Implementing Sustainability in the Global Supply Chain – The Case of Grundfos


This case presents a detailed account of the efforts of a large Danish manufacturing company to introduce a sustainability agenda in its global supply chain operations. The aim of this paper is to develop a deeper understanding of the cross-functional coordination and integration, governance mechanisms, and operational practices related to introducing a highly ambitious sustainability agenda in a supply chain.

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