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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814407838

ISBN-13: 9780814407837

Pub. Date: 06/09/2004

Publisher: AMACOM Books

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

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

Prefacev
Introduction1
Chapter 1Strategic Concerns11
Chapter 2The Extended Global Supply Chain: New Problems and New Responsibilities33
Chapter 3Risky Business41
Chapter 4Companies Behaving Badly59
Chapter 5The SEAAR Movement73
Chapter 6Who Is in Charge Here? Organizational Responsibilities for an Ethical Supply Chain Program97
Chapter 7The Corporate Ethics and Risk Management Framework109
Chapter 8Choosing an Aspirational Code of Conduct113
Chapter 9Creating a Case for Action127
Chapter 10Choosing Performance and Process Standards139
Chapter 11Creating Measurable and Verifiable Indicators of Performance161
Chapter 12Building Awareness and Support for Codes and Standards175
Chapter 13The Supplier Program181
Chapter 14The Audit Process201
Chapter 15Compliance Issues213
Chapter 16Reporting Your Good Work--Moving Toward Triple-Bottom-Line Accounting225
Chapter 17Systems to Monitor and Audit Social and Environmental Performance Within the Supply Chain235
Chapter 18Pulling It All Together: The Switcher/Prem Case Study249
Final Thoughts263
Appendix ACorporate Responsibility Initiatives in Europe269
Appendix BSample Farm Description Questionnaire275
Appendix CSample Audit Checklist279
Appendix DThe Sustainable Development Commission's Sector Strategy Self-Assessment281
Appendix ESample Company Self-Assessment293
Index307

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