Procurement

The Eurosif Procurement report examines trends and factors used in assessing responsible corporate supply chains by investors. Eurosif partnered with Bank Sarasin which researched the report.

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Research highlights

1. Responsible supply chain management is seen as a significant factor in reducing business risk and improving the attractiveness of an investment opportunity.

2. A responsible supply chain takes into account environmental and social issues to reduce the risk of expensive business disruption.

3. A robust supply chain audit includes:
• an assessment of the extent of outsourcing and locations of suppliers
• corporate policies and standards
• effective monitoring procedures
• capacity building along the supply chain
• active collaboration with competitors and stakeholders
• clear product labelling

4. The report is mainly concerned with the textile and technology sectors though the the impact of responsible supply chain management, especially regarding environmental issues, is cross-sector.

  • Download the report (PDF 1.48MB)
  • Download the press release here (March 8, 2012)

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