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Tradeshift partners with FRDM to address slavery in the supply chain through global app platform

Tradeshift partners with FRDM to address slavery in the supply chain through global app platform | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

A leader in global supply chain payments and marketplaces has partnered with a technology solutions provider to better highlight and mitigate the challenges of human trafficking in the supply chain. Tradeshift has announced this week that it has partnered with FRDM (formerly Made in a Free World) to collaborate on the FRDM application, helping businesses all over the world proactively create an early detection of supply chain risk in human trafficking. Leveraging Tradeshift’s platform, FRDM brings together spend and supply chain data and analyses risks and compliance to allow users to better trace and monitor every stage of their supply chain ecosystems.  FRDM combines global trade flow data with supplier and purchase level details to provide enterprises with multi-tiered visibility.

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Fast fashion hurts workers and the environment, British lawmakers told

Fast fashion hurts workers and the environment, British lawmakers told | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Britain should pressurise fashion brands to design clothes that pollute less and are easier to recycle to reduce fast fashion's environmental impact, experts told lawmakers on Tuesday. Demand for cheap garments is also leading to poor working conditions and exploitation in global supply chains, the Environmental Audit Committee was told at the first hearing of its inquiry into the sustainability of the fashion industry. 

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Human trafficking, essentially modern slavery, happens all around the world, even in developed countries and poses risks to companies across all industries. At the same time, however, businesses are in a unique position to help eradicate human rights violations, improve millions of lives globally and protect their operations by implementing sustainability collaborative platforms.

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Hong Kong lawmaker vows fresh push for UK-style anti-slavery law

Hong Kong lawmaker vows fresh push for UK-style anti-slavery law | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

A Hong Kong lawmaker vowed on Wednesday to launch a renewed push for an anti-slavery law, warning that there was "no room" for delay as thousands of victims are trapped in the city. There is little support within the Hong Kong government for a new slavery law but lawmaker Dennis Kwok said he had been lobbying international groups, including the United Nations, to put pressure on city officials.

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