SCA-Emp Diagnostic Toolkit
Sustainable, ethical supply chains: balancing people and profit
The ESRC funded SCA-Emp project aimed to achieve ethical human resource and procurement practices and transparency through the supply chain.
The toolkit was produced as a result of evidence that showed firms often knew little about the labour standards or HR practices of their suppliers or how to improve them.
To address this problem, the SCA-Emp team developed a diagnostic toolkit, co-produced with practitioners and implemented by employer bodies and organisations in UK, Brazil, South Africa and Ethiopia to self-assess HR, accounting and procurement practices.
Use of the toolkit has led to increased transparency and knowledge transfer across supply chains and resulted in improvements in competitiveness, productivity and profits, and most importantly, better labour standards for companies and their suppliers.
The toolkit has been used by managers in accounting, HR, procurement and supply chain management for strategy planning, team building, and for bringing suppliers and customers ‘on board’ with organisational goals.
Managers can assess progress against a range of statements, make plans for improvements, and then print ‘dashboard’ style reports and action plans.
To access the excel version of the free toolkit (in English, Portuguese or Amharic), contact Professor Pauline Dibben firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Juliana Meira email@example.com for further information.
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