Week 10 Sustainable Operations (1) - Principles of...

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Principles of Marketing andOperations ManagementLecture 10Sustainable operationsDr Huijing Chen1
"What we take for granted may not be here for our children."- Al Gore
Definition:SustainableDevelopmentSustainable development seeks to meet the needs andaspirations of the present without compromising theability to meet those of the future.Far from requiring thecessation of economic growth, it recognizes that the problems ofpoverty and underdevelopment cannot be solved unless we havea new era of growth in which the developing countries play alarge role and reap large benefits.Our Common Future, 1987(UN World Commission on Environment & Development)
UN Global CompactThe United Nations GlobalCompact asks companies toembrace, support and enact,within their sphere of influence, aset of core values in the areas ofhuman rightslabour standardsthe environmentanti-corruptionSustainability4
HumanRights1.Businesses should support andrespect the protection ofinternationally proclaimed humanrights2.Make sure that they are notcomplicit in human rights abusesLabour3.Businesses should uphold thefreedom of association and theeffective recognition of the right tocollective bargaining4.The elimination of all forms offorced and compulsory labour5.The effective abolition of childlabour6.The elimination of discrimination inrespect of employment andoccupationSustainability5Environment7.Businesses should support aprecautionary approach toenvironmental challenges

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