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Several business cases have been compiled by the RESPECT partners to show examples of good practices in CSR, stakeholder collaboration and responsible supply chain management. 
The short introductions below give a snapshot of the cases that are available to registered members of the RESPECT community (to register, click here). 

 

  

 

Business Case 01
Adzyaman Textile Cluster Center Turkey: regional collaboration to empower suppliers
This case study shows an example of good industry practice where supply chain stakeholders find innovative and responsible solutions to boost regional employment and economy.
Through productivity and CSR empowerment, suppliers can be stronger stakeholders and have more leverage in the purchasing process.

Business Case 02
Orta Anadolu: direct communication channels between a supplier and its consumers
This case study shows a company example having a great return on investment through CSR and innovative collaborative practices.
Through innovative communication channels, suppliers can increase stakeholders' knowledge for a more positive impact in the supply chains.

Business Case 03
Marks & Spencer - Plan A: long-term CSR strategy with a strong focus on developing communications channels with suppliers and consumers.
This case study shows a buyer's example of good CSR and sourcing practices by developing long-term partnerships and increasing effective communication with key stakeholders.

Business Case 04
"BulClust" Bulgaria: an innovative cluster structure to improve quality production and CSR standards
This case study, developed by a supplier partner of the RESPECT project, shows how a supplier can be at the origin of CSR and innovative practices to improve its competitiveness in a difficult market situation.

Business Case 05
Aster Tekstil : investment in new technologies to improve lead time management and raise CSR standards
This case study shows a supplier's example that is looking to sustainable solutions to cope with high quality and CSR requirements in a very competitive market.
Investment in technology can help suppliers improve their internal systems such as production planning, lead time management and productivity and at the same time, improve their impact on working conditions and the environment. Stronger internal management systems also positively impact on communication and collaboration with buyers for longer-term partnerships.