Do we need third party responsible sourcing schemes as well as traceability tools?

It is a commonly held belief that third party responsible sourcing schemes provide traceability - in general they don't. Their role is to define what constitutes responsible production and then to provide a market for products that meet that standard. If a given brand already has a responsible raw material strategy and are working with a third party 'responsible sourcing scheme' - why would they want, or need, visibility into the extended supply-chain? The short answer is - the combination of both is more powerful than either approach in isolation.

N.B. The information contained in this entry is provided by the above supplier, and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the publisher

Related Suppliers