Sourcing ethics in the textile sector: The case of C&A
AbstractDuring the last years competition in the textile sector has increased, putting financial returns under considerable pressure. As a result, production has shifted to low wage countries in the third world. This has raised the relevance of ethical procedures. This paper analyses how C&A as one of the largest Western apparel companies organises its sourcing ethics, notwithstanding the financial pressure in the market. Based on interviews with Asian suppliers of C&A during the second half of 2000, we review the opinions of external stakeholders about the sourcing ethics of C&A. Finally, we evaluate C&A’s sourcing ethics from a theoretical perspective.
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Date of creation: 2002
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Publication status: Published in Business Ethics: A European Review 11.3(2002): pp. 282-294
Textile sector; audit; sourcing; code of conduct; compliance; ethics; corporate social responsibility; child labour;
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