From International Law to National Law: The Opportunities and Limits of Contractual CSR Supply Chain Governance
To appear in:V Ulfbeck and A Horowitz (eds), Corporate Social Responsibility in Supply Chains: Contract and Tort – Interplay and Overlap (Routledge, 2019)
38 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2018
Date Written: September 21, 2018
Using a variety of methods, transnational corporations with global supply chains regularly incorporate a supplier code of conduct into their relations with suppliers, including through their supply contracts. These codes stipulate corporate social responsibility (CSR) obligations and often refer to hard and soft international law instruments such as International Labour Organization conventions and the UN Global Compact. This chapter contributes to the existing literature on the use of CSR in supply chain contracts by focusing on the use of international law standards, which is an issue that has, so far, only played a minor role in the academic literature.
Keywords: supply chains, corporate social responsibility, public international law, human rights, contract law, soft law, modern slavery
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