About This Site
The Sustainable Supply Chains website was launched at the 2010 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit as a resource for business seeking information about supply chain sustainability.
In recent years, there has been a profileration of initiatives, codes, standards, resources and tools designed to help business to develop more sustainable supply chain management strategies and practices. While this has meant that business has more choice of resources to use in helping them to improve the sustainability of their supply chains, it has also raised the barrier of entry in terms of the time and effort needed to research and understand these various resources.
The purpose of this website, produced by the UN Global Compact Office in collaboration with CSR Europe, is to make it easier for practitioners to search and find relevant information to assist them in the process of embedding sustainability issues - human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption - into supply chains. At the same time, the website enables organizations, companies and others to share information about their supply chain initiatives and resources.
The website presents information about sustainable supply chain:
- Initiatives (programmes, codes, standards, networks) companies can engage in to improve their supply chain sustainability
- Resources and tools to assist in the implementation of sustainable supply chain programmes
- Case examples of business practices demonstrating real life examples of how companies have developed sustainable supply chain programs
The information is searchable by issue area (human rights, labour, environment, anti-corruption), industry sector, region and practice category.
Who can post information?
The information on this website is written and posted by organizations, networks, companies and others with sustainable supply chain initiatives, resources or activities.
If you would like to share information about a supply chain initiative or resource, or an inspiring example of your company's supply chain practices, you are welcome to register on this site.
See Using This Website for more information about this.
The Portal for Responsible Supply Chain Management
This website was built on the existing Portal for Responsible Supply Chain Management which was launched by CSR Europe, the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) and the Hellenic Network for CSR in December 2008. The Portal, supported by Hewlett-Packard, L'Oreal, Titan and Volkswagen, was the result of a two-year European CSR Laboratory for Responsible Supply Chain Management, in support to the European Alliance for CSR. With the support of WTO China CSR and GTZ, a Chinese version of the portal was launched in Beijing in June 2009. English version: www.csr-supplychain.org / Chinese version: www.csr-supplychain.cn
The inclusion of examples on this website is intended strictly for learning purposed and does not constitute an endorsement of the individual organizations, initiatives or companies by the United Nations Global Compact Office. Unless otherwise indicated, the content of the website or any materials posted within this website are not intended to reflect the official positions, views or opinions of the UN.