Research by well-recognised institutions shows that sustainability is an emerging megatrend.
Companies across the world are choosing business partners that tie in well with their sustainability efforts. They choose companies that are in for the long-term and can demonstrate that they benefit from the transition to the green economy, responding to climate, demographic, technological change and political developments.
With this section we demonstrate, through case studies, how companies are using the GRI Standards to clear their supply chains:
1) of practices that harm the environment (by using GRI 308 Supplier Environmental Assessment in combination with other GRI environmental standards)
2) of issues such as occupational health and safety, diversity and equal opportunity, child labour, forced or compulsory labour (by using GRI 414 Supplier Social Assessment in combination with other GRI social standards).