Posted by Stuart Bell

Guide to human rights risk assessment in supply chains

Assessing the risks in your supply chain can feel like an overwhelming task. But taken in stages and using good quality information, it is possible to identify issues and focus on the most serious for follow up activities, whether through targeted audits, support for suppliers, or more in-depth human rights impact assessments. 

This guide covers the practical steps to take – starting with mapping supply chains, identifying risks within countries, sectors and at site level, and finally determining the significance of those risks in order to focus resources on the most important.