An unexpected risk of COVID-19: Canceled supplier audits

October 2, 2020 EcoVadis ‏‏‎


This is a contributed op-ed written by Sylvain Guyoton, senior vice president of research at EcoVadis, a supply chain sustainability solutions firm. Opinions are the author's own.

As society continues to adjust to the strange new world brought on by COVID-19, we need to react in a way that prioritizes the health and well-being of people and society while ensuring business continuity. Maximizing supplier visibility and health while trying to mitigate disruptions is key for success. This highlights a new challenge as ongoing travel restrictions and quarantines are requiring many companies to cancel on-site supplier audits, inhibiting progress and increasing risk exposure.


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