Brands and Retailers

Publishing Your Supply Chain Data is Just the Beginning

Set yourself up for due diligence with a supply chain transparency tool designed to solve problems. Get better data, streamlined communication with suppliers, and new partners all in one place.

Need help making the case for transparency in your company?

Watch our recent webinar for some tips and talking points.

When you publish data on Open Supply Hub, we can help you:

  • Get rid of data headaches: Move out of managing PDFs and Excel files of supplier lists and use an easy-to-search, visual tool instead. 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.

  • Make data sharing and communication easier: Collect supplier data straight from the source and then share it with quick and easy links to supplier lists.

  • Show you're serious about making supply chains safe & sustainable: Demonstrate your commitment to improving supply chains 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, MSIs and agreements.

  • Find collaborators: Understand who else is connected to current and prospect suppliers or priority/at-risk regions, identifying new opportunities for collaboration and stakeholder engagement.

  • Prep for supply chain legislation: Make this initial investment in your data, so that when the time comes to implement legislative requirements, you are working from a standardized and interoperable dataset designed for engagement and impact.

And you won't be alone. Search for companies like adidas, Amazon, ALDI, Stella McCartney, The Walt Disney Company & Zalando from our community of 1000+ data contributors.

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

Transparency: A Critical Due Diligence Step

Whether implicit or explicit, there are three underlying steps that you will need to take to meet the needs of various pieces of supply chain legislation.

  1. Know & show your supply chain (identification): A core step to enable you to conduct due diligence is knowing and sharing your supply chain. Openly displaying your data in a free and open tool can easily check this box.
  2. Make your data interoperable (risk assessment): To effectively respond to legislative demands, you will need to work with others: service providers, reporting tools, remediation partners and more. If your data isn't interoperable, this will be a hugely time-intensive - if not impossible - feat.
  3. Find collaborators (remediation): Whether you're working on risk identification, remediation, grievance mechanisms, or stakeholder engagement: ensure you are collaborating with other organizations connected to your suppliers or in the same geographic area, to share the burden and maximize effectiveness.

Where do I start?

It’s completely free to manually upload your suppliers to OS Hub. Share as many tiers as you desire - from farms to recyclers and everything in-between. Follow these step-by-step instructions:

Want an automated solution? Check out the OS Hub API.

Once your data is in OS Hub, ask your suppliers to claim their profiles, embed a supplier map on your website, and more!

OS Hub for Brands

Want more details or to share OS Hub with your team? Download this slide deck for information that's also easy to present.

Have questions?

First, check out our FAQs page - we may have already answered your question! If you can't find what you need there, please reach out to support@opensupplyhub.org and we are happy to assist you.

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.

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