10. GroBaby Foods: Green Sourcing

Sheneeta W. White, PhD

This case was written by Professor Sheneeta W. White as a basis for class discussion and is not representative of an actual company or a company’s actions.

Introduction

Janine Bowman walks back to her office after a long meeting. She still can’t believe what she just saw: a recently aired television documentary titled “Are these companies really green?” featuring GroBaby Foods. The program highlighted companies that claim to have environmentally friendly processes and products but don’t hold their suppliers to the same standards. One of GroBaby Foods’ best suppliers, Bass Solutions, was criticized for failing to meet the EPA’s Clean Air Act quality standards for the past five years. Bass ...

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