The Humanitarian Side of Vendor Management

BDP International, a G2Link customer, explains in a recent report how G2Link's platform is uniquely designed to monitor and investigate its vendors, partners and customers, ensuring all are compliant with international policies on anti-corruption and anti-trafficking.  The article, Special Report on: Human Rights, published by Ethisphere Institute, highlights the continuing issue of human rights violations around the world, and cites several organizations, including BDP, who are taking a proactive approach to addressing these challenges.   

"The private sector has an ability to positively combat [human rights] challenges through creating and enforcing proper policies, engaging with governments and NGOs focused on ending these abuses, and working together to ensure suppliers, partners and other stakeholders are aligned with similar goals," says Stephen Linssen, Chief Compliance Officer of Ethisphere.  "By its nature, exact data and metrics around forced labor and other abuses are hard to come by, but reports by the U.S. Department of State and Human Rights-focused NGOs estimate that more than 20 million people worldwide are forced to work against their will and without compensation."

So how exactly is G2Link, a compliance/vendor management software, helping combat human rights violations, you ask?

By providing unique, real-times means for companies to investigate and monitor their business partners.  BDP is committed to ensuring that its organization, partners and vendors adhere strictly to anti-corruption and anti-human trafficking policies, and depends on G2Link's customizable compliance platform to do just that.

"We rate partners through trust certificates benchmarked against best practices in the industry", says Catherine Muldoon, Chief Legal Officer of BDP International, Inc. in the article entitled "The Logistical Approach".  "[With G2Link] monitoring is automated consistent with the policy requirement we created. Thus, we maintain oversight in real time and are alerted as soon as behavior deviates from policy requirements."

BDP and G2Link aren't alone in their commitment to combat human rights violations.  The co-author of "The Logistical Approach" is Caitlin Smith, who is completing a concentration in Business and Entrepreneurship Law at Drexel University.  

Read the whole thing:  A Special Report On:  Human Rights

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