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Social Audits No Cure for Retail Supply Chain Labor Abuse

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Bangladeshi worker at a garment factory on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, on November 2, 2022. © 2022 Habibur Rahman/Abaca/Sipa USA (Sipa via AP Images) (Brussels) – Social audits and certifications of suppliers are not enough to prevent and remedy labor rights abuses in global supply chains, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The 28-page report, “‘Obsessed with Audit Tools, Missing the Goal’: Why Social Audits Can’t Fix Labor Rights Abuses in Global Supply Chains,” highlights the problems with social audits and certifications for suppliers, including…

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