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Contractual Control and Labour-Related CSR Norms in the Supply Chain: Dutch Best Practices


Louise Vytopil


Utrecht University - Faculty of Law

January 27, 2012

Utrecht Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 155-169, January 2012

Abstract:     
Multinational companies attempt to gain contractual control of their supply chain, in the face of possible reputational and legal risks with regard to corporate social responsibility. This article sets out the choices that fourteen Dutch multinational companies make: do they choose contracts, general terms and conditions and/or codes of conduct to regulate CSR in their supply chains? Furthermore, it explores the possibilities and limitations of these choices in terms of contract law. A model with three possible options that companies may choose is proposed. It is concluded that most Dutch multinationals do not rely on codes of conduct alone; nearly all anchor their codes of conduct by means of contractual mechanisms. Furthermore, nearly all 'strong' choices include perpetual clauses in relation to sub-tier suppliers.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: corporate social responsibility, supply chain, contracts, codes of conduct, general terms and conditions

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Date posted: February 2, 2012  

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Vytopil, Louise, Contractual Control and Labour-Related CSR Norms in the Supply Chain: Dutch Best Practices (January 27, 2012). Utrecht Law Review, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 155-169, January 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1997192

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Louise Vytopil (Contact Author)
Utrecht University - Faculty of Law ( email )
Janskerkhof 3
Utrecht, 3512 BK
Netherlands
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