Responsible Sourcing

Gain greater visibility into your supply chain to ensure your materials and components are sourced ethically and environmentally-friendly

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  • One solution for the entire supply chain
  • A survey tool that grows with your supply chain
  • Save time by sending out a high volume of questionnaires with a large reach
  • High response rates from your suppliers through easy to use tool
  • Easy export of responses
  • Real time data and reporting
  • Easy, quick and user-friendly setup

Our Responsible Sourcing Solutions

iPoint’s software enhances your supply chain management and gives you greater visibility and control throughout your supply chain. It helps you identify and mitigate the risks of negative impacts like inadequate labor conditions or environmentally damaging sourcing practices, thus protecting your brand reputation.

 

Benefits

  • One solution for the entire supply chain
  • A survey tool that grows with your supply chain
  • Save time by sending out a high volume of questionnaires with a large reach
  • Easy to use tool fosters high response rates from your suppliers
  • Easy export of responses
  • Get the data you need and report in real time
  • Easy, quick and user-friendly setup

Features

  • Manage supplier risk based on provided responses and related ratings
  • Collect, analyze, report, and monitor any type of data, documents, and declarations of your suppliers with a high degree of automation
  • Validate data against customizable checks related to supplier responses and known data (“red flags”)
  • Collect critical information from your supply chain where industry standards don’t exist
  • Send out campaigns to your suppliers requesting one or multiple questionnaires

Functionalities

  • Dashboard to get a quick overview of your campaigns
  • Results in real time
  • Response management: evaluation and acceptance handling
  • Pre-formulated questions in multiple languages
  • Guided request answering process for suppliers, including the possibility to attach supporting or requested documents
  • Data export into exchangeable formats like Excel, PDF, or RAW data (JSON)​

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iPoint Conflict Minerals – Source responsibly

  • Manage and ensure the conflict minerals status of your products globally
  • Save time and effort by fully automating and integrating iPoint Conflict Minerals with your business processes
  • Increase the efficiency of your supply chain integration and risk management
  • Improve your smelter management

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iPoint Supply Chain Survey – Know your suppliers

  • Collect data – not only answers
  • Easily adapt to your growing needs
  • Track and analyze your supplier responses
  • Be prepared for upcoming challenges

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How to collect information from your supply chain

iPoint Supply Chain Survey

When it comes to collecting information from your supply chain, having certain industry standards, such as the Conflict Minerals Reporting Template (CMRT) is very helpful. However, how do you collect information where a standard may not exist? In this video you will learn how you can use iPoint Supply Chain Survey to collect critical information from your supply chain.

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Homeland Security and Your Supply Chain

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Source responsibly

iPoint Conflict Minerals

Cobalt, EU-3TG and Sanctioned Entities – Why you should establish proactive business practices to manage the shift from conflict minerals compliance to responsible sourcing.

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What is Responsible Sourcing?

Going beyond compliance

Responsible sourcing has become an integral part of the corporate sustainability agenda and effective supply chain management.

More and more companies are going beyond mere compliance by establishing proactive business practices. With the goal of managing the shift from legislation-driven conflict minerals compliance to purpose-driven responsible sourcing, they are voluntarily committing to ethical and environmentally-friendly sourcing practices in their supply chain.

Areas of responsible sourcing

Companies’ responsible sourcing practices in their supply chain can include, for example, ensuring that the workers involved in the manufacturing process are treated according to applicable human and labor rights and that they are paid a fair wage, that factories are safe and clean environments to work in, that the parts do not contain minerals that contribute to conflict, and that all other negative environmental and social impacts of production on the workers and the surrounding communities are considered and mitigated.

How to set up a responsible sourcing program

The Guide to Responsible Sourcing of the International Chamber of Commerce distinguishes six steps that companies of all sizes, sectors, and regions can take to define, develop and improve their own responsible sourcing approach:

  1. Select suitable suppliers
  2. Set clear expectations on compliance with the law
  3. Integrate responsible sourcing into buying practices
  4. Support suppliers in setting their own business standards
  5. Track supplier compliance
  6. Manage stakeholder expectations and reporting

iPoint can support you along all of these steps with our responsible sourcing solutions.

 

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