Hall of shame.

I am upset. I probably shouldn’t as it is not being upset that will change anything, but I am upset anyway. Yesterday I worked on an audit report of a SA 8000 certified company. It was a very clean factory that looks very safe. But about 90% of the job positions …

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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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