Supply chain strategies for the UN sustainable development goal (UN SDG) 3: good health and well-being

The United Nations drafted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – in a global partnership. This agenda for sustainable development has been adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, providing a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests. At country level the UN SDGs are turned into regulations, impacting industries and their supply chains.

How to integrate the UN SDGs into supply chain management practices and to develop supply chain strategies that are meeting the 17 UN SDGs? These UN SDGs go beyond environmental sustainability and also try to close the inequality gap between developing and developed nations.

UN SDG 3: Good health and well-being

The goal of UN SDG 3 is to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

Supply chain strategies:
1. To work with supply chain partners that have internal and external health programmes in place. This needs to be audited throughout the supply chain.
2. Procurement specifications for suppliers and logistics service providers on safety standards at the workplace and in transport. This needs to be audited.
3. Distributor contracts should cover safety standards at the workplace and in transport. This needs to be audited.

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