Pandemic complicates supplier audits, increases modern slavery risk in Asian manufacturing hubs

September 16, 2020 EcoVadis ‏‏‎


Procurement professionals have faced challenges assessing supply chain risks as COVID-19 travel restrictions prevented on-site supplier visits and audits.

"Canceling audits hinders a business’ visibility into its supply chain, negatively impacting its ability to uncover and respond to new issues," Sylvain Guyoton, senior vice president of research at EcoVadis, wrote in an opinion piece. Guyoton suggested virtual assessments as a "smart alternative."



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