Sustainable Supply Chain Management

From accenture.com: “During the 1990s, a leading sportswear company hit the headlines because of the intense scrutiny it attracted over the treatment of workers in its suppliers’ Asian factories. Not long after that, several large U.S. retailers drew unwelcome attention to themselves over similar allegations of labor exploitation. The case for a sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) discipline has never been stronger.”

“In recent years, academics and industry leaders have reached a broad consensus that social and environmental issues are inseparable from economic success. It is now generally accepted that a close connection between financial goals and social and environmental goals is a prerequisite for success over the long term.”

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