In 2011 companies’ supply chains will gain greater importance, irrespective of the size of businesses involved.
The primary driver of this trend is taking recognised measurements for water consumption, waste and greenhouse gas emissions and applying them to a company’s supply chain.
But many businesses are finding this tricky for their overseas suppliers as the practical implementation of responsibility can vary from country to country.
Shirahime, a UK based ethical fashion consultancy, has published a guide to responsibly sourcing textiles and clothes from India.
Despite its narrow country and industry focus, the guide is packed with advice for any business looking to find responsible goods or services suppliers from overseas. (more…)