The Supply Chain Imperative: How to Ensure Ethical Behavior in Your Global Suppliers / Edition 1

The Supply Chain Imperative: How to Ensure Ethical Behavior in Your Global Suppliers / Edition 1

by Dale Neef
     
 

The new business imperative is to create an unambiguous culture of ethical behavior. The Supply Chain Imperative presents a framework any business can use for monitoring, reporting, and improving performance of suppliers on environmental, social, and other issues. The book ensures that the company's ethical mandate is understood

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Overview

The new business imperative is to create an unambiguous culture of ethical behavior. The Supply Chain Imperative presents a framework any business can use for monitoring, reporting, and improving performance of suppliers on environmental, social, and other issues. The book ensures that the company's ethical mandate is understood and implemented along the entire length of the chain, helping companies avoid costly litigation and potentially devastating injury to reputation brought on by violations of law and ethical norms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814407837
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
06/09/2004
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Ch. 1Strategic concerns11
Ch. 2The extended global supply chain : new problems and new responsibilities33
Ch. 3Risky business41
Ch. 4Companies behavior badly59
Ch. 5The SEAAR movement73
Ch. 6Who is in charge here? Organizational responsibilities for an ethical supply chain program97
Ch. 7The corporate ethics and risk management framework109
Ch. 8Choosing an aspirational code of conduct113
Ch. 9Creating a case for action127
Ch. 10Choosing performance and process standards139
Ch. 11Creating measurable and verifiable indicators of performance161
Ch. 12Building awareness and support for codes and standards175
Ch. 13The supplier program181
Ch. 14The audit process201
Ch. 15Compliance issues213
Ch. 16Reporting your good work - moving toward triple-bottom-line accounting225
Ch. 17Systems to monitor and audit social and environmental performance within the supply chain235
Ch. 18Pulling it all together : the switcher/prem case study249
Final thoughts263
App. ACorporate responsibility initiatives in Europe269
App. BSample farm description questionnaire275
App. CSample audit checklist279
App. DThe sustainable development commission's sector strategy self-assessment281
App. ESample company self-assessment293
Index307

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