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Sustainable development in codes of conduct for suppliers
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesis
Abstract [en]

The concept sustainable development is defined as meeting the needs of the existing global population without compromising the opportunities for future generations to also meet their needs. Therefore, in order to work towards sustainable development, active sustainable choices need to be made in a company’s business activities. This thesis has a qualitative approach that aims to study five different Swedish textile companies and how they work towards sustainable development in their code of conduct for suppliers. Theories are collected from literature, articles and web sources, which include sustainable development, social, environmental and economic sustainability and codes of conduct. The main target is to identify different sustainable approaches towards sustainable development in the code of conduct for suppliers focusing on the social, environmental and economic sustainability. The empirical data is collected from five personal interviews with representatives in charge of sustainable activities from the selected companies. The result of the study confirms that all companies to different extents are working towards sustainable development in their code of conduct for suppliers. Sustainable approaches in these codes are agreements with suppliers including following the country’s laws and regulations of the suppliers. The companies also collaborate with third-party industrial research institutes to reduce water and chemical supply in the production. Moreover, the study shows that the concept sustainable development seems to be less embedded in the code of conduct for suppliers. Companies rather work with sustainable activities in forms of running projects and establishing agreements beyond having a code of conduct.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Textiles , 2014.
Series
Masteruppsats ; 2014.16.04
Keywords [en]
Sustainable development, development, Social, Social, environmental and economic sustainability, Code of conduct
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Design
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-18041Local ID: 2320/14104OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-18041DiVA, id: diva2:1309954
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Program: Master programme in Applied Textile ManagementAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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