Tracking Global Supply Chains: A How-To Guide for Businesses

“Supply chain” is a relatively bland term to describe an incredibly important part of the sustainability puzzle. It sounds wonky, but its operations in producing goods, from extracting resources to manufacturing, from packaging to transporting to market, are a basic component of modern commerce. Tracking the various components of sustainability—transparency, workers rights, safe workplaces, sustainable sourcing, energy efficiency—throughout complex global supply chains has been a major obstacle to achieving sustainability goals. To help with this challenge, the UN Global Compact and Business for Social Responsibility published A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains. The 44-page report, published a couple of years ago, is a still timely, concise yet comprehensive outline of how companies can engage in best practices to track activity and require accountability.

John Howell, Editorial Director

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