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Responsible sourcing and ethical supply chain tools

Maplecroft provides a range of responsible sourcing and ethical supply chain tools and services, which can be customised to meet specific business requirements.

Customised supply chain or commodity risk indices are used to assess the risks associated with a specific commodity or product from its extraction /production through to point of sale. In the case of agro-commodities, this includes understanding the full range of environmental impacts, including land-clearance, deforestation, water use and pollution, degradation of soil quality, use of agrochemicals, and the impacts on local biodiversity.

These assessments are combined with existing Maplecroft indices, which assess the likely political, regulatory, security and soical risk associated with doing business in specific countries. Indices have also been developed to align with IFC Performance Standards, for instance on environmental protection, child labour, and biodiversity.