Social Responsibility: Sizing Up Your Suppliers

Author(s):

Osamu (Sam) Uehara, C.P.M.
Osamu (Sam) Uehara, C.P.M., CEO, Institute for Supply Management Japan, Inc., 81-42-351-0595; ouehara@ismjapan.org

90th Annual International Conference Proceedings - 2005 - San Antonio, TX
Abstract

In today’s ever-increasing changes in the marketplace, a lack of the social responsibility captures public attention and impacts the health of the organization. Socially responsible organizations enjoy better financial performance, an enhanced reputation, increased productivity and quality, and good retention of employees. In Japan, social responsibility is not always formally recognized within organizations. ISM Principles of Social Responsibility introduced, in April 2004, a framework of measurable corporate policies and procedures and resulting behavior designed to benefit the workplace in the 7 areas

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