Brands have little insight into the working conditions at their factories. It’s time for a mandatory system of due diligence—not a voluntary one.
For years, apparel brands have promised to police their supply chains to root out unsafe conditions and worker abuse. But new research from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations found a variety of problems in their efforts. For example, much of the information given to the auditors who inspect factories was inaccurate, particularly in China and India.
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