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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814407837
  • Publisher: AMACOM
  • Publication date: 6/9/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 Strategic concerns 11
Ch. 2 The extended global supply chain : new problems and new responsibilities 33
Ch. 3 Risky business 41
Ch. 4 Companies behavior badly 59
Ch. 5 The SEAAR movement 73
Ch. 6 Who is in charge here? Organizational responsibilities for an ethical supply chain program 97
Ch. 7 The corporate ethics and risk management framework 109
Ch. 8 Choosing an aspirational code of conduct 113
Ch. 9 Creating a case for action 127
Ch. 10 Choosing performance and process standards 139
Ch. 11 Creating measurable and verifiable indicators of performance 161
Ch. 12 Building awareness and support for codes and standards 175
Ch. 13 The supplier program 181
Ch. 14 The audit process 201
Ch. 15 Compliance issues 213
Ch. 16 Reporting your good work - moving toward triple-bottom-line accounting 225
Ch. 17 Systems to monitor and audit social and environmental performance within the supply chain 235
Ch. 18 Pulling it all together : the switcher/prem case study 249
Final thoughts 263
App. A Corporate responsibility initiatives in Europe 269
App. B Sample farm description questionnaire 275
App. C Sample audit checklist 279
App. D The sustainable development commission's sector strategy self-assessment 281
App. E Sample company self-assessment 293
Index 307
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