Upstream Supply Chain Responsibility in Clothing Industry
A Business & Finance, Humanities, Social Science & Health project
Aim is to develop a Supply Chain Sustainability Index (SCSI). That is to develop a cumulative full producer sustainability index in the clothing industry.
Are retailers with high social responsibility commitments have the same commitment within their supply chain actors. Research findings suggest that social and environmental violations are frequent and critical in upstream supply chain. Sedex, 2013 published that responsibility violations are 18% higher in Tier2 suppliers than Tier1 suppliers, and 27% higher in Tier3 suppliers than Tier2 suppliers. Larger fraction of these violations are classified as ‘Major’ or ‘Critical’.
Its time to have a index for consumers, retailers, suppliers and investors to have a clearer view of a firms supply chain sustainability. A simple cumulative index rolled over from cradle to grave of a product.
|Academic Institution:||Queen Margaret University|
What is your motivation for doing a PhD?
Why did you choose your research topic/title
BBA, CIMA, MBA
What difference will this research make in your life and the lives of others?
The sustainability management is increasingly important, especially as supply chain actors have become internal part of a firm. Consumers, advocates, NGO's and media have highlighted the importance of sustainability beyond a firms boundaries. The development of the index will have great use not only for clothing industry but for other industries as well. As it gives clarity and the visibility of a firms supply chain.