You are asked to develop a PowerPoint presentation of no more than eight (8) slides to the
Board of your company to examine the current state of play on the issues raised in the
following case. The case was published in 1993.
Imagine that you are a senior operations manager in a clothing manufacturing and retail
company based in a developed country, such as the United States. Your role includes
responsibility for international contracts for the manufacturer of the clothing that your
company sells into the USA and other developed countries. The Board is well aware of the
sensitivity of social sustainability in developing countries and the contribution that big
companies from developed countries make. It is less aware of the current situation in regard to
regulation and practice.
You have to prepare a presentation on the current situation in social sustainability
regulation and practice relating to companies from developed countries that outsource
manufacturing to factories in developing countries.