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Sustainable and Responsible Supply Chain (SRSC) Forum

Cardiff Business School is recognised for global leadership in sustainability, supply chain management and procurement.

The forum provides an opportunity for academics from the Logistics and Operations Management (LOM) section to coalesce with each other, and with internal and external partners to explore future grand challenges, and to ensure that organisations from different sectors and industries prioritise sustainable and responsible supply chain management.


  • coordinate with other sustainability groups within the university (e.g. Sustainable Places)
  • hosting half-day workshops for academics and practitioners (e.g. modern slavery, public procurement)
  • PhD Sustainability SIG - special events for PhD students to encourage collaboration with PhD students from outside Cardiff University.
  • UK and European university collaborations (e.g. Bath, Bristol, Liverpool, Nottingham, Politecnico Di Milano)
  • invite speakers from journals – Editors and Guest editors of special issues on sustainability issues
  • collaborate on funding opportunities e.g. Future Generations Commissioner procurement related projects


The LOM section conducts a broad range of sustainable supply chain management (SSCM) research, with around half of all LOM staff doing research related to SSCM.

SSCM is about implementing sustainability goals in the supply chain. SSCM is thought of as having three pillars, where the economic goals in the supply chain are balanced with social and environmental goals. It also includes a wide range of topics such as social and ethical issues in supply chains, modern slavery, fair trade, paying a living wage, buying from small business and social enterprises, and inclusivity, diversity and cultural issues in supply chains.

It can include public and third sector research, such as sustainable public procurement, and community benefits in social public procurement. It also includes broader environmental issues such as green logistics, life cycle assessment and the circular economy. It can be explored from a variety of theoretical perspectives, and adopting different methods.

Our research reflects the range of research on sustainable and responsible supply chain issues.

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