Publish your supplier data
Join brands and retailers of all sizes from around the world in this open data movement by publishing your supplier data on Open Supply Hub.
By publishing your supplier data on OS Hub, you can:
Understand which other brands and organizations are connected to your current or prospective suppliers, and identify new opportunities for collaboration at the facility-level.
Gain access to a free, universal ID scheme for all of your suppliers, which you can then use to easily clean, deduplicate and connect your data with other service providers and tools.
Demonstrate your commitment to opening up supply chain data by joining the growing movement for open data and transparency, and sharing your data in a way that is accessible and collaborative. OS Hub can also be used to satisfy the requirements of many supply chain disclosure programs and agreements (including the Fashion Transparency Index, Transparency Pledge, and Fair Labor Association).
Build a reliable base dataset for ESG reporting. As more and more legislation and reporting requirements take effect, ensure you are working from a clean and interoperable dataset to inform the rest of your reporting.
We know that Open Supply Hub and its standardized supply chain data will be a key piece in identifying areas where we can collectively focus our attention, with the goal that products and services are being provided in a way that respects human rights and the environment.
- Leigh Anne DeWine, Director of Social Responsibility, Amazon
How to upload your supplier data to Open Supply Hub:
It’s completely free to upload your supplier list to OS Hub. Follow these step-by-step instructions to prepare, upload and make the most of your data in OS Hub.
Are there risks when sharing data on OS Hub?
Here are some of the most common questions we receive about the risks of sharing suppliers on our platform, and what we've learned from operating an open supply chain data platform since 2019:
- If we open up our data, won't civil society organizations come after us for issues in our supply chain?
- Opening up your data means that:
- Civil society organizations are able to reach out to you directly to resolve issues, rather than turning to the press or more public tactics. This is often the preferred solution for both parties.
- Civil society organizations can also proactively reach out to share information and prevent issues from occurring.
- We can never predict all potential world events or crises. Opening up your data means that you can show that you have responded to issues as they occur and changed sourcing behaviors accordingly.
- Opening up your data means that:
- Will we lose our competitive advantage by sharing where our production happens?
- In this age of information-sharing, production locations are rarely a secret - whether you disclose them yourselves or not. This is more about being in control of how and where that information is shared.
- More and more brands are saying that their competitive advantage comes from the quality and type of relationship with their suppliers, not simply whether or not they source from them.
- We do offer API packages for private pushing to obtain IDs without publicly disclosing data.
- Are there privacy concerns with publishing this data publicly?
- The data published on Open Supply Hub is categorized as "phone book data." We're not publishing any data that is considered proprietary or that requires extra layers of protection or privacy.
If you would like to discuss these concerns or any others with a brand or retailer that currently uses OS Hub or with a member of the OS Hub team, please contact us.
Looking to display your supplier data as a map on your website?
Open Supply Hub offers an easy-to-use embedded map plug-in for your website. By subscribing to this feature, you’ll be able to simply upload your data to OS Hub and then pull just your organization’s data into a supplier map on your website. You can even include additional data points not hosted on OS Hub, such as specific company programs or social and environmental data you have collected about your suppliers.
Visit our Embedded Map page to learn more and see examples of live maps on other brand websites.