Hållbart företagande: Utvärderingens Utmaningar i Globala Värdekedjor
I have examined the subject of evaluation and audits on sustainable social development in global value chains. I have investigated the risk of reliable evaluations and audits losing their validity when adjusting quality values into measurable quantified ones that may distort the perception of reality and change. My material consists of three ‘Communication on Progress’-reports. I have used previous literature on the subject, an ‘idea analytic framework’ for my analysis, the ‘Theory on Management and Power-With’ by Mary Parker Follett, the theory of ‘Non Decision’ by Peter Bachrach and Morton S. Baratz, and Tania Murray Li’s concept ‘rendering technical’. It has become clear to me that companies are expressing a dedication to take a more comprehensive social responsibility in the global value chain, but that the challenge is extensive. They therefore largely entrust this task to external actors, who might provide deceptive data that will endanger the operation of long term sustainability. In conclusion, I believe in the undertaking of MNC to conduct a more sustainable business, but that the toolkit needs to be reviewed.