2022 Responsible Sourcing Manual
AHFA has released a second edition of the Responsible Sourcing Manual it first published in 2012. The first edition provides a step-by-step guide to establishing a corporate social responsibility program. But the global understanding of “social responsibility” has evolved over the last decade. The updated manual reflects broader environmental, human rights and social governance concepts and requirements that are now integral to a fully developed responsible sourcing program. The new edition includes updated “country risk profiles” for China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico and Vietnam, as well as new requirements and best practices related to the Uyghur Force Labor Prevention Act adopted in June 2022. Like the original manual, the 2022 update was produced in conjunction with the Responsible Sourcing team at UL Solutions. The manual is copyrighted and its dissemination to parties other than members of the American Home Furnishing Alliance is expressly prohibited.