Delivering responsible sourcing in practice: an integrated approach
Many supply chain companies have made commitments to responsible sourcing of forest and agricultural commodities. These cover issues such as deforestation, biodiversity loss, water use, land conflicts, community development, human rights, child labour and treatment of workers.
Implementing these commitments in practice is often challenging because responsible sourcing commitments relate to production and many supply chain actors have little or no contact with producers.
This briefing provides an introduction to the three main approaches companies can use: certification, legal compliance and direct engagement.
This document is part of a series of briefing notes about responsible sourcing and production. Download the other briefing notes below.
- 2 Introduction to landscape or jurisdictional initiatives in commodity agriculture [ENGLISH] | [SPANISH] | [PORTUGUESE] | [INDONESIAN] | [FRENCH]
- 3 Implementing responsible sourcing – using landscape or jurisdictional initiatives [ENGLISH] | [SPANISH] | [PORTUGUESE] | [INDONESIAN] | [FRENCH]
- 4 Building on legality [ENGLISH] | [SPANISH] | [PORTUGUESE] | [INDONESIAN] | [FRENCH]
- 5 Smallholder engagement [ENGLISH]
- 6 Geospatial risk assessment and 'no deforestation' commitments [ENGLISH]
- 7 The High Carbon Stock Approach: an update [ENGLISH] | [SPANISH] | [INDONESIAN] | [FRENCH]
- 8 Responsible sourcing in practice: supplier engagement [ENGLISH] | [SPANISH] | [PORTUGUESE]
- 9 Socio-environmental monitoring of the cattle sector in Brazil [ENGLISH] | [SPANISH] | [PORTUGUESE]
- 10 Delivering company commitments to zero deforestation commodity supply chains [ENGLISH] | [PORTUGUESE] | [FRENCH]
- 11 Practical assessment and monitoring of forest biodiversity [ENGLISH]
- 12 Accelerating implementation of responsible sourcing commitments: A Framework for Progress to 2020 and Beyond [ONLINE VERSION] | [FOR PRINTING]
- 13 Agricultural Commodity Responsible Sourcing (ACRES): taking action within and beyond supply chains [ENGLISH] | [SPANISH]
Category: Responsible Sourcing & Production