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:
Audience members received information about the requirements of the GRI G4 system and some tips about what information procurement professionals, in particular, are responsible for. A number of audience members asked questions about how best to start collecting information from suppliers. In his answers, Kuhn stressed the need to incentivize suppliers to share information and not just issue continuous unrewarded information demands.
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