Upstream Corporate Social Responsibility: The Evolution From Contract Responsibility to Full Producer Responsibility

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_1A42CE1941C2
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Upstream Corporate Social Responsibility: The Evolution From Contract Responsibility to Full Producer Responsibility
Périodique
Business & Society
Auteur⸱e⸱s
Schrempf-Stirling J., Palazzo G.
ISSN
0007-6503
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
04/2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
55
Numéro
4
Pages
491-527
Langue
anglais
Résumé
The debate about the appropriate standards for upstream corporate social responsibility (CSR) of multinational corporations (MNCs) has been on the public and academic agenda for some three decades. The debate originally focused narrowly on "contract responsibility" of MNCs for monitoring of upstream contractors for "sweatshop" working conditions violating employee rights. The authors argue that the MNC upstream responsibility debate has shifted qualitatively over time to "full producer responsibility" involving an expansion from "contract responsibility" in three distinct dimensions. First, there is an expansion of scope from working conditions to human rights and social and environmental impacts broadly defined. Second, there is expansion in depth of this broader responsibility to the whole upstream supply chain without regard to contracting status. Upstream responsibility now includes all suppliers, including direct contractors and the chain of suppliers to such contractors. Finally, the change in CSR scope and depth has led to an evolution of CSR management practice.
Mots-clé
Sweatshops, Human rights, Corporate social responsibility, Sphere of influence
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03/06/2014 13:53
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21/08/2019 6:15
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