Online Tools and Apps
For any business, managing supply-chain risk assessment projects can be complicated and time consuming. They’re challenging to set up and difficult to administer, and collecting, processing and reporting data can be a major task, out of scope for many organisations.
Digital Tools by TDi Sustainability
Alert Index for Responsible Sourcing (AIRS)
TDi Sustainability’s Alert Index for Responsible Sourcing draws on established indices for country-level governance from a range of international organisations.
It focuses on those aspects of governance that are most relevant for companies seeking to source responsibly from each country, and indicates how effective a country’s governance environment is for supporting this goal.
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The Coloured Gemstones Working Group
Managed by TDi Sustainability, the Coloured Gemstones Working Group (CGWG) – a collective of well-known jewellery makers, luxury brands and mining companies ¬– aims to bring about positive change in the responsible sourcing of coloured gemstones by providing information, tools and resources for all participants in the supply chain, from mine to end consumer.
Key online resources include a screening and due diligence tool that can be tailored to suit businesses at different places in the supply chain, and risk profiles that detail the social, environmental and governance aspects of the supply chains of popular coloured gemstones.
Learn more about TDI Sustainability and the CGWG and visit the CGWG website.
Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas (CAHRA) Index
The TDi CAHRA (Conflict-Affected and High Risk Areas) Index is designed to support supply chain due diligence, and in particular “red flag assessment”, as described in the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas.
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Country Governance Effectiveness Index for Responsible Sourcing
This TDi Sustainability tool is a vital resource for any organisation committed to a policy of responsible sourcing.
Drawing on established metrics for country-level governance from a range of international organisations, our Country Governance Effectiveness Index for Responsible Sourcing analyses each the effectiveness of each country’s governance in terms of conflict, law, human rights and the environment, and has broad applications for any business that seeks to avoid sourcing from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.
Learn more about the Country Governance Effectiveness Index for Responsible Sourcing.
ESG Valuation Report
The ESG Valuation Methodology assesses the impact of ESG risks and initiatives on companies operating in sectors with significant adverse ESG reputation and has been developed and is proprietary to Denny Ellison and TDi Sustainability.
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A study of risks and opportunities for collective action in the materials supply chains of the automotive and electronics industries.
Presenting a broad assessment of 37 materials used within automotive and electronics supply chains, the study aims to enable industry-wide comparisons of the materials’ and main producer countries’ environmental, social and governance issues and their importance in the manufacturing of automotive and electronic products.
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Material Insights provides open access to vital information about materials that are sourced worldwide for commercial supply chains.
Having launched in September 2021, this range of tools and resources allows companies big and small to make well-informed decisions that help create environmentally and socially responsible supply chains which are economically resilient too.
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Risk Readiness Assessment
Populated with hundreds of entities in the mining and minerals processing supply chain, our Risk Readiness Assessment is an online self-assessment and due diligence tool designed to raise awareness of compliance requirements and promote the adoption of best practices.
Specifically, it encourages supply chain managers to engage with suppliers at every tier, enables minerals and metals producers and manufacturers to communicate risk management practices and performance to downstream customers, and motivates businesses in the mining, minerals and metals supply chain to identify best-in-class sustainability practices.
Learn more about the Risk Readiness Assessment.
With so many different ESG standards to understand and keep track of, TDi’s has created an easy-to-use database tool that enables you to compare and keep track of the latest guides and regulations at a glance.
VIEW THE STANDARDS DATABASE
Solar Stewardship Initiative
To support this mission, TDi used our extensive research and strategy capabilities to help develop an end-to-end programme that can be adopted by a broad range of the supply chain, with a particular focus on battery manufacturers and recyclers. At the heart of the programme is a set of seven guiding principles on lead stewardship.
Partnership to Propel Global Common ESG Best Practice in the Lithium Industry
As the world moves rapidly towards greener transport and more efficient energy use and storage, the International Lithium Association (ILiA), the not-for-profit industry association representing the global lithium value chain, today announces a wide-ranging agreement with TDi Sustainability to explore standards and environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues in the lithium industry.
Lessons in sustainable supply chain management: what consumer electronics can learn from the Fairphone approach
I was invited to speak alongside other experts at the launch of Fairphone’s ‘Fair Materials Sourcing Roadmap 2023’. The creation of this roadmap has been a lengthy and complex process. But this plan of action gives Fairphone the ability to demonstrate publicly how it is addressing sustainable supply chain management sourcing. We are proud to have played a part in its creation.
Solar Stewardship Initiative
To support this mission, TDi used our extensive research and strategy capabilities to help develop an end-to-end programme that can be adopted by a broad range of the supply chain, with a particular focus on battery manufacturers and recyclers. At the heart of the programme is a set of seven guiding principles on lead stewardship.Read More
Equitable Origin Platform
Equitable Origin, an independent non-profit organisation that aims to protect people and the environment through equitable natural resource development, asked TDI Sustainability to help develop a group of online assessment tools – the EO Platform – to efficiently measure the performance of energy projects and suppliers.Read More