Abuses that take place in supply chains can be hard to spot, particularly where those abuses take place within the manufacturing facilities of tier 2 suppliers, with whom the company has no direct relationship. Supply Chain Sustainability is an online training course that examines all areas of sustainability practices in supply chains. Participants will learn about the significance of supply chains in ESG investing as well as how to examine and assess their impact and develop a sustainable supply chain. The course will explain the various ESG themes in supply chains that are material and of most significance to investors and corporations. It will also provide case studies to illustrate how supply chain issues have impacted investor decision making and corporate reputations. Also included is an examination of industry best practices across countries as well as current standards and regulations. Supply chain sustainability is also concerned with traceability of raw materials as well as other topics.
- Is my supply chain sustainable?
- Hallmarks of a responsible supply chain
- Typical supply chain abuses
- How supply chain irresponsibility can damage the company
Upon completion of this training workshop, you will have:
- The relevance of sustainability to the management of supply chains.
- Identified common abuses and irresponsible business practices with supply chains.
- Learned how regulation and corporate codes of business practice can stamp out poor practice.
- Considered the consequences of failing to spot unsustainable business practices in the management of suppliers.
Session 1: Introduction to Supply Chains
- What is a supply chain, and supply network?
- The difference between green supply chain management (GSCM) and sustainable supply chain management (SSCM)
- Understanding the triple bottom line including social sustainability, economic
- Sustainability and environmental sustainability
- Why is sustainability important in supply chains?
Session 2: Sustainability in Supply Chains
- How supply chains approach sustainability?
- Assessing the product lifecycle
- Conducting an Impact assessment
- Understanding closed loop supply chains
- Sustainable procurement
Session 3: ESG Themes in Supply Chains
- Social sustainability equality and diversity, modern slavery acts, human rights
- Environmental sustainability: emissions, sustainability investments, environmental conscious manufacturing and service
- Economic sustainability: return on investment, board accountability, stakeholder engagement
- Case study
Session 4: Assessing Sustainability in Supply Chains
- How they are assessed
- How investors use them in their decision making
- Sustainable supplier audit
- Sustainability and its challenges and/or impact upon organisations and investors
Session 5: Developing a Sustainable Supply Chain Index
- Sustainability indices
- Sustainable supply chain finance
- Responsible supply chain
- Identifying opportunities for supply chains
Session 6: Standards and Regulation
- Sustainable supply chain standards
- How they are assessed (sector, national, regional, international)
- Limitations for companies across borders
- Case study