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These Four Brands Are Fighting Forced Labor in Their Supply Chains

These Four Brands Are Fighting Forced Labor in Their Supply Chains | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

KnowTheChain launched a ranking of 20 large apparel and footwear companies on their efforts to eradicate forced labor and human trafficking from their supply chains, finding that only a small group of companies seriously addresses exploitation. Most companies have systems in place to monitor and react to forced labor and human trafficking, but few companies address systemic causes.
The four highest-performing companies (Adidas, Gap, H&M and Lululemon) achieve scores above 60/100.

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Great to see big brands such as Adidas, Gap, H&M etc fighting against forced labour in their supply chain

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Many Industry Sectors Unprepared for Conflict Minerals Rule

Many Industry Sectors Unprepared for Conflict Minerals Rule | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

A report from the Responsible Sourcing Network finds that leading companies in the information and communications industry have undertaken initiatives to ensure that their supply chains are free of conflict minerals, but few other industry sectors have done so.

EcoVadis's insight:

This article from Social Funds highlights discrepancies between sectors in implementing due diligence mechanims on conflict minerals. While ICT companies are frontrunners, laggards include companies from the Automotive, Aerospace & Defence & jewelry. RSN January 2013 report can be found here.

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