Category: Responsible Sourcing

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Evidence on voluntary sustainability standards effectiveness and impact is strengthening, but little evidence exists on the efficacy of growing numbers of Responsible Business Initiatives (RBIs) which focus on entire corporate sustainability. Some are mature (e.g. corporate codes), others are more recent (e.g. sectoral multi-stakeholder initiatives, supplier capacity strengthening approaches, benchmarking initiatives, mobilizing investors). But quality evidence and rigorous synthesis is generally very thin across the board.
Supermarkets have become one of the few vital services still functioning during the global Coronavirus pandemic. Supermarket staff deserve great respect for keeping customers safe and supplied with food to sustain us through this unprecedented crisis.
This year, I’ve been proud to participate as an adviser in a project commissioned by the U.K. Government’s Business Integrity Hub, which has been established to provide practical support for companies to help prevent bribery and corruption when doing business overseas.
BSR has launched a new video that sets out why and how companies should work to drive gender equality in global supply chains, with a focus on how companies can act, enable and influence change.
A guide to how business can contribute to the SDGs in the context of smallholder sourcing programmes. With AB InBev, Mars Inc, Sustainable Food Labs and the UK Department for International Development.
Impact Sourcing and Inclusive Supply Chains
New BSR Guidance Integrates Gender Equality into Supply Chain Codes of Conduct
Labour Rights in Unilever’s Vietnam Supply Chain
A report on how business can strengthen micro- enterprises in their value chains, including through a more holistic market systems approach. With SABMiller, CARE and the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School.