Manufacturing is rife with sustainability challenges ranging from environmental issues, such as pollution, to social issues, such as poor working conditions. Brands and retailers (buyers) are increasingly held responsible for […]
The unquestioning faith of supply chain management coupled with free-trade policy has left us unprepared to confront the pandemic.
On the first anniversary of the ILO’s adoption of C190, we are now grappling with seismic shocks to economic security and public health due to COVID-19.
COVID-19 has pointed out the obvious: the supposed capitalist rationality of supply chains produces short-term profits but increases risk and vulnerability
Simply integrating “worker voice” into the equation cannot reverse the shortcomings of social auditing programs, argue Penelope Kyritsis, Genevieve LeBaron and Mark Anner
In this blog, Jon Morris discusses the ways through which education creates a positive impact on the social sustainability of the global textile industry.
In this blog, Remi Edwards discusses the ways through which corporations market commodities as ethically sourced, in spite of systemic labour exploitation.
Professor Genevieve LeBaron, co-director of SPERI, is part of an international team of researchers that has received $2.5M for a […]
A major new report published today proposes new policy interventions to tackle previously unaddressed root causes of exploitative work conditions. ‘Confronting […]
‘Confronting Root Causes: Forced Labour in Global Supply Chains’, a new report that call for innovative approaches to tackle forced […]