This FIBS Webinar will provide practical examples of how to:
- Audit your suppliers in challenging and disruptive times – how can remote audit protocols and techniques help when you cannot visit sites for example during the current COVID-19 crisis.
- Use new digital technologies to supplement your traditional supplier auditing and provide an overall assurance of compliance, information to support product claims and sustainability in your global supply chains.
- Drive longer term supply chain resilience and sustainability in your supply chains by designing and implementing an overall supply chain assurance approach including but not limited to supplier audits.
Supply chain assurance is evolving rapidly and with it the role of the supplier audit as one important component of assuring compliance, sustainability and generating trust with stakeholders including end consumers.
In this context most leading companies are seeking to get more value from their audit activities in terms of: more efficient direction of limited audit resources and spend; more meaningful data & insights “beyond compliance” that can lead to long term improvements in supply chains; and leveraging such data to add material value to their end products and services.
In the immediate term the current COVID-19 crisis has challenged supplier auditing implementation in a number of practical ways: most simply how to get audits done when travel to sites is either not possible or disrupted; secondly what other sources of data could help a robust assurance of the priority issues; finally how can companies get more value from supplier audits as part of a wider assurance effort to create a genuinely more sustainable and resilient supply chain.
We will provide insights into how leading companies are navigating this complex and changing context in order to meet short term needs without falling behind the evolving next practices that will ultimately create most value in their supply chains.
The event is aimed at all professionals in the field of corporate responsibility and supply chain management who wish to learn more about the subject.
Paul McNeillis has worked for over 20 years in sustainability consulting and software advising leading companies globally on sustainability strategy with a specific focus on supply chain and product sustainability. He currently leads DNV GL’s advisory and assessment practices which include work advising companies on ensuring the long term sustainability and resilience of their organisations and supply chains.
The event is included in FIBS membership fee
Miira Kokkonen, +358443673632, miira.kokkonen(a)fibsry.fi