Traceability

DEFINITION: A concept that ensures the reliability and visibility of sustainability claims associated with products along the supply chain. Traceability ensures good practice in the areas of human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

See also: Supply chain

See also: Sustainable procurement

See also: Producer responsibility

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