We are delighted to announce that we have signed the appellando declaration for protecting human rights and the environment throughout supply chains. We have also joined their alliance for grievance mechanisms in the supply chain.

Appellando’s multi-stakeholder framework aims to  harmonise grievance mechanisms worldwide and industry-wide, rather than at company or country levels. They have also organised solutions with their partners to better protect human rights and the environment in supply chains.

The appellando framework aims to acknowledge the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business Conduct in connection with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It follows a collaborative approach to harmonise standards for local and global supply chains, across businesses, commodities, industries, sectors, and locations.

We look forward to collaborating on this partnership and bringing our Ethical Trade and Responsible Sourcing Standard to the forefront. The BRCGS ETRS Standard gives consumers the reassurance they seek and workers the protection they deserve as it provides the framework for an evaluation of a site’s processes and controls and its capability and effectiveness in delivering against the principles of ethical trade and responsible sourcing. The Standard enables businesses to meet the ever-evolving needs of clients and consumers, and responds to the shift we are seeing in buyer, regulatory and investor behaviour. It is also the only global standard that provides supply chain confidence and true social compliance.

Find out more about appellando here.

Find about the ETRS Standard.