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How DICK’s Sporting Goods manages responsible sourcing

Jaclyn Jaeger | October 11, 2017

Mandatory vendor compliance programs are becoming less unusual these days, encouraged by an increasing number of companies looking to improve both their supply chains and supply-chain transparency.

One company that is requiring suppliers to show environmental sustainability and financial integrity, in addition to ensuring workers’ safety, health, and wages, is U.S.-based omni-channel retail company DICK’s Sporting Goods, which operates in more than 700 locations across the United States. In a recent Compliance Week Webinar, sponsored by global trade software provider Amber Road, Chris Bereznay, DICK’s director of global ethics and compliance, shared how to go about building a responsible sourcing program for suppliers and factories with an eye toward long-term success.

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