A look on the forced labor.

Modern workshop in China

This winter has seen several media reporting on slaves used by boats of fisheries in south Asia. Fortunately such cases are not frequently found in more industrial supply chains. Unfortunately, we meet nonetheless forced labor situations in many different locations. IlO has indeed set one more step to fight the …

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What do we do of hard facts?

Handcraft workers

Audits results are not always positive, and that sometimes lead to difficult relations between customers and suppliers. One obvious strategy for the factory is to deny the non-compliance. Often the factories request for physical evidence of non-compliance. It is especially sensitive points as some topics can’t be easily identified with …

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Origin or consequence?

A worker polishing glass

Among the hundreds of audits we perform each year, the ones of China (and some other production countries) show a quasi-constant situation. The factory prepares the audit to hide information one way or the other. It could be fake records or the coaching of workers to lie to the auditors. …

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