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The Role of Legal Compliance in Sustainable Supply Chains, Operations, and Marketing ​

Book Description

Sustainability is a global megatrend with ramifications across all functional areas of business. This book addresses an underdeveloped topic in the field of sustainable business—the use of corporate resources dedicated to legal compliance. In order to comply with the law, supply chain, operations, and marketing professionals must know what the applicable legal frameworks are. In order to promote sustainable business, these same professionals must go beyond mere compliance with these laws. This book will assist you in both respects by (1) offering concise discussions of the primary legal frameworks governing the social, economic, and environmental dimensions of supply chain management, operations management, and marketing; and (2) making the business case for going beyond mere compliance with legal requirements. Written by an expert in environmental law and public policy, this book argues that companies that go beyond mere compliance with social, economic, and environmental safeguards inherent in legal regimes will capture greater benefits and incur fewer risks from their supply chain, operations, and marketing activities.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Abstract
  6. Contents
  7. Disclaimer
  8. Part I The Role of Legal Compliance in Sustainable Business
    1. Chapter 1 Introduction
      1. What Are We Doing Here?
      2. Let’s Get the Controversy Out in the Open
      3. Sustainable Business in Context
      4. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly News
      5. Where Do We Go From Here?
      6. Key Terms
      7. Practical Applications
    2. Chapter 2 Legal Compliance is Merely a Step Toward Sustainable Business
      1. Compliance as Bare Minimum Care
      2. Relationship Between Compliance and Risk Management
      3. Why Companies Go Beyond Mere Compliance
      4. The Importance of Maintaining Social License
      5. Violations of Environmental Law
      6. Regulatory Arbitrage
      7. Key Terms
      8. Practical Applications
  9. Part II Legal Compliance in Sustainable Supply Chain Management
    1. Focusing on Impacts Upstream and Downstream
    2. Chapter 3 SCM Social Impacts: Human Trafficking
      1. Key Terms
      2. Practical Applications
    3. Chapter 4 SCM Environmental Impacts
      1. Extended Producer Responsibility
      2. Product Design
      3. Key Terms
      4. Practical Applications
  10. Part III Legal Compliance in Sustainable Operations Management
    1. Chapter 5 Operations Management and Water Pollution
      1. History
      2. Scope and Applications
      3. Business Ramifications
      4. Key Terms
      5. Practical Applications
    2. Chapter 6 Operations Management and Air Pollution
      1. History
      2. Scope and Applications
      3. Business Ramifications
      4. Key Terms
      5. Practical Applications
    3. Chapter 7 Operations Management and Industrial Waste
      1. History
      2. Scope and Applications
      3. Business Ramifications
      4. Key Terms
      5. Practical Applications
    4. Chapter 8 Operations Management and Workplace Health and Safety
      1. History
      2. Scope and Applications
      3. Business Ramifications
      4. Key Terms
      5. Practical Applications
  11. Part IV Legal Compliance and Sustainability Marketing
    1. Chapter 9 Truth-In-Advertising and Sustainable Product Design
      1. S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc. and the Greenlist™ Lawsuit
      2. Federal Trade Commission Green Guides
      3. Key Terms
      4. Practical Applications
    2. Chapter 10 Truth-in-Advertising and Sustainable Product Supply Chains
      1. Greenwashing
      2. FIJI Water and the “Carbon Negative” Lawsuit
      3. Nike, Inc. and the Sweatshop Lawsuit
      4. Key Terms
      5. Practical Applications
  12. Part V Legal Compliance and Climate Change Mitigation
    1. Chapter 11: EPA’s Climate Change Programs to Date
      1. The Scientific Rationale for Carbon Dioxide Regulations
      2. Current and Prospective Regulation of Greenhouse Gases
      3. Key Terms
      4. Practical Applications
  13. Conclusion
  14. Notes
  15. References
  16. Index
  17. Ad Page
  18. Backcover