The demand from companies for greater sustainability in the operations of their suppliers has continued to increase in recent years. In consequence, any problems with the sustainability aspects of supplier operations may simply not be tolerated by stakeholders, due to the damage this may impose on the purchaser’s corporate environmental image and reputation. To even further indicate the importance of suppliers’ sustainability behavior, a new research area has been initiated which addresses the buyer’s role in supplier development for sustainability. Therefore, within the supplier selection process, it can be more beneficial for buyers to select those suppliers that have a strong interest in sustainability related issues, in order that effective sustainable supplier development can be supported within the ensuing stages of collaboration. In this seminar, we will discuss the im- portance of suppliers’ sustainability performance and how this performance can be monitored and managed by companies as buyers.
- Conferencista: KAMRAN RASHIDI