Supply chains offer a unique opportunity and means for companies to promote human rights and have a positive impact on economic development by offering economically disadvantage groups an equal opportunity to compete for business. Principle 5 of the Women's Empowerment Principles call on companies to make inclusive sourcing a key pillar in their business strategy by expanding business relationship with women-owned enterprises. This resource provides an overview of considerations for companies to source from women-owned suppliers as well as examples of steps some companies are already undertaking.
Reveals new ideas for how to create better visibility into supply chains in the apparel industry. The C & A Foundation is leading a project – in collaboration with Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) and the UN Global Compact, with support of Cognizant – to identify the best traceability solutions providers on today’s market. The project will identify ways that companies in the industry can work together to create change through traceability. This webinar provides an understanding of why traceability is important, and concrete project ideas to trace your own supply chain.
Investigates six sectors and analyzes how selected companies have turned climate risks into climate opportunities. Considered one of the most urgent risks, climate change is already determining how markets are evolving. Factors like new consumer preferences, new regulations, changing investor focus and market prices will increasingly favour the climate, and create a new kind of pressure on companies.
This report helps companies navigate the business and social implications of automation and outlines how companies can prepare the workforce for the inevitable changes to come.
A stocktaking and assessment of existing and emerging water accounting methods and tools being used in the private sector.
Strong rule of law is essential as a foundation for economic and social development. The Framework seeks to advance the rule of law by engaging responsible business to support the building and strengthening of legal frameworks and accountable institutions – serving as a complement to, not substitute for, government action.
The Breakthrough Pitch is a resource designed to help sustainability professionals stretch the ambitions of internal teams and show how companies can use the SDGs as a springboard for success in tomorrow's markets.
International supply chains involve transportation of goods across borders, dealing with multiple and sometimes conflicting regulatory treatments and burdened by lengthy customs procedures. Co-organized with the International Road Transport Union (IRU), this webinar explores the sustainability issues relating to the logistics sector and border crossing, including corruption, environmental hazard and social hardship for the workers involved in the transportation process. The webinar also presents IRU’s initiatives to facilitate and secure road transports, with specific focus on the Transports Internationaux Routier (TIR) system.
An overview of the resource "A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains” is presented. Then webinar then explores the objectives and challenges of implementing traceability in the supply chains of the forestry sector.
An overview of the resource "A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains” is presented. Then webinar then explores the objectives and challenges of implementing traceability in the supply chains of key commodities in the food sector, (such as sugar, coffee, cocoa, as well as meat and fish) and feature a panel of commodity-specific or traceability scheme experts.
Addresses the opportunities companies have to generate business value; the priority actions that are common across industries; and the key enablers of success.
An independent review of 2008 CEO Water Mandate activities by Arthur D. Little.