Social audits and global clothing supply chains : some observations

Islam, Muhammad Azizul (2015) Social audits and global clothing supply chains : some observations. In Idowu, Samuel O., Frederiksen, Claus Strue, Mermod, Asli Yüksel, & Nielsen, Morten Ebe Juul (Eds.) Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance : Theory and Practice. Springer International Publishing, Berlin, pp. 103-116.

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This study provides some preliminary insight in relation to the use of social audits by the global clothing and retail companies that source garment products from developing nations. In the era of globalisation, companies based in developed nations have transferred their production locations to many parts of the developing nations. At the same time, there are widespread global stakeholder concerns about the use of child labour, inadequate health and safety standards and poor working conditions at many of these production locations. Social audits appear to be a tool used by companies to monitor working conditions and to ensure that manufacturing takes place in a humane working environment. The study finds that companies use social auditing in order to maintain their legitimacy within the wider community.

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ID Code: 81800
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Non-Profit Enterprises/Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics, Organization/Planning, Accounting/Auditing
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-10909-1_5
ISBN: 9783319109084
ISSN: 2196-7075
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Accountancy
Copyright Owner: Copyright 0215 Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2015 22:51
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 03:32

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