About This Site

Background

The Sustainable Supply Chains website, produced by the UN Global Compact office in collaboration with CSR Europe, was launched at the 2010 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit as a resource for businesses seeking information about supply chain sustainability.

In recent years, there has been a proliferation of initiatives, codes, standards, resources and tools designed to help businesses develop more sustainable supply chain management strategies and practices. While businesses now has access to increasingly more guidance on improving the sustainability of their supply chains, the diversity and amount of information available has also raised the barrier of entry in terms of the time and effort needed to research and understand this information.

The Sustainable Supply Chains website aims to streamline this process by helping business practitioners search and find information related to key sustainability issues - human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption – as well as guidance on embedding such issues into their supply chains. At the same time, the website enables organizations, networks, companies and others to share information about their sustainable supply chain initiatives, resources, and activities.

The Sustainable Supply Chains website presents the following information related to sustainable supply chains:

To share information about your supply chain initiative or resource - or an example of an inspiring supply chain practice - please registerhere. Existing users may log in here. See Using This Website for more information.

The Portal for Responsible Supply Chain Management

The Sustainable Supply Chains website was built on the existing Portal for Responsible Supply Chain Management, launched by CSR Europe, the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), and the Hellenic Network for CSR in December 2008. The Portal for Responsible Supply Chain Management was the result of a two-year European CSR Laboratory for Responsible Supply Chain Management, in support of the European Alliance for CSR. A Chinese version of the Portal for Responsible Supply Chain Management was launched in Beijing in June 2009 with the support of WTO China CSR and GTZ.

Disclaimer

The inclusion of examples on this website is intended strictly for learning purposes and does not constitute an endorsement of the individual organizations, initiatives or companies by the UN Global Compact. 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.

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