A sustainable supply chain management orientation recognizing the shared responsibility of suppliers to implement good work place and environmental practices and vice versa. There is a need for buyers to:
- Measure their own performance and practices against sustainability criteria.
- Consider the impact of their own performance and practices against sustainability, further down the supply chain.
- Gather feedback from suppliers on impacts of buying practices in the local cultural, economic and environmental context.
- Consider how strategic suppliers regard them as a customer.