Corporate social responsibility (CSR) in supply chain management (SCM) has attracted attention from businesses and stakeholders, as companies increasingly need to consider their impact on stakeholders and the environment. SCM involves the efficient and economic management of the flow of goods and services, including all processes that transfer raw materials into final products. Companies need to be aware of the following areas of social responsibilities as they pertain to the supply chain: human rights (including working conditions, slave labor, and child labor), occupational health and safety, as well as sustainable production and environmental practices. Companies need to navigate potential ethical, legal, and economic concerns and risks that could arise if they choose a supplier that has, for example, poor safety conditions for their workers, employs child or slave labor, or does animal testing.
Refer to our Business Logistics and Supply Chain Management library guide for literature about managing supply chains and technology innovations affecting business logistics.
The following online resources link to areas of organizational websites focused on supply chain management.
The Library of Congress collections are rich in print materials on supply chain management. The books listed below link to fuller bibliographic information for each item in the Library of Congress Online Catalog.