How to Identify Supply Chain Risks

Managing supply chain risks in upstream suppliers is a constant challenge made more difficult by a dynamic supply chain.

Supply chain mapping helps brands, retailers and leather manufacturers identify supply chain risks and seek assurance in sensitive areas such as:

  • Raw material souring
  • Traceability and animal welfare issues
  • Responsible management of chemicals
  • Social compliance around modern slavery, human trafficking and working conditions

These areas are becoming increasingly important for brands and retailers and their stakeholders as greater traceability in these areas from supply chain mapping adds value to their business.

BLC can help you identify supply chain risks to your business:

Using the information from your supply chain map BLC can conduct a risk assessment on clusters of suppliers within your supply chain. Once you understand what the risks are BLC can help you rationalize your supply chain to mitigate against these risks.

BLC consider the following areas when assessing supply chain risks:

  1. NGO scrutiny
  2. Animal welfare
  3. Governance and enforcement of law
  4. Environmental performance
  5. Social progress
  6. Supply chain traceability

For more information on how to identify supply chain risks and manage risks contact BLC today via or call +44 (0) 1604 679 999.

Sustainability News

Read the latest leather sustainability news from BLC. To access all news articles, visit our sustainability news page.