Sourcing Governance Code
Codes of conduct have become important instruments for socially responsible supplier management. Since many firms and institutional actors nowadays pursue the goal of ethical supplier management, a cascade of codes of conduct has emerged. However, this plurality poses multiple problems on its own account. Within the context of our research project Sustainable Sourcing Excellence, we therefore promote the development of standardized and efficient guidelines for sustainable supply chain management. In cooperation with numerous practitioners requirements and potential barriers for such a Sourcing Governance Code (SGC) are discussed. This study presents a first design sketch for such a standard.