ICC Guide to Responsible Sourcing

ICC Guide to Responsible Sourcing

Integrating social and environmental considerations into the supply chain.

Responsible sourcing, also referred to as supply chain responsibility, is a voluntary commitment by companies to take into account social and environmental considerations when managing their relationships with suppliers.

To help companies develop their own approaches to responsible sourcing, this guide prepared by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) provides a series of practical steps from a global and multisectoral perspective. These steps are based on real-life experiences collected from ICC member companies around the world, and can be used by companies of all sizes, sectors and regions.

The following guidance presents basic steps that companies can take to influence and monitor social and environmental performance in their global supply chains.