We are thrilled to announce that Levin Sources is sponsoring the supply chain category of the Global Good Awards this year.
We could not have a more appropriate sponsor for this category. Levin Sources is a social enterprise specialising in advising the minerals sector to develop sustainable, valuable and equitable processes. All too aware of the exploitative reputation that extractive industries have on the environment and local communities, Levin Sources recognised the potential of the mining and minerals sector to drive positive societal change. As a result, they have helped companies, governments and NGOs promote responsible business and good governance, and enabled sustainable development in line with ESG standards and the SDGs in some of the poorest and previously most exploited regions in the world.
Estelle Levin-Nally, Levin Sources’ founder and CEO, is an important presence in the Global Good community. In 2021, she became a judge. Not only that, but Estelle was also instrumental in re-launching the Supply Chain Award by updating and rewriting the category description. In March, Estelle hosted an in-depth panel discussion with fellow judges Mark Jankovich, founder and CEO of Delphis Eco, David Picton , Senior VP of ESG at Alcumus and special guest Monique Lempers, Impact Innovation Director at Fairphone, about the key principles of creating a sustainable supply chain.
Following the webinar, Estelle picked up on some specific points discussed with the panel in a series of insightful blogs to highlight emerging examples, critical approaches and current opportunities for organisations:
- With companies and consumers more engaged than ever, the first article examines what a sustainable chain is. Levin Sources inspires companies to see the impact they can have by prioritising human and environmental factors in their strategy for achieving a sustainable supply chain. Yet, companies often don’t know where to begin.
- Levin Sources show organisations where to focus to derive action from specific opportunities within their supply chains. In Estelle’s second blog in the series, she puts focus on impact as the first objective.
- Successful supply chains by their nature require collaboration. In blog number 3, Estelle looks at how partnership, communication and engagement, across both the private and public sectors, not only reduce risk but create greater leverage.
- The final blog of the series continues the theme of partnership but looks at SMEs in supply chains and the challenges they face as well as the challenges larger companies face in working with them. Shared fundamental values are key to the relationship but also acknowledging that SMEs have a different capacity to larger companies. Working together to manage expectations and build capacity strengthens partnerships and trust.
We are extremely grateful for the support of Levin Sources. Their promotion of the Global Good Awards has led to a far higher number of entries from the minerals and mining sector.