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Special Issue "Responsible Supply Chain and the UN's Sustainable Development Goals"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021) | Viewed by 801

Special Issue Editors

Griffith Business School, Griffith University, Brisbane 4222, Australia
Interests: corporate sustainability management; business innovation for sustainability; environmental and sustainability management accounting; sustainable supply chain management and shared value creation
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
Interests: corporate sustainability management; business models for sustainability; sustainability accounting; sustainable supply chain management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past few decades, sustainability in supply chain management has drawn much attention from both academics and industry. Firms review their products and processes to deliver more environmentally friendly products and services and to pay attention to the social aspects of sustainability. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals accelerate this movement through a global supply chain network. However, some scholars point out that sustainability research domain is not only narrowly focused but also highly fragmented. Furthermore, an increasing number of companies have adopted sustainability practices to improve the environmental and social performance of their business, yet these efforts are not easily diffused in corporate supply chains. Obviously, there are urgent calls for investigation on multiaspects of sustainability in supply chain management from both upstream and downstream practices. The Special Issue of Sustainability titled ‘Responsible Supply Chain and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals’ aims to capture recent developments and challenges in responsible supply chains and the UN’s sustainable development goals, focusing in particular on methodological innovation and recent advances in theoretical and empirical studies from multidisciplines. We are particularly seeking new insights and empirical evidence to question existing practices and understanding of sustainable supply chain management. Papers are invited to contribute to one or more of the following topics:

  • The impact of social sustainability on supply chain practices;
  • Supply chain technology and impact on sustainability;
  • Development of sustainability practices in small and medium enterprises;
  • How to integrate environmental and social sustainability in supply chain practices;
  • Multitier supply chain and responsible supply chain;
  • Interactions between key actors in responsible supply chain management;
  • Supply chain audit for responsible supply chain.
  • Responsible sourcing

Prof. Dr. Ki-Hoon Lee
Dr. Dimitar Zvezdov
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • responsible supply chain
  • sustainability innovation
  • multitier supply chain
  • supply chain audit
  • responsible sourcin

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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