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Reiman A., Jounila H., Kauppila O. (2021) Buyer Networking in Supplier HSEQ Development – A Macroergonomics Analysis in a CSR Framework. In: Black N.L., Neumann W.P., Noy I. (eds) Proceedings of the 21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2021). IEA 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 220. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74605-6_70

Buyer networking in supplier HSEQ development : a macroergonomics analysis in a CSR framework

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Author: Reiman, Arto1; Jounila, Henri1; Kauppila, Osmo1,2
Organizations: 1Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
2Quality Technology and Logistics, Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden
Format: article
Version: accepted version
Access: embargoed
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2021070241019
Language: English
Published: Springer Nature, 2021
Publish Date: 2022-05-05
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Abstract

Process industries focus on their core processes whilst certain activities are bought as outsourced services from a variety of suppliers. Corporate social responsibility highlights the need to manage and develop suppliers’ HSEQ capabilities. This study focuses on large Finnish industrial companies’ HSEQ cluster, and its’ actions for supplier development. This study includes interviews for large Finnish industrial companies and a database analysis on a sample of supplier audit reports. A macroergonomics analysis is conducted to show how the observations made in the audits, i.e. identified development topics or deviations, are of internal origin and mainly identify issues related to suppliers’ management processes and health and safety performance. In addition, suppliers’ own stakeholder management practices and processes were questioned in some cases. This study shows that this current HSEQ assessment practice by the cluster somewhat strongly identifies issues related to CSR. Yet, some development topics and future research aspects are identified that could help in tying the assessment procedure better with CSR.

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Series: Lecture notes in networks and systems
ISSN: 2367-3370
ISSN-E: 2367-3389
ISSN-L: 2367-3370
Volume: 220
Pages: 552 - 559
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-74605-6_70
OADOI: https://oadoi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74605-6_70
Host publication: Proceedings of the 21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2021)
Host publication editor: Black, Nancy L.
Neumann, W. Patrick
Noy, Ian
Conference: Congress of the International Ergonomics Association
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
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Copyright information: © The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Proceedings of the 21st Congress of the International Ergonomics Association (IEA 2021). IEA 2021. Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems, vol 220. The final authenticated version is available online at https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74605-6_70.