Sarosh Kuruvilla is currently Professor of Industrial Relations, Asian Studies and Public Affairs at Cornell University. He joined Cornell’s faculty in 1990 after obtaining a doctorate in business administration from the University of Iowa in 1989, and after a career as a labor relations manager in the industry in India. He currently directs the New Conversations Project: Sustainable Labor Standards In Global Supply Chains.
Many organizations have established a code of conduct — a kind of self-regulation that clarifies how workers will be treated — and these codes often extend to the rest of the supply chain. But how can you ensure that your purchasing team and your suppliers are in compliance? In this course, you will examine methods for verifying that regulations are followed accurately and consistently. You will explore the advantages and disadvantages of auditing and how to look for and address violations. Whether you reward suppliers for being in compliance or punish them if they are out of compliance — or both — you will recognize the difficulties of assessing the supply chain and determine how to make appropriate decisions that support your organization's code of conduct.
How It Works
3-5 hours per week
100% online, instructor-led
Who Should Enroll
- Executives in global organizations
- Corporate Social Responsibility professionals
- Professionals at NGOs or social auditing firms/investment funds
- Team members from Sustainability Departments or Multi-stakeholder institutions