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Integrating Worker Experience into Supplier Decisions

by Nicolette Emmino

SupplyShift, a leading supplier management, responsible sourcing and supplier engagement platform, and Ulula, a technology solution to integrate worker voice into supplier decisions, have announced a first-of-its-kind partnership that allows companies to emphasize and integrate consideration of workers’ experience with their supply chain decision-making. 

The SupplyShift platform helps companies access a wealth of data on their suppliers – allowing users to pull together all forms of supplier information from environmental to social risk to procurement intelligence to enable responsible sourcing decisions. Ulula is a software and analytics platform that engages workers directly and anonymously to facilitate safe and honest feedback and support 2-way engagement across global supply chains.

Through integration of Ulula’s labor data into SupplyShift’s platform, companies will now gain greater insight into whether workers are treated humanely, and the ability to analyze multiple sources of data to gain the insight needed to create a more transparent, responsive and responsible supplier network.

The SupplyShift and Ulula partnership connects businesses, workers, communities, and governments to better de-risk operations and create value across global supply chains. By connecting worker insight to other business intelligence in the SupplyShift platform, companies can now have an ear to the ground across multiple worker bases and their communities gain a more informed perspective on their responsible sourcing practices

“Tying together multiple data-streams improves productivity, ensures that responsible sourcing efforts are aligned, and creates the best intelligence possible,” said Alex Gershenson, co-founder and CEO of SupplyShift. “Our partnership with Ulula elevates the voices of workers to decision-makers in a company’s supply chain.”

“We are passionate about providing an inclusive and scalable system to improve working conditions by amplifying the voices of those who live those conditions every day,” added Antoine Heuty, co-founder and CEO of Ulula. “Our partnership with SupplyShift adds the power of the worker voice to broader responsible sourcing data, so corporations can make more informed supplier decisions.”

Both Ulula and SupplyShift are portfolio companies of Working Capital, an early stage venture fund that invests in scalable innovations to meet the growing corporate demand for more transparent and ethical supply chains—addressing the urgent need to protect vulnerable workers and source responsibly.

To learn more about SupplyShift and Ulula’s offering, click here.

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