Tag - Supply chain

A More Sustainable Supply Chain

Increasingly, multinational corporations (MNCs) are pledging to procure the materials and services they need from companies committed to fair labor practices and environmental protections. But the reality is that their suppliers--especially those at low levels of the chain--often violate sustainability standards, exposing MNCs to serious financial and social risks. To explore this problem--and identify solutions--the authors studied the supply networks of three MNCs deemed to be sustainability leaders. These companies engage in behaviors that are worth emulating; for example, they...

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