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Brands should take more control of supply chains to fix labour exploitation

Worker exploitation is rampant in the global fashion industry, according to countless investigations, studies and reports. So why haven’t fashion brands cleaned up their acts? Even if brands want to be part of the solution (as they are frequently asked to be) they are hindered by the current legal system. The problem is if brands are to eradicate labour exploitation, they must take more control of their supply chains. But if they take more control over their supply chains, they open themselves up to the risk of tremendous legal liability.

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Bangladesh. Rana Plaza Compensation Scheme. Technical report on the scheme design and operationalization, and lessons learnt

This report has been prepared in the context of the Ghana Social Opportunities Project that seeks to support Ghana to rationalize its social protection expenditure. The Report analyses expenditure in terms of its sustainability, robustness, efficiency and effectiveness in preventing or reducing poverty, social exclusion and ill health. It includes an analysis of the current structure of social expenditure and ...

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WORKERS’ VOICE REPORT 2016 | The Working Conditions in Bangladesh’s RMG Industry after Rana Plaza

The Workers’ Voice Report 2016 represents the collaboration of two organisations sharing a common vision of pushing Bangladesh’s Ready Made Garment (RMG) industry towards more sustainability. Awaj Foundation, a local NGO dedicated to fighting for labour rights, and Consulting Service International (CSI) Ltd., a Hong Kong based consultancy with long-term experience in advising international brands and retailers on introducing Corporate ...

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One Year After the Rana Plaza Tragedy

Third Independent Monitoring Report One Year After the Rana Plaza Tragedy Where Do We Stand? – The Victims, the Sector and the Value Chain The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) in association with fourteen civil society think tanks under an independent monitoring initiative has been tracking the progress of various initiatives related to the Rana Plaza Tragedy. As a part ...

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100 Days of Rana Plaza Tragedy

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has prepared the first Independent Monitoring Report on the Rana Plaza Tragedy, on behalf of the partnership which has been set up to monitor the delivery status of follow-up activities relating to the tragedy that happened on 24 April 2013.

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CPD urges successful closure of post-rana plaza initiatives

All initiatives concerning the post-Rana Plaza deliverables undertaken in the last two years should soon meet the expected outcome, observed discussants at the fourth CPD dialogue on the tragic incident. The consequences and lessons emerging from the Rana Plaza collapse call for ways to catalyse this experience to create a safe working condition in the industrial sector, recommended the discussants. ...

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All of us are responsible for Rana Plaza Tragedy: IDRC President

Tragedy like Rana Plaza does not happen in a vacuum and all of us are responsible for this. The government, RMG factory owners, workers- nobody played their due role to avoid such incident, said Dr Jean Lebel, President of International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada. We, the buyers, also have a tendency to buy cheap products from cheap labours which ...

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