Third-Party & Supply Chain

Food Supply Chains in the United States Present ESG Risk, According to Moody’s

ESG is causing business to evolve across the globe with regulations and guidelines causing organizations to address sustainability risks, and perhaps in no greater area than in supply chains. One of the major issues of concern in ESG globally is modern slavery which includes forced labor, one of the gravest problems that supply chains face, and according to a recent report by Moody’s, food supply chains are particularly susceptible.

EU Postpones Supply Chain Law Decision Amidst German and Italian Opposition

European Union (EU) countries have deferred a decision on the proposed Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD), a law aimed at compelling large companies to assess whether their supply chains involve forced labor or contribute to environmental harm. The postponement was prompted by indications from Germany and Italy that they would abstain from voting.

Moody’s Advises Extreme Caution to Organizations Concerning Recently Extended German Supply Chain Law

The German supply chain due diligence act (SCDDA) was passed a year ago, and as far-reaching as it was last year it has become even more so with the start of this year. The SCDDA, called Lieferkettengesetz (LkSG) in German, requires that companies operating in Germany exercise due diligence in supply chain when it comes to all aspects of environmental, social, and governance (ESG), which includes everything from human rights violations to compliance with environmental standards.

Open-Source Tools Fuel Surge in Supply Chain Attacks, New Report Reveals

A surge in supply chain attacks has been fueled by the widespread use of open-source code and legitimate hacking tools, according to a report done by ReverseLabs. Cybersecurity company ReversingLabs highlights the rising popularity of a once-rare and intricate form of cyberattack, attributing the increase to cybercriminals' increased proficiency in executing software supply chain attacks.

ESG Firm Sphera Acquires SupplyShift as Part of Effort to Expand Further into the Supply Chain Space

Sphera, one of the world’s top environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and risk management software providers announced on Wednesday that it had acquired SupplyShift who is considered by many to be a pioneer in supply chain sustainability software.

Nearshoring Emerges as Key Supply Chain Risk Mitigation Strategy for European Firms

In a bid to enhance supply chain resilience, nearly half of European businesses are prioritizing nearshoring and reshoring strategies, according to a recent survey conducted by Inverto, an international management consultancy specializing in procurement and supply chain management.

Bank of England, PRA, and FCA Collaborate on Strengthening Oversight of Critical Third Parties in Financial Services

In a joint effort to enhance the resilience of the UK's financial sector, the Bank of England (BoE), Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have unveiled proposals to oversee critical third parties (CTPs) providing services to regulated financial services firms and financial market infrastructure entities.