27.7.11

Global Action Network for Transparency in the Supply Chain (GANTSCh)

[ca] 14 grans empreses formen part de la Xarxa Global del GRI per la Transparència a la Cadena de Proveïment. La gran majoria són catalanes, incorporades enguany gràcies al programa tRanSparÈncia.

[es] 14 grandes empresas forman parte de la Red Global del GRI para la Transparencia en la Cadena de Abastecimiento. La gran mayoría son catalanas, incorporadas este año gracias al programa tRanSparÈncia.

[en] 14 large companies are part of the GRI Global Network for Transparency in the Supply Chain. The vast majority are from Catalonia and joined this year through to tRanSparÈncia program.


Global Action Network for Transparency in the Supply Chain (GANTSCh)






GANTSCh Status

The Global Action Network now has many large companies on board to take up the challenge of bringing sustainability and transparancy to their supply chains. More information about participants and the current status of the GANTSCh program.

About the project

What? The objective of the GANTSCh Program is to develop sustainability reporting capabilities within groups of companies that are new to the topic of sustainability reporting. The Program aims to foster responsible management and transparent reporting about economic, environmental, and social impacts.

Why? In the process of getting goods to market, buyers and suppliers are inextricably linked. The relationship between buyers and suppliers therefore requires a certain level of trust. Over the last 10-20 years leading companies have developed codes of ethics and implemented top-down supply chain programs in an effort to manage sustainability risks and optimize performance. In order to complement the top-down initiatives, large companies are increasingly looking for tools that can support a more collaborative bottom-up approach with their suppliers. In this context, sustainability reporting has emerged as a potentially important tool within an overall Supply Chain Management strategy.

Through the GANTSCh Program and sustainability reporting, GRI contributes to building trust in the buyer-supplier relationship and the sustainable development of the global economy as a whole.

How? The Program is intended to build sustainability reporting capabilities within groups of companies, by collaborating with:

- Multinationals and their suppliers
- Business Associations and their members
- Industry Associations and their members
- Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working with small and medium enterprises.

The Program enables participants to understand:

- The global and local sustainability context
- How the context impacts their business and vice versa
- The business case for sustainability
- How to measure sustainability performance
- How to use measuring and reporting as a catalyst for change within the organization
- How and why to report externally on sustainability performance

Participants in the Program receive an intensive GRI Certified Training that provides the theoretical foundation of the five-phase reporting process methodology. Following the GRI Certified Training, participants begin the 12-month practical stage of the project. Throughout this stage participants are supported by local sustainability consultants through workshops and consultancy. Additionally, participants receive handbooks and other necessary materials to support them in developing their first GRI Level C sustainability report.

Get involved

GRI is currently recruiting forward-thinking organizations that want to foster transparency, sustainability management and reporting within their supply chains or networks. Please contact smeandsupplychain@globalreporting.org, to find out how you can join or if you have any questions on the initiative.

Source: GRI
Note: Josep Maria Canyelles (expert on CSR & promoter of Responsabilitat Global) led the process to get the 11 large companies commited, and now is one of the six experts giving consultancy to the 65 SMEs.

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