Date Added: Oct 2009
Responsible sourcing practices have reached an inflection point. Leading companies are evolving their responsible sourcing programs from an approach based on policing compliance to one that goes beyond monitoring to drive continuous improvement through strong supplier management systems and brand-supplier partnerships. Brands are seeking to develop clear goals and metrics aligned around desired supply chain outcomes. With support from Novo Nordisk and Beyond Monitoring members, BSR undertook this research study to better understand the current state of responsible sourcing metrics and to identify how measurement and evaluation practices should evolve to better account for the value of responsible sourcing programs.