Good Practice Dept.

Marc Gunther has posted a new piece on supply chain transparency (traceability), highlighting Patagonia’s Footprint Chronicles, a fascinating multimedia documentation of the company’s complex global supply chain. (For the record, Patagonia is not (yet) a Global Compact participant.) For more background on this particular effort, read Fast Company’s article from March 2008.

Note: The Global Compact’s most recent Annual Review identifies supply chain management as one of the more serious implementation challenges for corporate participants.

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