Resources for Responsible supply chains
This guide provides companies with an overview of the importance of traceability for sustainability purposes, outlines the global opportunities and challenges it represents and summarises practical steps for implementing traceability programmes within company operations. It
• defines traceability and explores its history, benefits and challenges, including an overview of current collaborative schemes on traceability,
This resource provides tools for companies and buyers to improve responsibility and due diligence along the commodity supply chain, building on the Agribusiness Supplier Development Programme (ASDP). It
• provides a brief introduction of the issues,
• provides an in-depth background on the African agricultural economy and the position of smallholders suppliers, SMEs and business in this,
This Guidance sets out the steps companies involved in minerals supply chains should take to identify and address actual or potential risks in order to prevent or mitigate adverse impacts associated with their activities. It provides guidance on how they can apply due diligence for responsible supply chains of minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas as an on-going, proactive and reactive process through which they respect human rights and do not contribute to conflict.
This interactive guide discusses the environmental and social risks and impacts associated with a number of agricultural commodities, which are among the most prominent drivers of deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and water depletion and pollution.It clarifies actions investors and companies should take to reduce agricultural supply chain risks and exposure. It also contains additional resources, such as downloadeable guides.
This guide aims to help enterprises observe standards of responsible business conduct and undertake due diligence along agricultural supply chains in order to ensure that their operations contribute to sustainable development. It provides information on
• a model enterprise policy outlining the standards that enterprises should observe to build responsible agricultural supply chains,
This report provides guidance for development finance institutions and investors seeking to understand and manage environmental and social issues responsibly at different stages of the value chain. It provides
• information on ways investors can expand the scope of due diligence to further improve E&S risk management and drive value through supply chains,
• initial and practical information about the links between upstream and downstream actors in the value chain, including primary producers and project-affected communities, and
This guide is primarily intended for private equity and real asset investors seeking to improve the risk profile of their portfolios and maximise their returns by investing in companies that manage their supply chains effectively. It provides information on what to look for and on how to engage with companies on E&S risks in supply chains.
This guide provides a practical framework for identifying and managing risks with regard to stakeholder engagement activities to ensure companies play a role in avoiding and addressing adverse impacts as defined in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The guidance also includes an assessment framework for industry to evaluate their stakeholder engagement performance and targeted guidance for specific stakeholder groups such as indigenous peoples, women, workers and artisanal and small scale miners.
This guide discusses USAID’s recommendations for best practices related to the due diligence and structuring of land-based investments, with the goal of reducing risks and facilitating responsible projects that benefit both the private sector and local communities. This guide is also designed to help companies identify practical steps to align their policies and actions with international policy consensus on land governance and land rights.