Managing Sustainable Supply Chains

In order to help firms build and manage sustainable supply chains, the International Organization for Standardization has devised ISO 14000 standards for environmental management systems, and ISO 26000 for guidance on social responsibility. The ISO 14001:2004 standards require documentation of a firm’s environmental program. The ISO 14001:2004 family addresses environmental management by specifying what the firm does to minimize harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities, and to achieve continual improvement of its environmental performance. The documentation standards require participating companies to keep track of their raw materials use and their generation, treatment, and disposal of hazardous ...

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