Protecting human rights and social sustainability is a responsibility of all owners of supply chains; responsible sourcing is expected and must be non-negotiable.

 28one can advise on the risks in the supply chains;

  1. 28one can recommend monitoring programmes, consultation and management to deliver mitigation of risks.      

  2. 28one is well placed to advise, improve and manage these critical issues in supply chains. We have experience in this field for over 20 years, much of it whilst working with major international retailers, with strong and mature social compliance and CSR programmes already in place.   

  3. 28one whilst understanding the manufacturing challenges; has a passion to ensure workers are protected and their lives improved.     

It’s increasingly important

Extended supply chains create human rights risks, representational risks and NGO challenges to those who don’t focus or know where their products are being made or how the workers are treated throughout their entire supply chain. There is a need to understand the drivers that increase the human rights and health and safety risks to its workers in manufacturing.  A deep understanding of the culture, economics and social challenges in every country is essential to be able to correctly monitor and ultimately protect the workers in its manufacturing sites and therefore to source responsibly.        

Human rights are increasingly a critical component of Brand reputation. 

 Investors are increasingly asking questions about supply chains, to ensure there is reduced brand risk and only wishing to invest in companies that protect the human rights of workers in its supply chain and those companies who have controls in place, to ensure it. Statements made in CSR reports are being questioned by corporate investors; who with increasing knowledge and expertise, are expecting increased transparency and proof. 

A targeted informed approach to systematically check and monitor the social, ethical and environmental activities of its suppliers and their manufacturing sites is required, this should include a robust governance structure also.        

Specific services include;

  1. High level guidance on a responsible sourcing strategy to suit a company.

  2. Specific Compliance Audits of partners

  3. Active Internal and External Training

  4. Broader Supply Chain risk review

  5. Critical action plans and supplier development plans

 

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