Recurrent topics.

Shiny paper machine

Recently, during a discussion on a social media about this newsletter, one pointed out I was often repeating myself as some topics were back every 18 months or 2 years one way or the other. He was right. I often write on the pertinence of audit questionnaires very (too) detailed …

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Labor laws, ethic and migration.

Sewing line in Turkey, 2015

The disaster currently happening in Mediterranean sea with hundreds of migrants dying should lead us to a more global approach on migration. Last month, we talked of hiring agency in south east asia especially and their consequences. This month, Syrian refugee in Turkey are the start of our reflexion. Since …

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The global labor market.

Recruitment ad in Philippines

This month picture has been taken in Philippines in February 2015. It is typical of the global approach as for labor market. It is a labor agency ad for employment in Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan. There are requests for qualified jobs as for medical staff in Singapore or unqualified …

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This summer pictures

Greige fabric

For this first newsletter of the year, I have decided to share few pictures with you. They have been taken this summer during audits in China, India and Morocco. There are not much connections between them, but they all show quite usual situations. Thus they can help us to ask …

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We build the supply chain.

Metal process

This month, I’d like to study the global impact of some local practices. Recently, two examples lead me to this topic. First, the especially strong article on the workers in American prisons (here). Several times, the article refers to unfair competitive advantage that prison labor creates. The supply chains using …

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