supply chain compliance Articles

  • Supply chain compliance and data quality

    What is supply chain compliance? For different disciplines it might mean different things. From an EH&S perspective it is a relatively new concept where a particular company has responsibility up and down their supply chain for the compliance of their raw materials, finished goods, as well was what has been done for their end users and of course end of life, disposal or take back, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Improving Social and Ethical Compliance in the Supply Chain

    This white paper from BSI Entropy International’s CEO, Hewitt Roberts, provides an overview of the drivers for improving social and ethical performance of a company’s suppliers and the significant benefits of implementing web-based purpose-built management system software solutions to do so. Abstract In recent years, competitive pressures, globalization and increasingly discerning ...


    By BSI

  • Address critical supply chain EH&S compliance and risk management concerns

    Today, environmental issues across the supply chain are high priorities for operational risk and compliance management. Many companies are scrutinizing products such as chemicals and other hazardous materials and seeking higher standards for environmental health and safety (EH&S) regulatory compliance requirements. Given the heightened emphasis on EH&S across the business community, ...


    By 3E Company

  • GHS and its impact on supply chain risk management and compliance

    The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals, or GHS — developed by a United Nations committee of experts — seeks to facilitate international trade through standardized classification and labeling of chemicals and to improve the overall clarity of available hazard information. Because of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) impending ...


    By 3E Company

  • Evaluating supply chain EH&S compliance and risk management

    Operational risk and compliance management is increasingly focused on environmental issues across the supply chain. As companies strive to deliver sustainable ongoing improvements in compliance and risk management, they are closely scrutinizing the management of products in the enterprise, especially chemicals and other hazardous materials, with a special emphasis on fulfilling requirements in ...


    By 3E Company

  • How Assent Compliance Helps Prevent Human Trafficking in Supply Chains [VIDEO]

    With the release of the U.S. Department of State’s Responsible Sourcing Tool, companies now have a framework they can use to comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation’s (FAR’s) rule to combat trafficking in persons. However, companies still need help implementing this framework and executing their compliance program. Assent Compliance’s Anti-Human Trafficking Module ...


    By Assent Compliance Inc.

  • Supply Chain Information Management: Why Content Is King…

    Supply chain compliance can be turned into a competitive advantage, say Kami Blake and Kirsten Wallerstedt of 3E Company Data is playing an increasingly important role in today’s supply chain product compliance initiatives but, given its complexity, many questions surround its use and optimisation. Organisations often question the scope of their data – or conversely, ...


    By 3E Company

  • Auto Supply Chains Facing Increased Scrutiny

    Few industries face the same level of increased environmental scrutiny as the automotive industry, according to a column by 3E Company solutions engineer Kami Blake, published on Chemical Watch. Expanding environmental compliance requirements, ecological mandates and nongovernmental organization watch groups are all ...


    By 3E Company

  • Policy Management – DCSCA – Drug Supply Chain Integrity

    When the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) was signed by President Obama on November 27, 2013, advocates hoped that the confusing patchwork of State laws governing drug pedigree and tracing would finally be replaced by a comprehensive solution for the ‘3T’s’ (Transaction History, Transaction Statement, and Transaction Information) of the increasingly complex pharmaceutical ...


    By Convergepoint

  • How to avoid buying in supply chain risk

    In an article first published on the Supply Management blog, Altius Managing Director Gary Plant advises on six vital steps procurement managers can take to cut supplier risk. A survey of Chief Procurement Officers (CPOs) has revealed that supplier risk is a major concern. 45% of CPOs responding to the Global Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Data Survey conducted by Consero Group, named ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Protecting reputation across your supply chain

    In the words of Benjamin Franklin:  "It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it." Some of the key risks that can expose businesses to reputational damage are: health and safety, environmental performance, operational disruption and commercial problems. While many companies have these risks well controlled within their own business, there can be ...


    By Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd

  • Reputation Management and Quality Assurance throughout the Supply Chain

    Consumer driven economies abound, which is good news for retailers, manufacturers and brand owners, as well as criminals and fraudsters. How can the consumer goods industry protect itself from unscrupulous operators within the supply chain? The emergence and proliferation of global brands, international manufacturing and ever-growing supply chains, not only increase opportunities for ...


    By SGS

  • Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

    In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls. Trend toward Environmental Commitment Almost immediately, polluters found themselves subject to litigation, for example, a group of chemical companies subjected to compensation demands for about US$26 million (1). China is supporting victims of ...


    By SGS

  • Carbon Labelling: Impacting the Entire Supply Chain

    Carbon labeling is likely to be a powerful tool for informing consumers about the climate impacts of their  purchasing decisions, but generating and interpreting the data for an accurate  label is not without its challenges. Enhesa’s August 2011 webinar, attended by  over 200 EHS professionals, explored the potential effect of carbon labeling throughout  the entire ...

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Free guide shows energy managers how to build compliant supply chains

    How energy and environmental managers can reduce risk and increase supply chain compliance Supplier assessment and assurance specialist Altius has published a free guide to supply chain compliance to help energy and environmental managers focus on performance ...

  • More than penalty avoidance - the role of the MSDS throughout the supply chain

    Environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance programs are typically geared toward delivering continuous improvement in performance and/or reducing risk. Companies that want to deliver sustainable ongoing improvements in compliance associated with handling chemicals are best advised to take a full-lifecycle approach to understanding and managing chemical product compliance across the ...


    By 3E Company

  • Strengthening product stewardship throughout the supply chain: A full life-cycle approach

    Kami Blake of 3E Company looks at the issue in managing EH&S data in the chemicals industry As regulations increase in number, scope and complexity, environmental, health and safety (EH&S) compliance is fast becoming a major concern that spans virtually every industry. All companies are increasingly affected by and subject to more stringent EH&S regulations and are being faced with ...


    By 3E Company

  • Introducing the environmental profile of green supply chains to assess their environmental capability

    Environmental assessment of supply chains is a key research field to provide organisations the opportunity of identifying improvements and measuring the effect of investments in greening products and processes. The focus on supply chain management is growing as a leverage to compete in global markets and handle the always more pressing environmental regulations. The paper describes a study to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • New eco-operation study sheds light on supply chain sustainability

    Achieving verifiable sustainability throughout the supply and demand chain can be a daunting task for any company, especially for those who have a substantial amount of partners involved from top to bottom. As global product manufacturers are now placing more emphasis on being competitive and environmentally conscious as a result of social, economic and regulatory factors, pressure has mounted ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

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