Supply Chain



Experts: How ESG materiality assessments impact compliance


Transparency in environmental, social, and governance reporting has become an important goal, with materiality assessments impacting compliance outcomes, experts said during CW’s virtual ESG Summit.

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Experts: SEC or not, Scope 3 GHG disclosure requirements coming


The actions of companies like Amazon and new legislation passed in California prove it’s no longer a question of if companies will be required to disclose their greenhouse gas emissions—it’s a question of when, experts told attendees at CW’s virtual ESG Summit.

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New OFAC sanctions expand clamps on Russia tech supply chain


The Office of Foreign Assets Control widened its area of focus to disrupt Russia’s technology supply chain with new sanctions announced against entities in Finland and Turkey.



SEC’s Gensler mum on timing of climate rule, says ‘important issues’ around Scope 3 requirements


Gary Gensler, despite being put on the spot by a member of Congress, declined to provide an update on when the Securities and Exchange Commission might approve its climate-related disclosure rule for public companies.



Large companies in crosshairs early under German Supply Chain Act


Amazon, IKEA, and Volkswagen were among the companies targeted in the first round of complaints under the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act—an early indication nongovernmental organizations will seek to hold big businesses accountable for alleged human rights violations.

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Webcast: Unearthing environmental risk in timber supply chains using public records

2023-08-31T14:00:00+01:00Provided by

Public records can do a lot to help companies map their supply chains and understand where they are exposed to environmental risk along the way.



CPE Webcast: Five human capital strategies that win

2023-08-29T13:00:00+01:00Provided by Avetta

Discover how leading companies are leveraging human capital management to create a strong connection between employee well-being, sustainable and secure operations, and ESG objectives.



CPE Webcast: Insights from the German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act

2023-07-13T11:00:00+01:00Provided by

The German Supply Chain Due Diligence Act (LkSG) is part of a growing focus on corporate environmental, social, and governance performance by governments and regulators.

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TPRM Summit takeaways: Tech risks, board and audit relationships


The impact of new technologies like generative artificial intelligence on the third-party risk management landscape was among the points of discussion addressed at Compliance Week’s TPRM Summit in Atlanta.

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e-Book: ESG survey: Social risks, blind spots, and barriers

2023-06-08T13:20:00+01:00Provided by

This free e-Book explores why companies understand the social risks in their supply chains posed by corruption, inequality, and employment standards but don’t always fully recognize less visible risks such as forced and child labor.

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Survey: Social risks in supply chain prove vexing for GRC professionals


Respondents to a survey conducted by the International Compliance Association said they were confident they understood and are properly monitoring the social risks in their companies’ supply chains, though blind spots regarding cultures and strategic plans remain.

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CW2023: CBP official on early impact of Uyghur forced labor law


Customs agents have flagged thousands of products marked as made in Malaysia, Vietnam, or elsewhere in accordance with the UFLPA, an official from U.S. Customs and Border Protection shared during a panel at Compliance Week’s 2023 National Conference.

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Chapter 4: Customers’ cooperation key to Flex’s 2030 sustainability strategy


Reaching a meeting of the minds with customers is essential to Flex achieving its long-term goals. The company’s president of manufacturing and services discusses its investment in sustainability solutions and progress to be made in remanufacturing.



Chapter 3: Criticality of preferred suppliers in supporting Flex’s sustainability efforts


Reducing Scope 3 emissions can’t be done without buy-in from critical suppliers. Flex’s VP of procurement and supply chain management discusses the company’s work two years into its stated sustainability commitments.

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Chapter 2: ‘All in the same family’: How Flex’s 100-plus facilities align on sustainability


The global sustainability team at Flex is “the connectors” across the enterprise, said program head Barjouth Aguilar. Company leaders share observations, strategies, and technologies driving their coordinated sustainability efforts.

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Chapter 1: New Flex CEO drives renewed focus on sustainability


The year Revathi Advaithi came on board as chief executive officer of Flex proved to be a hinge point for the global manufacturer’s sustainability strategy as it set science-based targets to hit by 2030.


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Canada approves supply chain law for large companies


Large Canadian businesses must meet new supply chain rules starting in January that are designed to prevent products tainted by forced and child labor from entering the country.


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Lawmakers pressure SEC to examine Shein’s sourcing practices before IPO


Two dozen lawmakers have demanded the Securities and Exchange Commission require an independent third party to verify fast-fashion retailer Shein does not use Uyghur forced labor before allowing it to go public.

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e-Book: Best practices for navigating global supply chain laws

2023-04-24T01:33:00+01:00Provided by

Despite legislation aimed at preventing labor and other human rights abuses in supply chains taking force in major countries including the United Kingdom, United States, Germany, and France, many companies are struggling to comply.


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​Seagate fined record $300M over export business with Huawei


Seagate will pay the largest stand-alone administrative penalty in the history of the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security for violating export control restrictions against Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.

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Webcast: Enhancing Xinjiang forced labor risk assessments

2023-04-20T14:00:00+01:00Provided by

The Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act has been in full effect for almost a year now, but U.S. importers continue to face the daunting task of auditing their supply chains for nonobvious inputs mined, produced, or manufactured wholly or in part in Xinjiang.

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Webcast: Global supply chain impact on risk management

2023-04-06T14:00:00+01:00Provided by

This webinar will explore the risk and opportunities as organizations rethink their supply chains and seek to build in greater transparency and resilience.



Book review: Why revamping procurement benefits business—and compliance


In “Profit from the Source,” four Boston Consulting Group thought leaders argue why procurement should be shaping corporate strategy, not just supporting it. Author Daniel Weise tells Compliance Week why such a transformation would elevate compliance, too.

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Ethical culture strengthened by 2022 challenges, survey finds


LRN’s annual ethics and compliance benchmarking report found most respondents—85 percent—said their company’s ethical culture has been strengthened, not weakened, in facing the Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s war in Ukraine, supply chain disruptions, and more.

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CPE Webcast: TPRM - ESG compliance and German Supply Chain Act

2023-01-31T14:00:00+00:00Provided by

Increasing compliance requirements, including from the German Supply Chain Act, pending Securities and Exchange Commission guidelines, and European Union directives, require a programmatic approach to managing third-party and supply chain risk.

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Good faith not good enough in navigating global supply chain laws


Differences in the level of duty of vigilance among supply chain legislation in countries including the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany mean best efforts to root out and stop slave labor and other worker exploitation are not enough, according to experts.



Webcast: Prioritizing supply chain risk management in 2023: A look ahead

2023-01-19T14:00:00+00:00Provided by

Looking ahead at 2023, it will be more important than ever for organizations to manage their supplier risk.



Ten things I’d like to see happen in 2023 (2022 in review)


Expect big developments for the compliance profession in 2022 to continue to take center stage in the year ahead, including CCO certifications, climate-related disclosures, and more.

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CPE Webcast: 2023 predictions for finance and accounting

2022-12-14T14:00:00+00:00Provided by

As organizations plan for continued supply chain disruptions, talent scarcity, and market uncertainty, accounting leaders are finding ways to innovate, automate, and scale to meet organizational demands.



Compliance budgets, staffing brace for impact of recession prep efforts


Respondents to our “Inside the Mind of the CCO” survey whose businesses are anticipating an economic recession note smaller budgets and the delay of new initiatives among efforts already undertaken to cut costs.



CPE Webcast: Future of auditing, certification, and management systems

2022-12-07T14:00:00+00:00Provided by Avetta

This presentation will provide a certification body leader’s perspective on where compliance meets service delivery and how this delivery and the value of compliance and conformance certification is set to change in the coming years.



U.S. law to stop Uyghur forced labor remains compliance challenge


It’s been six months since the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act took effect, and businesses are no clearer today on how to comply with it, those familiar with the law said.