Abuses that take place in supply chains can be hard to spot, particularly where those abuses take place within the manufacturing facilities of tier 2 suppliers, with whom the company has no direct relationship. Some companies, such as Apple, carry out detailed audits, which they report on annually, of their supply chain sustainability. They look to discover if their Tier 2 suppliers are using underage labour, involuntary or bonded labour or making workers work excessive hours. Not every company is so scrupulous and abuses are often discovered in industry such as garment manufacturing. Supply chain sustainability is also concerned with traceability of raw materials as well as other topics.
- Is my supply chain sustainable?
- Hallmarks of a responsible supply chain
- Typical supply chain abuses
- How supply chain irresponsibility can damage the company
This training workshop is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will be of real value to:
- Community Relations managers and executives
- Health, Safety and Environmental managers and officers
- Risk managers and professionals
- Legal and compliance managers and professionals
- Managers and staff who wish to develop business practices to help their organizations act in a responsible way.
- Managers and staff concerned with influencing or implementing corporate strategies that consider environmental, social and governance issues.
- Managers and staff responsible for CSR projects.
- Managers and staff who plan and implement corporate policies in relation to community relations, environmental protection, health and safety, procurement and the supply chain.
- Any member of the organization who is tasked with developing sustainability or corporate responsibility initiatives or strategies.
- Executives tasked with delivering business results while at the same time protecting and enhancing their company’s reputation for responsible behaviour.
Upon completion of this training workshop, you will have:
- The relevance of sustainability to the management of supply chains.
- Identified common abuses and irresponsible business practices with supply chains.
- Learned how regulation and corporate codes of business practice can stamp out poor practice.
- Considered the consequences of failing to spot unsustainable business practices in the management of suppliers.