aid and other initiatives that will benefit community members. This Good Practice Note aims to explain some of the critical advantages, pitfalls and good practices related to engaging with and investing in suppliers’ communities.
Co-convened by the UN Global Compact, the International Trade Centre, WEConnect International and BPW International, this webinar explores the "why" and "how" of sourcing from women-owned businesses. The Women's Empowerment Principles, in part, encourages companies to expand their business relationships with women-owned businesses and provides the foundation to explore why inclusive sourcing makes good business sense and is a key pillar of sustainable procurement.
Embedding corporate sustainability goals and objectives throughout the value chain remains a significant challenge for businesses around the world from all sectors. This webinar focused on the gender dimension of responsible value chain management and highlights the specific challenges and opportunities faced by companies. Principle 5 of the Women's Empowerment Principles -- which encourages companies to implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women -- provides a starting point for the discussion. Company experiences, new programmes and engagement opportunities aimed at assisting companies to better apply a gender lens to their responsible value chain strategies is presented.
Explores the business case for inclusive sourcing and opportunities such as the upcoming Women Vendors Exhibition and Forum that facilitates establishing business relationships between global supply chains and women entrepreneurs. The discussion links Principle 5 of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), which encourages companies to expand on their business connections with women-owned enterprises, to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with particular regard to SDG 5, which aims to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The webinar addresses socially responsible sourcing practices. Business and supplier representatives present their experiences and programmes.
Adopted in Athens in 2006 to engage the worldwide business community to participate in anti-trafficking efforts. Seven principles outline action plans for business to contribute to the eradication of human trafficking.
Includes resources for seven key stakeholders: Brands, Suppliers, Governments, Advocates, Investors, Auditors, and Multi-Stakeholders. The Toolkit provides guidance for each of the stakeholders in taking action to improve hiring and labour conditions. The guidelines and resources are tailored and focused toward stakeholders in different sectors and at different levels, encouraging stakeholders to effectively implement socially responsible hiring practices and supply chain sustainability.
This is a new method to perform monetary assessment of the economic, ecological, and social impacts of your business activities along the value chain. You can use it to measure the value proposition of your actions along the entire value chain, aware that your business activities are connected to both positive and negative impacts on the environment and society. It supports you in striving to increase your positive contribution to society and minimize the negative effects of your business activities.
Explores how responsible businesses can best ensure that workers within their supply chains located in developing and emerging growth countries enjoy adequate safety protection within the workplace. In particular, the webinar examines the challenges faced by companies with supply chains in regions with weak or poorly enforced national occupational health and safety regulations or those that have limited resources to upgrade their systems to international standards, as well as companies that witness a rise in the costs of production due to investment in health and safety education for their suppliers. Additionally, the webinar explores a range of relevant good practice as well as examples of multi-national companies that have addressed this issue.