Responsible sourcing practices are embedded in the wider sustainability agenda; they are a means to an end. Numerous approaches have been developed by industry and civil society to address responsible sourcing challenges, across global value chains, ranging from employing safe and fair labour practices, protecting human rights, safeguarding financial integrity, mitigating impacts on the environment linked to operations, the social impact on communities and inter-related business practices, to name a few. For a greater discussion on the business case for responsible sourcing, please see ‘Responsible Sourcing: The Case for Business Competitiveness’ briefing document from the project team.

This Wiki page outlines the RE-SOURCING Project’s area of focus, the minerals it is taking into consideration and the specific mining, manufacturing and recycling targets it looks at. A detailed description of the project’s approach can be found in the report: The RE-SOURCING Common Approach.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under Grant Agreement No. 869276

Coordinated by:

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business,
  • Institute for Managing Sustainability
  • Welthandelsplatz 1A
  • 1020 Vienna
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