Sustainable Manufacturing in SMEs—A Case from Sportswear Manufacturing (Case 4)

  • Asbjørn Rolstadås
  • Bjørnar Henriksen
  • David O’Sullivan


There is no doubt that sustainability is becoming more important in manufacturing and not only as a response to requirements from government regulations. We also see a growing number of companies having sustainability and social responsibility as the basic element of their core business model. In this case an example of a sportswear company is presented. We see some of the challenges facing the company when it comes to offshore manufacturing and how it has a particular focus on a work force that otherwise would have difficulties with entering the labor market.



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© Springer-Verlag London 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Asbjørn Rolstadås
    • 1
  • Bjørnar Henriksen
    • 2
  • David O’Sullivan
    • 3
  1. 1. Department of Production and QualityNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.SINTEF Technology and SocietyTrondheimNorway
  3. 3.School of Engineering and InformaticsNational University of IrelandMoycullen Co. GalwayIreland

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