Procurement teams have a key role to play in creating sustainable supply chains, but can often be disconnected from the sustainability function of the company. At the United Nations Global Compact, we recognize the need for procurement teams to be empowered to adopt sustainable practices that will impact their suppliers’ capacity to advance decent work. Companies are looking for ways to prioritize and commit to advancing decent work in their supply chains — not only to prevent reputational risks but also to significantly improve the lives of workers and lift millions out of poverty.
The Decent Work Toolkit for Sustainable Procurement will enable companies, procurement professionals and suppliers to develop a common understanding on how to advance decent work through purchasing decisions and scaling up efforts to improve lives around the globe.
With a focus on trust and transparency, the Decent Work Toolkit for Sustainable Procurement is publicly available to all and contains real-life examples of buyers and suppliers jointly addressing decent work concerns in global supply chains.