Question 1

Based on the video ‘Sustainable Supply Chains’ shown in section 2 answer the following question:
(a) List the three steps of due diligence that a business must carry out to manage the environmental, social and governance risks within products they are trading?

Question 2

Activity: Use the online SPOTT assessment tool to review Cargill

Step 1: Go to spott.org
Step 2: Click on Assessments>Palm Oil
Step 3: Click Add filter(s)
Step 4: all companies are automatically selected so untick the box next to Companies, then scroll down and tick the box next to Cargill
Step 5: Scroll to the bottom of the filter menu and click ‘Apply the filter’
Step 6: A list will come up, click on Cargill Inc (link provided if you have issues with the earlier steps)

Scroll down the page to view the ten SPOTT assessment categories. The first one displayed is ‘Sustainability policy and leadership’ in dark blue. To the right is a percentage score of how well the company is performing against the specified indicators. Further down the page, the other categories are represented by bright coloured bars.

Using the SPOTT tool answer the following questions:
(a) Of the ten SPOTT assessment categories, which is Cargill scoring the lowest against?

Question 3

Use the h5p activity displayed below or the text version below to allocate where you think progress can be made towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals at each stage of a conceptual supply chain. You may allocate each goal to several stages of the supply chain.

Text format version of Question 3

Stages of the supply chain

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

1.   Raw Materials

2.   Supplier

3.   Manufacture

4.   Distributor

5.   Retailer

6.   Customer

1. No Poverty
2. Zero Hunger
3. Good Health and Well-being
4. Quality Education
5. Gender Equality
6. Clean Water and Sanitation
7. Affordable and Clean Energy
8. Decent Work and Economic Growth
9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
10. Reduced Inequality
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities
12. Responsible Consumption and Production
13. Climate Action
14. Life Below Water
15. Life on Land
16. Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
17. Partnerships to achieve the Goals

Question 1


(a) Information gathering, risk assessment and risk mitigation

Question 2


Using the SPOTT tool answer the following questions:
(a) Water, chemical and pest management (29.6%)

Question 3


Participants should demonstrate a considered selection of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for each stage of the supply chain.

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