18 Oct '11, 1pm

Microsoft to Require Vendors to Submit Sustainability Reports

Microsoft says it “aspires to be more than just a good company—it aspires to be a great company.” The company’s latest step in this direction is a focus not on products or practices, but on the company’s supply chain. The company announced on Thursday that starting in 2013 it will require a cross section of its suppliers to provide reports on their adherence to the requirements listed in the existing Microsoft Vendor Code of Conduct. This is an important step as it is supposed to provide Microsoft’s vendors with a much greater incentive to uphold Microsoft’s high standards for legal compliance, business ethics, labor and human rights standards, environmental protection, and respect for intellectual property, which are detailed in the code. Vendors will find that this code is covering almost every possible problematic issue, from minimum wage to child labor to complying wit...

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