Many smaller and medium-sized companies, like larger companies, are already engaging with social responsibility in their business practices. At the same time, they are being asked to live up to their social reponsibilities when it comes to their supply chains and are motivated to do so, as supply chains are the origin of a large share of environmental impacts. Supply chains also hold great potential for and provide opportunities to avoid or at least decrease considerable risks to the environment, those impacted, and the companies themselves. The catastrophic impact of suppliers’ insufficient security and occupational health and safety standards, as the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh revealed, shows how important and urgent it is for companies to address the social impact of their activities within their supply chains as well.
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Daniel Weiss, Thomas Hajduk, Dr. Jutta Knopf
Umweltbundesamt; Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit
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