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Best current practices in purchasing - The Apparel Industry

Date posted: 2 Aug 2010 - Category: report

Organisation: As You Sow

Description: The report presents how apparel industry leaders have made changes to their purchasing practices - and even their corporate structures - in continued efforts to improve working conditions in factories and to reap the benefits of having an effectively managed supply chain. The report is based on interviews with seven companies: Gap Inc., Jones Apparel, Levi Strauss & Co., Nike, Nordstrom, Phillips-Van Heusen, and Timberland. These companies were identified by members of the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility as innovative leaders in Purchasing Practices.

Document type:  pdf

Our ranking
Insightfour stars
Originalitythree stars
Credibilityfive stars
Overallfour stars

Our comments:  This well written and concise report highlights some key areas in how corporate purchasing practices may lead to unintended consequences in the supply chain. It shows how some leading companies have addressed the problem by changing their management approach to reduce bad buying behaviours that add pressure on suppliers. It provides a useful insight for those needing to understand how they can change their systems to avoid some of the highly publicised negative impact of finding your company in the spotlight for your supplier's bad practices.

Tags: Supply chain, Child labour, Sweatshops

Link to resource:  Best current practices in purchasing - The Apparel Industry

Marketplace Responsibility Principles

Marketplace Responsibility Principles

Date posted: 10 May 2008 - Category: report

Organisation: Business in the Community

Description: The Marketplace Responsibility Principles are a guide for implementing responsible business in medium-sized to large companies, and have been developed by the Marketplace Taskforce, a group of 10 global and UK companies chaired by Mike Clasper, former CEO of BAA plc.

Document type:  pdf

Our ranking
Insightfour stars
Originalityfour stars
Credibilityfour stars
Overallfour stars

Our comments:  The Marketplace Responsibility Principles present the thoughts of some of the UK's top business leaders on how social responsibility applies to the process of how you make your money.

Tags: Customer issues, Marketplace, Responsible marketing, Controversial products, Supply chain, Corporate lobbying

Link to resource:  Marketplace Responsibility Principles

Small Suppliers in Global Supply Chains

Date posted: 27 Apr 2008 - Category: report

Organisation: Danish Commerce and Companies Agency

Document type:  pdf

Tags: Supply chain

Link to resource:  Small Suppliers in Global Supply Chains

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