PRI briefing on how investors can move the needle on responsible labour practices
Author: Principles for Responsible Investment, Published on: 17 November 2017
"An investor briefing on the apparel industry: Moving the needle on responsible recruitment practices"
This investor briefing covers why responsible labour practices matter for investors, explains labour risks related with different stages of the supply chain, and points to engagement examples and tools for investors. Further the briefing highlights eleven red flags that investors should look out for which may indicate negative human rights practices in investee apparel companies. It also gives recommendations for effective investor-company engagement, such as encouraging companies to publish a supplier list, to work collaboratively, and to use new technologies to address forced labour issues like recuritment fees.