Journal article
Incorporating sustainability into supply management in the automotive industry - the case of the Volkswagen AG



Publication Details
Authors:
Koplin, J.; Seuring-Stella, S.; Mesterharm, M.
Publication year:
2007
Journal:
Journal of Cleaner Production
Pages range:
1053-1062
Volume number:
15
Start page:
1053
End page:
1062
ISSN:
0959-6526

Abstract
Abstract: Companies are perceived as important actors in the drive for sustainability. Linked to this, and in response to increasing demands from various stakeholder groups, companies start to look at their supply chain to enhance their overall sustainability profile. Two major triggers can be identified: (1) focal companies are held responsible for environmental and social problems caused by their suppliers, which become more and more important as (2) an increasing share of value is created at the supplier level. In response to such demands, companies have to find ways to incorporate environmental and social aspects into their supply (chain) management. Therefore, environmental and social standards are integrated into supply management by amending the purchasing processes. This paper presents one approach to integrate social and environmental standards into supply policy and supply management at the Volkswagen AG, a focal company of the automobile industry. Therefore, required change


Keywords
automotive industry, environmental and social problems, supply management, supply policy, sustainability, Volkswagen AG


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