Accelerating Supply Chain Transparency in the Apparel and Footwear Industry

This report describes how dozens of brands and retailers are publicly disclosing information about their supplier factories. This has become a widely accepted step toward better identifying and addressing labor abuses in garment supply chains. 


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  • How Apparel Brand Purchasing Practices Drive Labor Abuses

    This report identifies key practices by clothing companies that fuel abusive cost-cutting methods by factories that harm workers.

  • Unfair and Abusive Labor Practices in Pakistan

    This report documents a range of violations in Pakistan’s garment factories. They include a failure to pay minimum wages and pensions, suppression of independent labor unions, forced overtime, insufficient breaks, and disregarded regulations requiring paid maternity and medical leave.

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  • The Need for Supply Chain Transparency in the Garment and Footwear Industry

    This report comes just ahead of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse disaster in Bangladesh. It calls for companies to adopt the Apparel and Footwear Supply Chain Transparency Pledge.

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  • Workers’ Rights in Bangladesh’s Garment Factories

    This 78-page report is based on interviews with more than 160 workers from 44 factories, most of them making garments for retail companies in North America, Europe, and Australia.

    Victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza building collapse and their families demonstrating at the site of the disaster demanding full compensation.