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What To Do When Slavery Is Revealed In Your Supply-Chain - Blog | Procurious

What To Do When Slavery Is Revealed In Your Supply-Chain - Blog | Procurious | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
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Modern slavery, First rule: Don't panic -transparency is step 1. Second: Don't systematically 'pull out' of a country.

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Is your T-shirt clean of slavery? Science may soon be able to tell

An estimated 46 million people are living as slaves, according the 2016 Global Slavery Index by the Walk Free Foundation, which said Uzbekistan - the world's fifth-largest cotton exporter - Turkmenistan and Tajikistan were forcing people to work in the annual cotton harvest.
Over 264 brands have signed up to a global pledge set up by the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), run by the California-based charity As You Sow, vowing not to use Uzbek cotton until the government stops using forced child and adult labor.
"I think many consumers would be appalled to contemplate the notion that their garment they're wearing could be the product of human trafficking," Hayward said.

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There are rising concerns about the global cotton industry using child and forced labor in harvesting and during the production process. Do you face similar issues in your supply chain?

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The U.K. Modern Slavery Act - Implications and Impacts

The U.K. Modern Slavery Act - Implications and Impacts | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
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A new white paper from EcoVadis on the UK Modern Slavery Act

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Supply Chain Slavery Index Identifies High-Risk Countries in Fashion Supply Chains 

Supply Chain Slavery Index Identifies High-Risk Countries in Fashion Supply Chains  | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Russia, Slovakia, India and Pakistan have been identified as ‘severe risk’ source countries of ‘modern day slaves’ to the UK. Of the G7 nations, Italy is identified as a ‘high risk’ nation — partly due to the conflict in Syria. Greece and Turkey are additionally categorized as ‘high risk’ countries.

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Are you sourcing from those high-risk countries?

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The Dirty Secret Hiding in Our Outerwear

The Dirty Secret Hiding in Our Outerwear | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Patagonia pulled on a thread and found migrant workers suffering under servitude in its supply chain. Will its disclosures prompt other brands to air their dirty laundry (or even look for it), as well?
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