Since the end of 2016, companies around the world have been re-evaluating business risks in their supply chains in the Middle East and other key regions due to political turmoil and other unforeseen events.
Gaining as much value from the supply chain as possible while meeting consumer expectations for sustainably and ethically produced products is a difficult balance to achieve. To do so successfully, companies need to identify where threats exist across the supplier network and implement iterative mitigation strategies.
One of the world’s foremost experts on supply chain management, audits and investigations will offer critical insights into improving and sustaining high-performing end-to-end due diligence processes that help companies and suppliers comply with a growing number of regulations in the European Union.
The acting chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced this week that the agency would reconsider how to enforce the conflict minerals rule contained within the Dodd-Frank Act, Dodd-Frank Section 1502.
Jess Kraus, CEO of Source Intelligence, considered a leading expert on environmental and sustainability data management, will provide international sustainability executives and managers with the latest insights and trends about one of the biggest challenges facing companies today: The quest to increasing supply chain transparency.
The demand for supply chain transparency is ever-increasing. Both consumers and supply chain regulations are putting pressure on global brands to disclose how their products are made and where their products originate. Now, more than ever before, brands need to know what is happening deep in their supply chain by engaging with their suppliers.
The unprecedented Paris climate accord is expected to bring additional focus on most or all sustainability initiatives by companies, and require additional tracking and reporting efforts. The Paris climate accord includes commitments from 186 of the 195 signatory countries to cut or limit the growth of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as more transparent reporting. These countries, in turn, are expected to place additional requirements on companies to reduce their overall carbon footprint.