In the article, “A More Sustainable Supply Chain” the authors paint a clear picture that lower-tiered suppliers are not

In the article, “A More Sustainable Supply Chain” the authors paint a clear picture that lower-tiered suppliers are not conforming to a variety of standards of the final producers (the large multinational brands referenced in the article). The further away from the final producer of the product, the less influence firms have on a substantial number of necessary niche suppliers. If you were to have the authority to develop a global policy for this issue, would you increase rigorous standards to possibly include substantial penalties or would you relax standards for final brand producers to have a more honest assessment of the actual performance status of lower tiered suppliers? Please choose only one strategy and support your perspective with at least two key points.

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