About This Tool

This Supply Chain Sustainability Quick Self-Assessment and Learning Tool is intended to help companies take stock of their approach to supply chain sustainability, to identify areas for improvement by comparing their practices against peers and other companies, and to provide links to resources to help them make specific improvements. The tool is most appropriate for company professionals who already have a basic understanding of supply chain sustainability.

Objectives of the Quick Self-Assessment and Learning Tool

Limitations: This is not a risk assessment tool or a tool to evaluate your supply chain for sustainability impacts. Neither is it a detailed self-assessment tool. It is mainly intended as a tool to explore your company’s maturity in the area of supply chain sustainability compared to other relevant companies.

Intended Users


Topics covered by the tool include the following sections from Supply Chain Sustainability: A Practical Guide for Continuous Improvement:

How to Use the Results of the Tool

Supply chain sustainability is an evolving priority and field of practice. It is inherently complex and covers multiple dimensions, such as issue, industry, geography, time and tiers of sub-contractors. Therefore, any tool and approach will be incomplete.

The Supply Chain Sustainability Quick Self-Assessment and Learning Tool is intended to enable a high-level and strategic diagnosis of a company’s current supply chain sustainability management practices and to point to areas for increased focus and investment.

However, to take full advantage of this resource and to support continuous improvement, companies should consider the following next steps after using the tool:

Relevant Resources

1 The Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum was developed by Maplecroft in partnership with the UN Global Compact.The UN Global Compact was not involved in developing, and is not affiliated with, the Maplecroft Country Risk Calculator and Supplier Self-Assessment Tool. The UN Global Compact notes that there are a range of publicly available tools and guidance material available in this area. See the UN Global Compact Supply Chain Resources website for more information.