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Implementation of supplier relationship management framework for supply chain due diligence

  • Supply Chain Due Diligence (SCDD) is conducted by companies to minimise or even eliminate risks of being iolved directly or indirectly in human rights violations. It is part of Human Rights Due Diligence (HRDD) requirement. Through their suppliers companies may be exposed to irresponsible business practices. Considering this, companies should be able to systematically formulate concise demand from their suppliers that they practice responsible business practices which respect human rights. Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) as management tool commonly assist companies to direct suppliers methodically in achieving their financial goals. This research attempts to repurpose SRM concepts to enable companies to conduct SCDD methodically. Defining human rights requirements into practical supplier’s evaluation system is a challenging task. Possible criteria and their indicators are discussed. The structure and processes to implement SRM framework for SCDD purposes are also described. Keywords Supply chain due diligence, human rights due diligence, supplier relationship management, business ethics, responsible procurement, supplier classification

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Document Type:Doctoral Thesis
Author:Inggrid Panontongan
Referee:Andreas Suchanek, Iris Hausladen
Chairs and Professorships:Chair of Economic and Business Ethics
Full text/ URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:14-qucosa2-161132
Year of Completion:2017
Date of final exam:2017/06/27
Tag:Business and human rights; Business ethics; Human rights due diligence; Responsible procurement; Supplier classification; Supplier performance; Supplier relationship management; Supply chain due diligence
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt