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Utilities Dynamic Market and Dynamic Market Notice : Everything You Need to Know

Utilities Dynamic Market and Dynamic Market Notice : Everything You Need to Know

The Procurement Act 2023 (expected to go-live in Oct 2024)…

An update on the CSDDD – what it now means for businesses and what is likely to happen next 

An update on the CSDDD – what it now means for businesses and what is likely to happen next 

You could be forgiven for losing track of where things…

Brilliant ways to improve your sustainability credentials and grow your business

Brilliant ways to improve your sustainability credentials and grow your business

Here are six impactful ways for suppliers looking to improve their sustainability credentials and grow their business:

The 5 qualities of a perfect supplier

The 5 qualities of a perfect supplier

What does the perfect supplier look like in the eyes…

Complexity in Natural Resources: The Benefits of a Unified Approach to Supplier Risk Management

Complexity in Natural Resources: The Benefits of a Unified Approach to Supplier Risk Management

Natural resources come from diverse and remote locations. Extracting, processing, and transporting them involves complex supply chains and many stakeholders.

The differences between Lieferkettengesetz (LKSG) and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD).

The differences between Lieferkettengesetz (LKSG) and the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD).

Understanding the differences and similarities between these two pieces of…

The case for AI in supply chain management

The case for AI in supply chain management

This blog focuses on the role of AI in Supply…

The Profitability of Sustainability – Putting a P into ESG 

The Profitability of Sustainability – Putting a P into ESG 

What is the business case for sustainability? In our latest…

The role of collaboration and technology in building a safer work environment in the energy sector

The role of collaboration and technology in building a safer work environment in the energy sector

The energy industry’s inherent hazards, coupled with reliance on various…

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) 

Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) 

The world of sustainability is awash with acronyms and it…

How to adopt an OECD-aligned due diligence approach for CSDDD: An Achilles Step By Step Guide

How to adopt an OECD-aligned due diligence approach for CSDDD: An Achilles Step By Step Guide

The Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD) specifies six steps…

Getting prepared for Lieferkettengesetz and avoiding BAFA reporting headaches

Getting prepared for Lieferkettengesetz and avoiding BAFA reporting headaches

A key element of the Lieferkettengesetz is the completion of…