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Sustainable Supply Chain of Enterprises: Value Analysis

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Institute of Maritime Transport and Seaborne Trade, Department of Global Economy, Faculty of Economics, University of Gdansk, 81-824 Sopot, Poland
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Department of Transport Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Gdansk, 81-824 Sopot, Poland
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Sustainability 2020, 12(1), 419; https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010419
Received: 3 December 2019 / Revised: 22 December 2019 / Accepted: 3 January 2020 / Published: 6 January 2020
An enterprise carrying out operations according to the sustainable development (SD) concept should maximize its business goals without affecting interest groups. It requires not only a rethinking, but also a partial allocation of profit to social goals—used to contribute to and create a positive image of the enterprise and improve its competitiveness—over the long-term. Operations should result in an increase in profit—indirectly—by way of demand. This paper explores the sustainable supply chain (SSC) concept and the interplay of corporate social responsibility (CSR) within business objectives. The concept of SSC-compliant CSR is primarily stressed as an executive, top-down centric role. Businesses and societies at large that foster an SD continuum are considered healthy economies. The SD of enterprises and CSR in business are explored in relation to social investment and considered a viable long-term strategy for doing business. A pilot case study of Poland is carried out as a value analysis of the SSCs of enterprises. The key findings illustrate the benefits and problems of SSCs applied at the enterprise level. The problems of applying the principles of SSC within the enterprise and the connection between its levels of strategy and social value in terms of CSR and entrepreneurial operations are examined. Comparative studies indicate a number of overlapping trends in which positive SSC is cross-functional toward business partners, suppliers, customers, investors, and local communities. View Full-Text
Keywords: sustainable development; corporate social responsibility; interest groups; economic development; business goals; Poland sustainable development; corporate social responsibility; interest groups; economic development; business goals; Poland
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Oniszczuk-Jastrząbek, A.; Czermański, E.; Cirella, G.T. Sustainable Supply Chain of Enterprises: Value Analysis. Sustainability 2020, 12, 419. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010419

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Oniszczuk-Jastrząbek A, Czermański E, Cirella GT. Sustainable Supply Chain of Enterprises: Value Analysis. Sustainability. 2020; 12(1):419. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010419

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Oniszczuk-Jastrząbek, Aneta; Czermański, Ernest; Cirella, Giuseppe T. 2020. "Sustainable Supply Chain of Enterprises: Value Analysis" Sustainability 12, no. 1: 419. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12010419

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