The UN Global Compact Advisory Group on Supply Chain Sustainability provides input to the overall strategy and work done by the UN Global Compact on the issue of supply chain sustainability, including:
1. Tools & Resources
Developing and refining tools and other guidance materials for business on supply chain sustainability. See supply chain resources.
2. Task Forces
Several task forces were established by the Advisory Group to address critical trends and issues in supply chain sustainability. Task forces work in collaboration with the other issue areas of the UN Global Compact to ensure alignment and maximize impact on several topics, including: Human Rights in the Supply Chain; Traceability; Preventing Corrupt Practices in the Supply Chain; SME Supplier Engagement; and Revision of the Practical Guide for Continuous Improvement.
3. Good Practices
The Advisory Group seeks to identify and promote good business practices for supply chain sustainability, including:
Sustainable Supply Chains: Resources & Practices: an online portal designed to assist business practitioners in embedding sustainability in supply chains. In particular, the portal provides information about relevant:
- Initiatives, programmes, codes, standards and networks
- Resources and tools
- Case examples of company practices
Good Practice Forum: a forum organized in collaboration the Global Compact Human Rights and Labour Working Group, which highlights good business practices on supply chain sustainability and human rights. These good practices identify general approaches that have been recognized by a number of companies and stakeholders as being good for business and good for human rights, such as: