Our research team follows the progress North American and European regulators are making to require companies to monitor their supply chains for violations of human rights and environmental regulations. The United States led the way with the Dodd–Frank Act in 2010 The EU will have legislation by 2021 Businesses can prepare by embracing digital tools […]
What will post-Covid global sourcing look like?
Unprecedented levels of global trade disruption and uncertainty triggered by COVID-19 make reliable forecasting all but impossible. Nevertheless, observations of trends point to several probable outcomes of this still unfolding global crisis. The near-shoring trend of 2019 can be expected to continue and accelerate. With the current crisis further underscoring the risk of supply chains keeping […]
More than half of EU consumers have environmental impact in mind when shopping, new survey reveals
On November 28th the European Commission released its 2019 edition of the Consumer Conditions Scoreboard. It shows that the overall gap in consumer conditions is narrowing between the different regions of the EU; that consumers are more aware about their environmental footprint; and that consumer rules enable trust in the marketplace. Věra Jourová, EU Commissioner for […]