Implementing Codes of Conduct

Implementing Codes of Conduct

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As manufacturing and trade become increasingly globalised, there is a need to ensure that the practices of multinational companies and suppliers operating in developing countries meet minimum standards in terms of employment conditions and rights, health and safety, and environmental practices. This publication sets out research findings on the emerging nature of corporate social responsibility and the implementation of codes of conduct in global supply chains. It draws on research undertaken in the sports footwear, clothing and retail sectors, and on interviews with hundreds of company managers and suppliers, activists, government officials, factory workers and worker representatives in a range of developed and developing countries.The structure of corporate social responsibility As with the footwear and apparel sectors, the structure of CSR units within RMNEs interviewed varied greatly. ... for example, a majority of planning and decision- making emanating from a single office, as opposed to a decentralised structure, ... As has been identified throughout this book, the commitment to CSR has much to do with past experience withanbsp;...

Title:Implementing Codes of Conduct
Author:Ivanka Mamic, International Labour Office
Publisher:International Labour Organization - 2004


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