Tracing sustainable supply chains
Codes of conduct have been a hot topic for a while, but the issue is debatable in working life as well as in research. Trading firms use codes of conduct in order to improve the conditions for those working with suppliers in various producing countries.
In some of the countries that produce goods for Swedish retail companies the working conditions are substandard. Many of the Swedish companies try to remedy this by implementing codes of conduct that regulate the working conditions of the supplier companies. Within the research project "Tracing Sustainable Supply Chains", the researchers have made interviews with workers and factory visits in Indonesia and China as well as document studies and interviews with Swedish retail companies.