Importance of Suppliers:

“Suppliers provide businesses with products and services to run their operations. It is important for businesses to internalise CSR and demonstrate a extended chain of responsibility. After all, their reputation is at stake and so suppliers should be monitored and treated with respect.” (Jay Basil, 2017).

Relevant ethical issues:

  • Human Rights Violations: Health and Safety violations, forced labour
  • Corruption: Minerals from conflict areas
  • Unethical Sourcing
  • Preferential Treatment
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Misuse of Power
  • Gifting and Bribery