Sustainability Goals, Technical Standards, Natural Assets and Responsible Sourcing

STAR Index Knowledge Hub

Discover STAR Index’s background, its core values and how we implement them to deliver a better business for the planet and its people. This area provides background reading on the key areas relating to your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) and sustainability management

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Clear view from the top of the mountain

What lies beneath the iceberg? - The need for Transparency

Do you have concerns about growing risks within your supply chains, and require a toolkit to map your journey towards managing them?

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    We take an honest look at the drive towards greater transparency, the motivation behind this desire across many sectors of industry, and how business has approached the adoption of technologies as an enabler.

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      Purpose driven business

      British food and beverage companies meeting the Modern Slavery Act

      We investigate the trend towards more mindful consumer choices when buying goods and services, and how modern businesses have enhanced policies, procurement, and propositions to attract them. 

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        Hidden in plain sight – an appraisal of the impact of Modern Slavery on the UK food and beverage sector. 

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          The Four Pillars of STAR Index

          What gets Measured gets Managed

          History of the STAR Index Platform

          What did we learn from COP26?

          Introduction to STAR Index

          Hints & Tips

          CSR and ESG Explained

          How to spot Greenwashing

          How to be more Sustainable

          Video Section

          Dive into the world of supply chains to gain insights, tips and things you can do to make a positive change.

          Germany Supply Chain Due Diligence Act

          Start your responsible sourcing journey

          Where is your supply chain at?

          Actionable ESG Insight on Supply Chains

          Tips & Tricks on Sustainability

          What Impact is YOUR Supply Chain Having?

          Additional Resources

          Further reading, links and current events within the world of ESG and sustainability

          UN Sustainability Goals

          The Sustainable Development Goals or Global Goals are a collection of 17 interlinked global goals designed to be a “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all”. The SDGs were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly and are intended to be achieved by the year 2030.

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          CDP is a not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environmental impacts. Over the past 20 years we have created a system that has resulted in unparalleled engagement on environmental issues worldwide.

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          World Benchmarking Alliance

          WBA Allies represent organisations working at global, regional, and local levels to shape the private sector’s contributions to achieving the SDGs. Echoing the true spirit of SDG17 – Partnerships for the Goals, our Allies are committed to WBA’s mission, vision, and values, and believe in the power of benchmarks and cross-sector partnerships to drive systemic progress on the SDGs.

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          Science Based Targets

          Science-based targets provide a clearly-defined pathway for companies and financial institutions to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, helping prevent the worst impacts of climate change and future-proof business growth.

          Targets are considered ‘science-based’ if they are in line with what the latest climate science deems necessary to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement – limiting global warming to well-below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit warming to 1.5°C.

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          Ethical Trading Initiative

          All corporate members of ETI agree to adopt the ETI Base Code of labour practice, which is based on the standards of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). They work out the most effective steps companies can take to implement the Base Code in their supply chains. 

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          International Labour Organisation

          The only tripartite U.N. agency, since 1919 the ILO brings together governments, employers and workers of 187 member States , to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting decent work for all women and men. 

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          Vulnerability and Threat Analysis for supply chains