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Ivanka Mamic, "Implementing Codes Of Conduct: How Businesses Manage Social Performance In Global Supply Chains"
Greenleaf Publishing (UK) | 2005-11-01 | ISBN: 9221162702 | 429 pages | PDF | 1,5 MB
Based on interviews with hundreds of managers, activists, government officials, factory workers and workers’ representatives, Implementing Codes of Conduct represents the most extensive research conducted to date into the emerging nature of corporate social responsibility and global supply chains. Typically, codes of conduct draw on international labour standards, Its objective is to provide useful examples and lessons learned to companies, policy-makers and others interested in implementing their own code of conduct or who are actively involved in this field.
Typically, codes of conduct draw on international labour standards, setting guidelines on a range of issues including child labour, forced labour, wages and benefits, working hours, disciplinary practices, the right to freedom of association, health and safety, and environmental practices. This book has broad implications for firms that are serious about seeing the social and environmental objectives expressed in their corporate codes become a reality at the supplier level — implications that stretch from the boardroom to the factory floor. The book presents a model that maps a route from the creation of a vision to its implementation at the operational level. Based on research conducted in the sports footwear, apparel and retail sectors, this book provides a detailed account of the approaches currently used by leading brands and retailers and practical suggestions for other companies to follow in addressing social pressures.
Given an increasingly clear link between corporate social responsibility and profits, this book serves as an invaluable tool in assisting those interested in balancing the complex demands of society and competitive concerns.
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