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CBOS hosts Sustainable Supply Chain Workshop

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CBOS workshopCompanies from around the UK attended a sustainable supply chain workshop hosted by the School of Management's Centre for Business, Organisations and Society (CBOS) on 7th March 2012.

The event was held at the University of Bath's Innovation Centre and bought together supply chain experts from more than 30 UK companies representing various different industries. It focused on the way in which UK companies prioritise environmental or sustainability activities in response to buyer demands.

The workshop served as a valuable exchange of expert insights and best practice in exploring issues of sustainability in the supply chain from both a buyer and a supplier perspective. Sessions included the showcase of leading research in the field and intense discussions about the issues and challenges practitioners associate with sustainable supply chain management.

Feedback from the event was positive, with attendees noting that it was a good opportunity for networking and the sharing of industry experience. It is part of the CBOS ethos to conduct research that responds to practical issues and provides guidance to practitioners, and the findings of workshops such as these shape the nature of future CBOS work.

Notes to Editors

The Centre for Business, Organisations and Society (CBOS) was established in order to provide a forum for research in the area of Business and Society. CBOS is both issue based and interdisciplinary and its members are drawn from a range of functional backgrounds which encompass sociology, organisational behaviour, international business, marketing, economics and finance, and accounting.

The Bath Ventures Innovation Centre provides practical support and expertise to local technology enterprises and companies that emerge from the University’s student and academic research base.

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The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.