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Labour rights the 'next big challenge' for corporates, says M&S

Labour rights the 'next big challenge' for corporates, says M&S | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Louise Nicholls, M&S Head of Responsible Sourcing and Packaging: “The next big challenge we’ve got is that the world of labour rights is changing. It’s no longer about ethical trade which is a risk to business, but rather a risk to rights holders and we need to set up our business to understand what that looks like.
It’s about how well you understand those risks in the extended supply chain in what is a much more hyper-transparent world. We are now in a very different space and it’s much more open, to the point where you need to be talking about what you’re doing to address these issues, and how well you’re doing your due diligence.”

EcoVadis's insight:

Companies such as M&S are proactively finding solutions to fight modern slavery; how engaged are you towards eradicating it from your supply chain?

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British retailers exploit Syrian refugee children, investigation says

British retailers exploit Syrian refugee children, investigation says | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Syrian refugee children have been working in factories making clothes for British high street retailer Marks & Spencer and online store ASOS, an investigation by BBC Panorama found.
The investigation, to be broadcast Monday evening, found Syrian refugees as young as 15 working long hours for little pay, making and ironing clothes in Turkey, to be shipped off to Britain.

EcoVadis's insight:

Famous international brands are 'unconsciously' exploiting children to make the garments. They now feel an urge to clean up their supply chain. Are you exposed to this kind of threat in your business and are you prepared to face related consequences?

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How H&M, Marks & Spencer and Zara are fashioning change

How H&M, Marks & Spencer and Zara are fashioning change | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it
Transforming an unsustainable global supply chain can seem daunting. As much as a single company may be committed to change, it’s almost impossible to do it alone. There is a need for peers and competitors to become colleagues and mentors to enable all. Collective action possesses a raw power that enables us to imagine a different reality. And once that happens we put solutions squarely within the realm of the possible and probable.

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Global companies are together pledging to end the use of ancient and endangered forests in their stylish creations. How are you engaging other companies in your industry to be responsibly engaged?

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