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Supply Chain Compliance: CUSMA

Supply Chain Compliance: CUSMA

Nowadays, trade agreements shape not only international commerce, but development and progress in certain industries. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (TMEC), successor to NAFTA, represents a landmark trade deal aimed at fostering economic integration among the North American partners. Among its various provisions, TMEC introduces new standards for supply chain management, posing challenges and opportunities for companies operating within its framework.

Germany Takes First Steps in Implementing CSRD: What You Need to Know

Germany Takes First Steps in Implementing CSRD: What You Need to Know

As one of the first adopters of European supply chain…

An Introduction to EU Forced Labour Regulation  

An Introduction to EU Forced Labour Regulation  

On the 13 March 2024, the European Union agreed to adopt legislation…

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…

Greenstalling: how to avoid the latest net-zero business barrier

Greenstalling: how to avoid the latest net-zero business barrier

You may have heard of greenwashing – but are you…

Brilliant ways to improve your sustainability credentials and grow your business

Brilliant ways to improve your sustainability credentials and grow your business

In today’s competitive business landscape, sustainability isn’t just a trend—it’s…

The 5 qualities of a perfect supplier

The 5 qualities of a perfect supplier

What does the perfect supplier look like in the eyes…

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

Our OECD Best Practice Infographic outlines the 6 steps to…

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…

Best Practice for Navigating Evolving Risks in Global Supply Chains : Strategies for an Interconnected World

Best Practice for Navigating Evolving Risks in Global Supply Chains : Strategies for an Interconnected World

In an increasingly interconnected world, where commerce knows no borders and supply chains span continents, the business landscape can be full of opportunity, but also fraught with risk.  

The New GRI 14 Mining Standard: Collaboration, Transparency and Accountability for the Industry

The New GRI 14 Mining Standard: Collaboration, Transparency and Accountability for the Industry

Mining and minerals play an integral role in modern societies.…

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…