Today, a coalition of Global Unions and human and labour rights organizations, including MSN, launched a new 15-page report describing how dozens of brands and retailers are publicly disclosing the names and addresses and other information on their supplier factories.
Fashion’s Next Trend: Accelerating Supply Chain Transparency in the Garment and Footwear Industry builds on the momentum of the coalition’s 2016 Transparency Pledge, a minimum standard for supply chain transparency that enables advocates, workers, and consumers to find out where a brand’s products are made.
Supplier transparency is a powerful tool that promotes corporate accountability for garment workers’ rights in global supply chains. It is proof that a company knows where its products are made, and allows workers and labour and human rights advocates to alert the company to rights abuses in supplier factories. Information about brands’ supplier factories can help workers gain faster access to redress for human rights abuses.
- Read Fashion's Next Trend
- Annex II lists the current status of 74 companies' transparency efforts.
- Press release by the Transparency Coalition
- Mountain Equipment Co-op, Lululemon top the list when it comes to supply chain transparency (Toronto Star)
- Human Rights Watch Video on why transparency matters
- What IS the Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Transparency Pledge?
- Tell clothing brands to #GoTransparent
- Read the 2017 coalition report, Follow the Thread: The Need for Supply Chain Transparency in the Garment and Footwear Industry