Responsible sourcing management model
The responsible sourcing management model (‘the model’) is a tool developed by ELEVATE to help identify the management practices that will improve efforts to responsibly source private label products. The model is intended as a resource for company responsible sourcing programs. Not every tactic identified in the model is appropriate for every company.
The model is divided into five sections, including:
- Strategy and commitment
- Communicating, reporting and engaging
- Internal alignment
- Supplier monitoring and engagement
- Transparency & traceability
The model divides initiatives into those that are core, proactive, or strategic. All programs will have elements that fall into each of these categories:
These elements are the building blocks for effective responsible sourcing. They are primarily focused on risk mitigation.
These elements indicate a move toward understanding and addressing business impacts in the supply chain. They begin to go beyond a risk-focus, to consider the opportunities for supply chain performance improvement.
These elements holistically consider industry risk and impact, and address a ‘net positive’ supply chain impact. They represent forward-thinking and integrated business planning and processes.