Supply Chain Risks
Suppliers are crucial business partners for aid organizations seeking to achieve their mission efficiently. Aid organizations must buy vast quantities of items like tents, mosquito nets, and medicines. However, just like the corporate world, the aid industry faces the reality that supply chains also create problematic working conditions, community pollution, risks for corruption, and more. More
One of the features of a basic program is a set of supplier standards stating the organization's expectations when it comes to labor, health and safety, pollution, and corruption. An organization should also conduct risk assessments, due diligence, and monitor performance, but such clear standards are key.
Include social and environmental standards
Limit unapproved subcontracting
Use plain language
Pursue uniformity where possible