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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2014

Implementing a collective code of conduct-CSC9000T in Chinese textile industry

Chen, Tingting; Larsson, Anna; Mark-Herbert, Cecilia


China's textile and apparel industry is facing pressure to take CSR initiatives. The implementation of CSC9000T, based on a consumer-oriented and sustainable development philosophy, is a milestone to the industrial development. CSC9000T has similar features as the standards SA8000 and ISO 26000. Focus is on social aspects, with relatively vague environmental guidelines and lack of third-party audits. Motives for implementation have initially been driven by international pressure groups and customer expectations. An initial internal focus is placed on education and company policies. The role of the Chinese government and authorities is to strengthen and legitimise the industry. (C) 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


CSC9000T; Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); ISO 26000; China; Textile; SA8000

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Journal of Cleaner Production
2014, volume: 74, pages: 35-43

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Chen, Tingting
Beijing RongZhi Institute of Corporate Social Responsibility
Larsson, Anna
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Economics

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
SDG17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
SDG8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

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