BSI Group develops index on addressing trafficking & modern slavery risks in supply chains

Author: Sustainable Brands, Published on: 6 February 2017

“Supply Chain Slavery Index Identifies High-Risk Countries in Fashion Supply Chains”, 1 February 2017

The fashion industry is in the midst of a revolution, with more and more companies ramping up efforts to clean up their supply chains, eliminate polluting practices from manufacturing and imbed circular principles into their business models…Despite these efforts and achievements, the industry is still plagued by environmental and ethical issues, but tools such as BSI Group’s Trafficking & Supply Chain Slavery Patterns Index offer a new way for businesses and organizations to identify and address human rights abuses in their supply chains. The Index is unique in cross-referencing source countries of displaced people, and their likelihood of being exploited in destination countries…[and] provides a broad understanding of the…threats to global supply chains. These include human rights abuses, security threats and business continuity risks. The information presented…allows organizations…to make informed decisions about sourcing products and materials, as well as how to engage suppliers to drive continuous improvement in supporting worker needs throughout the supply chains…

[Refers to: H&M, Kering]

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Related companies: H&M Kering