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ESG’s Impact on Supply Chains

Recently, I had a conversation with a supplier preparing for their first social audit. As this was new for them, they believed social compliance audits were a recent development. However, ethical sourcing auditing has its roots in the early-mid 20th century, with pioneers like Intertek initiating them in the 90s.

Today, integrating responsible sourcing practices into an ESG strategy is paramount. This Sedex article delves into ESG's impact on supply chains, highlighting challenges and future directions.

For those seeking assistance with social compliance audits Intertek is here to support your organization's ESG initiatives with our Social Responsibility Solutions (

Overall, Environmental Social Governance (ESG) has become an essential part of any successful supply chain strategy today – one that will only become more important as we move closer towards 2024 and beyond.


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