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Sustainability Assessment: A Pathway to Reducing Audit Fatigue?

Mckinnon, Jeffrey LU (2012) In IIIEE Master Thesis IMEN41 20122
The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics
Abstract
Due to concerns from a wide variety of stakeholders social and environmental performance throughout the supply chain has become very important. Global corporations have a plethora of choices of how to structure and communicate their sustainability work in the supply chain. The objective of this research is to investigate how audit and monitoring frameworks attempt to increase transparency, improve social and environmental performance and reduce inefficiencies of audit fatigue. Using two organisations as case studies, Sedex and the GSCP, best practices framework from sustainable supply chain management theory will be used to compare how these organisations operate in relation to how academics suggest sustainability issues in the supply... (More)
Due to concerns from a wide variety of stakeholders social and environmental performance throughout the supply chain has become very important. Global corporations have a plethora of choices of how to structure and communicate their sustainability work in the supply chain. The objective of this research is to investigate how audit and monitoring frameworks attempt to increase transparency, improve social and environmental performance and reduce inefficiencies of audit fatigue. Using two organisations as case studies, Sedex and the GSCP, best practices framework from sustainable supply chain management theory will be used to compare how these organisations operate in relation to how academics suggest sustainability issues in the supply chain should be addressed. To supplement these findings, interviews were conducted with stakeholders involved in these schemes to gain insight into how effective these organisations are in reality and whether or not they have succeeded improving social and environmental performance, reducing inefficiencies of audit fatigue and if they can achieve transparency in the reporting process. (Less)
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author
Mckinnon, Jeffrey LU
supervisor
organization
course
IMEN41 20122
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Sustainability Assessment, Audit Fatigue, Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Corporate Social Responsibility.
publication/series
IIIEE Master Thesis
report number
2012:23
ISSN
1401-9191
language
English
id
3131245
date added to LUP
2012-10-19 17:02:53
date last changed
2012-10-19 17:02:53
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  abstract     = {Due to concerns from a wide variety of stakeholders social and environmental performance throughout the supply chain has become very important. Global corporations have a plethora of choices of how to structure and communicate their sustainability work in the supply chain. The objective of this research is to investigate how audit and monitoring frameworks attempt to increase transparency, improve social and environmental performance and reduce inefficiencies of audit fatigue. Using two organisations as case studies, Sedex and the GSCP, best practices framework from sustainable supply chain management theory will be used to compare how these organisations operate in relation to how academics suggest sustainability issues in the supply chain should be addressed. To supplement these findings, interviews were conducted with stakeholders involved in these schemes to gain insight into how effective these organisations are in reality and whether or not they have succeeded improving social and environmental performance, reducing inefficiencies of audit fatigue and if they can achieve transparency in the reporting process.},
  author       = {Mckinnon, Jeffrey},
  issn         = {1401-9191},
  keyword      = {Sustainability Assessment,Audit Fatigue,Sustainable Supply Chain Management,Corporate Social Responsibility.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  series       = {IIIEE Master Thesis},
  title        = {Sustainability Assessment: A Pathway to Reducing Audit Fatigue?},
  year         = {2012},
}