A supply chain is a system of organizations, people, activities, information, and resources involved in moving a product or service from supplier to customer. Supply chain activities transform natural resources, raw materials, and components into a finished product that is delivered to the end customer. In sophisticated supply chain systems, used products may re-enter the supply chain at any point where residual value is recyclable. (graphic from Online MBA)
Challenges present themselves at all points in the supply chain and range from environmental to social to economic, making the supply chain a major focus of sustainability principles and practices. A related special collection is Conflict Free Minerals here on EarthSayers.tv, voices of sustainability.
We have incorporated speakers addressing ethical sourcing in this collection.
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The Impact Sourcing Challenge for Inclusivity
|March 20, 2018
The Impact Sourcing Challenge is the first of its kind to specifically focus on escalating impact sourcing as a way to increase employment and career development opportunities for disadvantaged workers. The Challenge is aimed at responsible businesses seeking to positively transform employees' lives through their procurement and hiring practices. It is seen as the largest official commitment to Goal 8 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This Challenge was developed by the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC), a collaboration between leading companies to build more inclusive global supply chains. Learn more: gisc.bsr.org
EarthSayers Julie Ishimwe; Iasabelle Mashtola; Murali Vullaganti
A Culture of Sustainability: Aveda by Dominique Conseil
Sustainability and Raw Materials Sourcing by John Elkington
Solutions to Capitalism's Failures by Oliver Niedermaier (2013)
The Responsible Supply Chain and The Sustainability Reporting and Communications Summits 2017
Network of Partners Drives Change by Patagonia's Rick Ridgeway