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October 27, 2014
This report outlines BSR's scoping study to evaluate the need for and relevance of workplace-based empowerment programs targeting women in the workforce in export sectors in East Africa.
July 9, 2014
This paper provides the context for the Principles of Responsible Sourcing for Myanmar's Garment Sector, which outline how companies can drive sustainable development and business benefits in the country.
May 29, 2014
BSR has produced a working paper on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with suppliers in China as part of our Business in a Climate-Constrained World initiative.
April 21, 2014
This report focuses on how addressing concerns about conflict minerals in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a topic of increasing scrutiny, creates a unique opportunity for companies to tackle related concerns in their supply chains, while also supporting local economic development.
April 9, 2014
The UN Global Compact and BSR have issued a guide to help companies and stakeholders understand and advance supply chain traceability, which is the process of identifying and tracking a product or component's path from raw material to finished good.
March 24, 2014
This working paper presents the findings of a research collaboration between UL's Responsible Sourcing group and BSR, which explored women's health in global garment and light manufacturing supply chains.
June 18, 2013
BSR's inaugural report from our Center for Sustainable Procurement (CSP) provides guidance for global companies to integrate sustainability into procurement decisions, given a range of product complexities and supplier relationships.
March 7, 2013
To achieve greater worker retention and workplace stability, manufacturers in China need to address the needs of women, which comprise 44 percent of the manufacturing workforce. Yet female workers have a diverse set of needs and goals depending on age, education, and industry experience.
July 10, 2012
As the climate changes, companies must adopt holistic and proactive climate-resilient strategies that take into account the needs of communities, upon which business depends for materials, labor, and more.
February 27, 2012
BSR is exploring how companies can move beyond supply chain traceability of conflict minerals to support local development in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.