Protecting human rights and social sustainability is a responsibility of all owners of supply chains; responsible sourcing is expected and must be non-negotiable.
We have over 20 years of experience in this field, most of it gained working with major international retailers, with strong and mature social compliance and CSR programmes already in place. We help our clients manage risks in the supply chain:
We can recommend monitoring programmes, consultation and management to deliver mitigation of risks.
We advise on how to improve and manage critical issues.
We understand the manufacturing challenges and are passionate that workers are protected and their lives improved.
Extended supply chains create human rights risks, representational risks and NGO challenges to those who don’t focus on 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 workers. 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 manufacturing sites and Source Responsibly.
Human rights are increasingly a critical component of Brand reputation
Investors want to know about supply chains, to ensure brands are protected and wish to invest in companies that support the human rights of workers in the supply chain and have the necessary controls in place.
CSR reports are being questioned by corporate investors; who with increasing knowledge and expertise, are expecting transparency and evidence to support statements made.
A targeted informed approach to systematically check and monitor the social, ethical and environmental activities of suppliers and their manufacturing sites is required, along with robust governance structures.
Specific services include;
High level guidance on a responsible sourcing strategy to suit a company.
Specific Compliance Audits of partners
Active Internal and External Training
Broader Supply Chain risk review
Critical action plans and supplier development plans