In the ever-evolving landscape of global business, the European Union’s planned Directive on Supply Chain Due Diligence on Human Rights stands as a beacon of progress and responsibility. As a Chief Procurement Officer of a global company based in the EU, I firmly believe that this directive is not just a regulatory necessity, but a moral imperative and a strategic opportunity for businesses across the globe.
In the heart of the global food and beverage supply chains, ensuring human rights is not only a moral imperative; it is a business necessity. Supply chain managers and procurement professionals can become the champions of change, catalyzing a positive impact by fostering collaboration with local farmers. This article will explore how engagement with farming communities at the grassroot level can secure a more ethical and sustainable approach to the industry.