In a speech at the Institute for Supply Management’s annual Conference in Las Vegas, NV, firm President Robert Kuhn told the audience of supply chain professionals that they play a key role in helping their companies report corporate environmental and social performance information. According to Kuhn, a variety of stakeholders, including consumers, government bodies, and NGOs have all contributed to the atmosphere of increased pressure to track and report non-financial information, much of which comes from supply chain partners.
In his talk, Kuhn advised those in attendance to:
- first determine what social and environmental impacts are material to their business
- scan the supply chain stakeholder universe thoroughly in order to involve all relevant stakeholders in the process, and
- take time to understand and make use of the latest Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reporting framework, which includes the G4 Guidelines and Implementation Manual.