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Sustainable Procurement Academy

Getting you started on CSR, Sustainability and Sustainable Procurement

  • CSR Assessment

    A CSR assessment is an evaluation of how well a company has integrated the principles of CSR into their business. An assessment program is a first step into an ongoing monitoring process

  • Corporate Social Responsibility

    Corporate social responsibility is an organization’s responsibility for the impacts of its decisions and activities on society and the environment, through transparent and ethical behavior

  • Supplier Code Of Conduct

    A supplier code of conduct is created for the purpose of ensuring that a company’s suppliers are working in responsible and environmentally-friendly conditions

  • Supplier Evaluation

    A Supplier evaluation refers to the process of evaluating and approving potential suppliers by quantitative and qualitative assessment.

  • Sustainability Reporting

    Sustainability reporting enables organizations to consider their impacts on a wide range of sustainability issues. This enables them to be more transparent about the risks and opportunities they face.

  • Sustainable Procurement

    Sustainable procurement is the adoption and integration of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) principles – including Environmental and Ethical criteria into your procurement processes

  • Sustainable Procurement Guide

    This guide gives you answers to frequently and commonly asked questions on sustainable procurement

  • Sustainable Sourcing

    Sustainable Sourcing, also called “Responsible sourcing”, is the integration of social, ethical and environmental performance factors into the process of selecting suppliers

Procurement Accountability Laws by Country

  • Australia and New South Wales Modern Slavery Act

    Publicly listed companies doing business in Australia are required to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement.

  • Kyoto Protocol

    Kyoto Protocol operationalizes the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by committing industrialized countries to limit and reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in accordance with agreed individual targets. In its Annex B, the Kyoto Protocol sets binding emission reduction targets for 36 industrialized countries and the European Union.

  • AMLD IV

    AMLD IV (EU) is the European Union Anti-Money Laundering Directive that reinforces EU rules to prevent the use of financial systems for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing.

  • Conflict Minerals Regulation

    Agreement is set to ensure sustainable sourcing for 95 percent of all EU imports of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold. This regulation aims to stop the financing of armed groups in developing countries through the trade of tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold. The agreement on the Regulation, brokered by the Commission, will ensure that the vast majority of these minerals and metals imported to the EU are sourced responsibly.

  • Directive 2014/95/EU

    This directive aims to enhance the transparency of the social and environmental information provided by undertakings in all sectors. Mandating that businesses divulge information on sustainability such as social and environmental factors, with a view to identifying sustainability risks and increasing investor and consumer trust.

  • Kyoto Protocol

    Kyoto Protocol operationalizes the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by committing industrialized countries to limit and reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in accordance with agreed individual targets. In its Annex B, the Kyoto Protocol sets binding emission reduction targets for 36 industrialized countries and the European Union.

  • Devoir de Vigilance (Duty of Care)

    This law was created to establish an obligation of vigilance on the part of parent companies and ordering companies with regard to their subsidiaries, subcontractors and suppliers, thereby making transnational companies responsible for preventing the occurrence of tragedies in France and abroad and to obtain reparations for the victims in the event of damage to human rights and the environment.

  • Kyoto Protocol

    Kyoto Protocol operationalizes the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by committing industrialized countries to limit and reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in accordance with agreed individual targets. In its Annex B, the Kyoto Protocol sets binding emission reduction targets for 36 industrialized countries and the European Union.

  • International Labor Organization Conventions

    International labor standards are legal instruments drawn up by the United Nations International Labor Organization’s constituents (governments, employers and workers) and setting out basic principles and rights at work. They are either conventions, which are legally binding international treaties that may be ratified by member states, or recommendations, which serve as non-binding guidelines. The ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States, to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men.

  • Anti-Bribery Convention

    The OECD Anti-Bribery Convention establishes legally binding standards to criminalise bribery of foreign public officials in international business transactions and provides for a host of related measures that make this effective. It is the first and only international anti-corruption instrument focused on the ‘supply side’ of the bribery transaction. The 36 OECD countries and 8 non-OECD countries – Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru, Russia and South Africa – have adopted this Convention.

  • Bribery Act 2010

    UK Bribery Act of 2010. An Act to make provision about offences relating to bribery; and for connected purposes. Allowing penalties of an individual or a company with any link to the United Kingdom no matter where the crime occurred.

  • Environmental Protection Act 1990

    An Act to make provision for the improved control of pollution arising from certain industrial and other processes.

  • Kyoto Protocol

    Kyoto Protocol operationalizes the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by committing industrialized countries to limit and reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in accordance with agreed individual targets. In its Annex B, the Kyoto Protocol sets binding emission reduction targets for 36 industrialized countries and the European Union.

  • The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974

    The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 is the primary piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Great Britain.

  • UK Modern Slavery Act

    The UK modern slavery act is one of the most far reaching pieces of legislation in the world addressing issues of modern slavery. It consolidates current slavery and human trafficking offences, and introduces new preventive measures, support systems and a regulatory body.

  • California Transparency in Supply Chains Act

    The California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, which became effective on January 1, 2012, empowers California consumers to join the fight against human trafficking by giving them access to information about retailers’ and manufacturers’ efforts to eradicate such labor practices from their supply chains.

  • Dodd-Frank Act: Section 1502

    The Dodd Frank Act Section 1502 requires publicly traded companies to ensure that the raw materials they use to make their products are not tied to the conflict in Congo, auditing their supply chains.

  • Federal Acquisition Regulation

    U.S Federal Government Contractors are required to submit compliance plans to prevent labor abuse and trafficking in contracting and subcontracting activities.

  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

    The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 was enacted for the purpose of making it unlawful for certain classes of persons and entities to make payments to foreign government officials to assist in obtaining or retaining business.

  • Kyoto Protocol

    Kyoto Protocol operationalizes the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by committing industrialized countries to limit and reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions in accordance with agreed individual targets. In its Annex B, the Kyoto Protocol sets binding emission reduction targets for 36 industrialized countries and the European Union.

  • Occupational Safety and Health Act

    Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 was created to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women in the United States.