A significant amount of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) impact occurs within supply chains, whether it is greenhouse gas emissions, vendor performance, labor conditions within a supplier’s factory, or the sourcing of materials.
Supply Chain Management
Responsible supply chain management presents companies with the opportunity to address inefficiencies and risks, and manage the quality of the goods and services they produce. It's a vital component of any company's platform, yet many CSR professionals in the field aren't sure where to begin. Addressing the ethical and sustainability issues in supply chain management often starts with a thorough examination of your company's code of conduct. You can use these guiding documents as tools to detail expectations and commitments required of suppliers of all sizes. The trend toward more ethical manufacturing has created new opportunities to incorporate CSR goals with supply chain operations. For example, through supplier diversity programs, many companies are finding new ways to encourage the building of partnerships with a broader range of female and
In an effort to promote ethical sourcing, companies are evaluating the human rights records and labor laws in the countries where suppliers are located in order ensure that suppliers are observing the codes of conduct, industry standards of performance, and local and global law. Some companies are even creating targeted workforce development programs in the local communities of their global value chain to foster economic growth and skill-building. Ultimately, supply chain management offers you endless opportunities to address both business and social goals, regardless of your company’s size, industry, or scale of production.
The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship is here to help you understand the risks and opportunities that exist in your value chain. Here is a sample of the resources we offer our members.
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