In the face of strong competitive pressure and a dynamic market, multinational companies in China are forced to innovate with extraordinary pace and inventiveness. Environmental sustainability is a vital benchmark, and is a key driver for the best companies in each sector – many of them allied with the WWF Climate Savers programme.
Sustainable Champions shows how nine leading multinational companies - including Nestlé, HP, Tetra Pak and Sony - are dealing with environmental, supply chain and ethical challenges in China. The book illuminates some of their transformative practices, and the impact this is having on business in China and beyond. The concluding cross-case analysis of supply chain and environmental challenges faced by leading international firms presents key lessons for business and for sustainability champions.
Sustainable Champions: How International Companies are Changing the Face of Business in China is essential reading for researchers and course leaders seeking on-the-ground examples of local environmental challenges, and any company doing business in one of the world’s fastest-growing economies.
With a Foreword by Simon Zadek, Distinguished Fellow, Academy of Business in Society, Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua School of Economics and Management.
Introduction: The context of doing business in China
1 Responsible Tourism: Fairmont Hotels
2 Learning to Be Sustainable: Hewlett-Packard
3 Sourcing Strategy in China: Nestlé
4 Sustainable Practice in China: SKF
5 On the ‘Road to Zero’: Son
y6 One Step Ahead: Tetra Pak
7 Sustainable Supply Chain Strategy: Vanke8 Towards Sustainable Mobility: Volvo
9 Sustainable Value Chain Strategy: YingliConclusion: Key lessons for business and for sustainability champions