Services 2019-10-29T08:21:53+00:00

Services

FNET offers the following services to its members:

Supplier support
  1. 121 support

  2. Supplier & retailer support and best practice

  3.  This is a new point

Tools
  1. Risk Assessment tool

  2. Strategic guidance

  3. Supplier engagement materials

Collaborative workstreams
  1. Risk assessment

  2. Collaboration

  3. Supply chain engagement

Learning
  1. Regular newsletters

  2. Learning events

  3. Formal evaluation

Supplier Support

Included in our membership, we offer bespoke 121 consultancy support to our members. Members use this time in many ways, from tailoring their risk assessments to their specific business to policy development and training. New members are offered a buddy to help getting started with FNET and existing members can benefit from a buddy system that enables extensive exchange on human rights topics.

Tools

FNET offers a range of tools to support its members to identify, manage and respond to global food supply chain ethical trade risks.

Our risk assessment tool is the basis for identifying supply chain ethical trade risks of ingredients, raw materials and supply chains. It is based on credible public sources and enables risk identification on ingredient level. The tool is Excel based with an online version being developed in 2019.

Our strategic guidance and supplier engagement materials are created by our members and the FNET Secretariat. Further useful tools are developed depending on the need of all members. All tools are accessible via our member login area.

Collaborative workstreams

Key to FNET is collaboration. In our three main workstreams, all of our members engage in different topics of interest to share experience, knowledge and to create a common approach to ethical trade.

Risk Assessment

Our first workstream supports members to undertake risk assessments in their supply chain and to mitigate risks. At the core of this workstream’s activities are the FNET Risk Assessment tool alongside which we buddy companies up with one another to undertake the process of risk assessment and identify their priorities. We produce tools and guidance that help members to understand the human rights risks they face. Alongside this, we have worked on supply chain mapping and, most recently, have developed joint mitigation guidance for our members and for their suppliers.

Collaboration

Our second workstream started by raising awareness amongst members of existing ethical trade collaborations and has evolved into a number of working groups pursuing new areas of collaboration which members have nominated based on their risk assessments. We are currently working on Transport & Logistics, Recruitment Fees, Spices and Worker Representation.

Ethical Engagement

In our third workstream, members work together to develop collaborative materials with which to engage their own teams and suppliers further down the supply chain on the issue of ethical trade. To date, we have developed collective presentations, videos and questionnaires that members use to engage their supply base. We have also conducted webinars for global suppliers and developed shared training materials for Directors and buyers in members‘ organisations.

Learning

FNET is a forum for sharing issues and best practice and developing practical solutions to human rights issues. During our regular events, we exchange learnings and collectively conduct relevant training. Furthermore, the secretariat publishes regular newsletters with most relevant ethical trade news, tools, conferences and training opportunities. A sample of the FNET newsletter is available via the FNET Secretariat.

If you would like more details on any of our working groups, please contact Louise Herring at louise@herringconsultancy.com

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