Sustainability practices and processes in supply chains of international companies in Russian market
Skorniakova, Anastasiia (2020)
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School of Business and Management, Kauppatieteet
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The purpose of the current research was to examine the sustainability practices of foreign companies in the Russian market. The concept of sustainability is actively developed in the western countries, however, for Russia there is a huge gap in sustainability practices, thus, this research follows the understanding of current situation with sustainability issues. Furthermore, the study focuses on the supply chain of international companies in order to make a comparative analysis between the sustainability processes in Russia and in Europe, and to get a holistic picture where companies are lacking. The empirical study was conducted through semi-structures interviews with representatives of the four companies. Next, the analysis shows the lack of expertise towards realization of sustainability in supply chains, however, companies seem to have an interest in developing environmental sustainability. The main issue has been examined is that companies are guided by the headquarters of EU and, hence, follow all the rules and regulations.