Responsible Sourcing

Ensure third parties are operating in compliance with environmental, health and safety and human rights requirements, while adhering to the highest of ethical standards. Protect your brand reputation and equity, and drive corporate responsibility.

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The Backdrop

Responsible sourcing is back up the boardroom agenda as it is so tightly connected to brand reputation, and a natural extension of an organization’s commitment to corporate responsibility.

One bad apple in a third party network can lead to a substantial amount of adverse publicity, damaging a company’s reputation and brand value. Research suggests that corporate reputation makes up 33% of the market value of the FTSE 100, making reputation an important business asset to protect.

We see examples in the headlines every day from child labor being exposed in clothing factories in Myanmar, to environmentally damaging and unsustainable palm oil production in Indonesia. Regulatory scrutiny is escalating, and that combined with informed consumers, powerful advocacy groups and the power of social media mean that unethical third party and supply networks are bad for business.

Regulatory Drivers

There is a growing body of regulation that focuses on supply chains in an effort to support the elimination of slavery and trafficking, environmental crime and conflict minerals from business conduct and sourcing. Regulations include: The UK Modern Slavery Act; The Federal Acquisition Register’s anti-trafficking provisions; California Transparency in Supply Chain Act; Dodd-Frank’s Conflict Minerals provisions.

How We Help

Aravo Solutions was a pioneer in responsible sourcing and has delivered comprehensive solutions for companies with the most complex third party and supply networks in the world.

This pre-packaged solution approach allows your organization to be up and running in just weeks, not months, delivering a comprehensive responsible sourcing compliance program.