13 Jul '17, 8am

Researchers: Better Working Conditions Mean Better Business

Researchers: Better Working Conditions Mean Better Business

When the 1990s brought to light a series of corporate exposés and Naomi Klein’s anthem for brand mistrust, No Logo , was published, the role of brands in perpetuating “sweatshop” conditions in the supply chain was thrust vividly into public consciousness. As a watershed moment, clothing retailers across the world have been on an upward curve to make swift and visible changes to their sourcing strategies ever since. CSR programs, compliance audits, and collaborative NGO partnerships have helped to improve conditions factory by factory, while flagship agreements like the Bangladesh Accord , combined with voluntary social standards like the Higg Index , have created new levels of benchmarking. But, despite the plethora of initiatives, indentured labor , poor safety records, harassment, and inadequate wages are still commonplace within almost every producing nation, leaving ga...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/07/researchers-seek-proo...

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