SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Resilinc Corp., the leading provider of supply chain resiliency solutions, today announced the immediate availability of SupplyIntelTM CSR ModuleTM to help companies interested in taking a proactive stand to protect against threats to their brand arising from inadequate management systems, controls and governance processes involving labor, ethics, and environmental compliance and sustainability.
Most companies have internal corporate policies regarding use of child labor or slave labor, bonded labor, sweat shops and working conditions, minimum pay and employee health, and environment friendly sustainable practices. However, recent examples have shown that companies need to address these issues not only within their own factories and businesses but also outside the four walls by including their direct and sub-tier suppliers.
Increasingly, companies are being held accountable for the conduct of their suppliers and vendors. Apple and its contract manufacturer, Flextronics, provide a recent example. When poor working conditions at Flextronics’ factories became public knowledge, Apple received negative publicity which affected its brand. Prior to that, employee suicides at another contract manufacturer, Foxconn in China, also had a negative impact on Apple’s brand.