THE FORD APPROACH TOWARDS HUMAN RIGHTS AND BUSINESS INTEGRATION
United States of America
This case study illustrates how Ford has systematically integrated considerations of human rights to management systems and operating procedures in the period of time from 2000 to 2009. Ford has defined quite clearly the relationship of human rights and business policy both in theory and in practice. The case study addresses particularly the first two UN Global Compact principles in placing special emphasis on sustainability policies and challenges in the context of supply chain management. It also elaborates on Fords leadership role in bringing both the issues and potential solutions to the global automotive industry in an effort to expand and maximize the leverage within the companys sphere of influence through collaboration with other actors. The case study concludes with a passage on lessons learned and an outlook on the future of sustainability work at Ford.
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