CBOS hosts Sustainable Supply Chain Workshop
Companies 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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University of Bath
Bath BA2 7AY
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General Notes For Editors:
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