The apparel industry needs sustainable, resilient and efficient supply chains. Getting there and ensuring responsible business conduct needs a global system that has collaboration between buyers and suppliers as a cornerstone. It must move beyond an audit based system, but the audits still needed must not overlap.
- Reduce overlap in audits
- Shift focus from controls to improvements in a globally recognized approach to RBC
- Focus on collaboration between buyers and manufacturers and encourage knowledge transfer to create more responsible supply chains
- Defend the interests of apparel SMEs in these global harmonization processes.