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Framework for Managing Climate Change Risks to Federal Agency Supply Chains


Federal agencies are required by Executive Order (EO) 13653, to develop and maintain adaptation plans that: (1) evaluate climate change-related risks to, and vulnerabilities in, agency operations and missions in both the long- and short-term; and (2) outline actions the agency will take to manage such risks and vulnerabilities. EO 13653 specifically requires adaptation plans to describe how the agency will consider the need to improve climate adaptation and resilience with respect to suppliers and supply chains. Although many agencies understand and actively manage more traditional risks to their supply chains (e.g., price fluctuations, supply shortages, delivery delays, etc.), most have not specifically assessed climate change-related risks.
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GSA developed this supply chain risk management framework to provide guidance to Federal agencies ready to assess climate or weather-related risks to supply chains and develop plans to minimize those risks. The framework also helps delineate risk management responsibilities between GSA and customer Federal agencies—while GSA may play a role in some risk management activities, most of the responsibility falls to the agency end-user of the supply chain services and products. The intent of the framework is to provide guidance for Federal agency offices or staff in managing supply chain risk at the contract-level, rather than the GSA master contract-level.

This framework is intended to be used in conjunction with standard supply chain risk management planning. The process is intended to reveal 1) whether changes to existing risk management practices may be necessary to accommodate climate change-related risks; and 2) what those changes should be.

Supply chain climate risk management framework
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