Supply Chains

A year of straddling the fault lines on human rights

John Morrison, (Dec 18, 2018)

John Morrison of the Institute for Human Rights and Business says 2018 saw business find common cause with civil society on fundamentals such as rule of law and freedom of expression

‘Gross inequality is the tragedy of the commons we must face up to in 2019’

Caroline Rees, (Dec 18, 2018)

Caroline Rees of Shift says says CSR commitments are no longer enough. Companies must make deep structural changes to attack the root causes of inequality

Farewell to Paul Polman, the epitome of a twenty-first century CEO

John Elkington, (Dec 16, 2018)

John Elkington of Volans says the misstep that preceded the departure of Unilever’s leader shouldn’t cloud the 10 years he spent pushing the boundaries of sustainable business at the consumer goods giant

Why 2019 should be the year of action on gender equality in supply chains

Joky Francois, (Dec 16, 2018)

Joky François of Rainforest Alliance explains how attention to diversity and inclusion is rising up the corporate agenda

Interview: Jon Khoo, Innovation Partner, Interface

Conference Recording, (Nov 20, 2018)

Delivering smart, clean and agile delivery systems

Conference Recording, (Nov 16, 2018)

New human rights ranking shows most firms have barely left the starting line

Phil Bloomer, (Nov 11, 2018)

Phil Bloomer of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre assesses the results of the 2018 Corporate Human Rights Benchmark and finds that while there has been welcome progress among a small group of leaders, the vast majority of companies are content to under-perform

How technology can shine a light on murky supply chains

Eva-Maria Dimitriadis, (Nov 8, 2018)

Eva-Maria Dimitriadis of C5 Accelerate says online platforms are helping African smallholder farmers get a fairer deal for their produce by keeping them free of the taint of corruption

Six takeaways from Responsible Supply Chain Summit Europe 2018

Mike Scott, (Oct 15, 2018)

Circular approaches to plastic waste, renewable energy procurement, and moving beyond audits to address human rights risks were highlights during last week’s thought-provoking conference in London, which focused on solutions to some of companies’ greatest challenges

‘We have to make sure our clean-energy future is good for people, too’

Eniko Horvath, (Oct 5, 2018)

The renewable sector's dirty secret is that it is one of the worst performing on protecting community and worker rights. Eniko Horvath of the Business & Human Rights Resource Centre gives five steps for companies to ensure their projects are as clean as the power they produce

'We need better tools to evaluate how well business respects human rights'

Caroline Rees, (Oct 4, 2018)

Caroline Rees of Shift gives the first findings from Valuing Respect, a collaborative platform to come up with better ways to evaluate corporates’ efforts to safeguard human rights in their supply chains

Why wellbeing is crucial to designing happier supply chains

Richard Hardyment, (Sep 19, 2018)

Ethical sourcing is too focused on tick-box standards and abstract audits. Instead they should be about creating secure jobs and ensuring dignity at work, writes Richard Hardyment