Why work with the supply chain?

  • Take responsibility for all parts of the business

  • Increased profitability and a stronger brand

  • Adaptation to legislation and procurement requirements

  • Create a competitive advantage

Why work with the supply chain?

  • Take responsibility for all parts of the business

  • Increased profitability and a stronger brand

  • Adaptation to legislation and procurement requirements

  • Create a competitive advantage

Information

Integrating environmental, social and anti-corruption aspects into the supply chain is an important part of working with sustainability. It is about taking responsibility for all parts of the business, including suppliers and partners. A sustainable supply chain is also directly linked to risk minimisation of an organisation’s brand and reputation.

Our risk tool is specifically designed to map high-risk suppliers more efficient based on specific purchasing criteria and sustainability parameters. This results in a hierarchy identifying high and low-risk suppliers.

SA8000 is the leading social certification standard for factories and organisations worldwide. SA8000 measures social standards based on eight areas of labour rights and human rights.

Working with sustainability in the supply chain is a major challenge for many companies because of the complexity and global nature of today’s supply chains. We at Ethos International are experts in sustainable supply chain management and help our customers with everything from risk assessment and strategy to cost-effective monitoring via our eSAT tool. We conduct audits and supplier development including corrective action plans and trainings. We can also help companies with product safety, which is strongly connected to the supply chain.

We also offer several different trainings on sustainable supply chains, see more under Training.

Our services

Sustainable supply chain

We help you throughout the process to achieve a sustainable supply chain. We offer;

  • Strategy for a sustainable supply chain
  • Risk tools, risk analysis and risk assessment of suppliers
  • Produce and revise policies such as Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Criteria and processes for handling suppliers’ deviations from company requirements
  • Follow-up of suppliers: Self-assessment and audits
  • Checklists for site visits
  • Supplier development, such as corrective action plans (CAP) and training of suppliers

eValuate

eValuate is a web-based tool for evaluating and monitoring the supply chain. The tool evaluates sustainability risks based on international conventions and declarations and covers all areas of sustainability: the environment, labour rights, human rights, anti-corruption and governance of the areas. Read more at their website.

Audits

We have extensive experience from conducting audits in most industries and regions. We are certified according to SA8000, a global standard for inspections, at both Basic and Lead Auditor level. The advantage of hiring us as auditors is that we conduct a comprehensive sustainability audit (not only social factors) based on the organisation’s sustainability strategy. It also eliminates the risk of corruption that comes with contracting local auditors.

Integrating environmental, social and anti-corruption aspects into the supply chain is an important part of working with sustainability. It is about taking responsibility for all parts of the business, including suppliers and partners. A sustainable supply chain is also directly linked to risk minimisation of an organisation’s brand and reputation.

Our risk tool is specifically designed to map high-risk suppliers more efficient based on specific purchasing criteria and sustainability parameters. This results in a hierarchy identifying high and low-risk suppliers.

SA8000 is the leading social certification standard for factories and organisations worldwide. SA8000 measures social standards based on eight areas of labour rights and human rights.

Contact Us

Tel: 08-440 26 00

info@ethosinternational.se