26 Nov 14

Supply chains: an essential part of brand management

Supermarkets and the horsemeat scandal, technology companies and environmental mismanagement, issues with illegal logging in the construction sector, human rights allegations in the fashion industry… There is a long list of recent examples highlighting just how important supply chains are in the management and development of brand reputation. With competition across all sectors now fiercer than ever, organisations must ensure that suppliers enhance their reputation and do not put it at risk.

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Supplier Relationships

20 Nov 14

Moving your supplier compliance process online

You might already be collecting your supplier information with a spreadsheet, so why would you want to change this approach and what are the advantages of moving to an online process? 

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Supplier Compliance

19 Nov 14

Supplier due diligence – the DOs and the DON'Ts

Over the last few years there has been a welcome growth in buying organisations recognising the importance of understanding the behaviour and practices of suppliers in their supply chain. 

However, for every buyer transitioning to an online solution, there are hundreds more suppliers about to be bombarded with yet another offline questionnaire or interrogated by consultants on a buyer’s behalf.  Unsurprisingly, this is leading to supplier fatigue and corresponding low compliance rates.

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Supplier Management

18 Nov 14

5 non-financial reporting challenges that CSR professionals are facing

Whether your goal is to improve your data collection efficiencies, increase the depth and detail of your analysis or have a better understand of what is happening on both a macro and micro level, there are some real challenges that CSR professionals are facing.

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Non-Financial Reporting

13 Nov 14

3 reasons you need a structured process for collecting supplier data

While many organisations currently collect data from their suppliers, the processes that they have in place are not always robust. Many rely on offline, manual approaches, which are time-consuming and inefficient.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. By adopting an online system, with a more structured process, it is straightforward for buyers to collect the information they need. In fact there are real benefits for buyers that implement a more structured process for collecting and managing supplier data.

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Supplier Management

12 Nov 14

ESOS guidance: a straightforward look at what you need to know

There has been a lot of talk recently about the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). With the first phase due to start on 31st December 2014, many organisations have questions about the scheme. To follow up from our post on Understanding ESOS, here is a further look at what is involved in ESOS and what qualifying organisations need to know.

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3 Nov 14

What will SASB mean for your organisation?

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) is an independent, non-profit organisation that aims to develop and disseminate sustainability accounting standards to help US publicly-listed corporations disclose material information on how they impact value. The SASB Standards are comprised of disclosure guidance and an accounting standard on potential sustainability topics which corporations may find material in their industry.

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Reporting Guidance

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