By Margarita Lysenkova, Manager – Sector Program, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)
Ores mined in war zones have long been subject to heightened attention when it comes to sustainability and reputational risks. Yet in 2022, it is the production and sourcing of ‘soft’ commodities, like wheat, that are increasingly under scrutiny.
By Dr. Allinnettes Adigue, Head of GRI in the ASEAN Region
Covid-19 has instigated significant changes in global procurement and supply chain operations. The global lockdowns exposed supply chain weaknesses, which were pervasive even before the pandemic, especially sub-par labor practices. Yet it has also opened up opportunities for a sustainability transformation.
April 22, 2022, marks the fifth anniversary of the ISO 20400 standard, which provides guidelines for integrating sustainability into your organization’s procurement processes. The anniversary falls on Earth Day and, in line with this year’s theme of “Invest In Our Planet”, now is the time to invest in your sustainable procurement program to scale positive impact.
UPS has completed the sixth week of a study to measure the impact of COVID-19 on small and medium-sized businesses across the United States. This installment went to 400 U.S.-based respondents between April 29 and May 4.
What are the barriers faced by low-income women as workers and producers? This session will explore why this human rights issue is a problem for business and why there needs to be stronger worker voices and transparency in supply chains. The masterclass will look at the business case for addressing these issues and what action companies can take.
Sustainability is an inherent part of UPS’s strategy and business operations.
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Sustainability is an inherent part of UPS’s strategy and business operations. As a global leader in logistics and supply chain solutions, we transport packages and freight, facilitate international trade, and apply advanced technology to efficiently manage the world of business. In this role, we have the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the supply chains of many businesses.