Supply Chain ESG Compliance
1 hour 5 minutes
Gain insights into actions you can take in response to current and anticipated future regulation of ESG risks in supply chains.
Supply chain risks have become a major focus of investors and companies in light of recent geopolitical events, the COVID-19 pandemic, and climate change. Stakeholder focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues are pushing companies to increase transparency and accountability within their supply chains, while ESG topics relevant to a company’s supply chain are varied and may include human rights, forced labor, greenhouse gas emissions, and biodiversity loss. As regulators increasingly focus on ESG impacts within the corporate value chain, legal oversight of supply chain management is now coming to the forefront. These developments have prompted many U.S. companies to elect to voluntarily disclose their efforts to evaluate suppliers and monitor their performance in relation to various ESG topics, even though there is no comprehensive U.S. legal requirement to do so.
This course will summarize recent legislative developments in the U.S. affecting corporate supply chain management and provide insights into actions companies can take in response to current and anticipated future regulation of ESG risks in supply chains.
• You will be able to discuss the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act.
• You will be able to define disclosure requirements under the NY Fashion Sustainability and Social Accountability Act.
• You will be able to describe the proposed SEC climate disclosure rules.
• You will be able to explain an integrated approach to supply chain management.