The RESPECT story
With civil society raising concern over corporate responsibility practices, investment on CSR policies all along supply chains is becoming the norm. However, sourcing strategies are too frequently kept apart from responsible practices. Short deadlines, tight prices, incomplete planning and unfavorable payment conditions are often imposed upon suppliers during purchasing negotiations, undermining their aptitude to ensure fair work conditions for their staff. While this is partly due to a lack of real commitment from different actors, it is also often because of the lack of dialogue and understanding between supply chain stakeholders.
(extract of the e-book published by the RESPECT project - full version available at the end of the slides. The Respect project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.)