Earlier this month Omega hosted a webinar, in conjunction with the American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA), on the challenge of commercial corruption within supply chains. Omega described the risks brands and retailers are most exposed to and the necessary controls they should implement to mitigate them.
A common mistake made by supply chain executives is believing that associates are either corruptible or incorruptible. This is based on the mistaken notion that ‘good people’ are beyond reproach and misunderstands human nature.
With the Lunar New Year approaching, attention turns to worker retention in China. What is the current situation? Which strategies are suppliers employing and how significant a challenge will this be in future?
After 10 years in the responsible sourcing profession, considers whether the industry should ‘move away from auditing’?
Responsible sourcing programs require significant investment in both time and dollars. How does your organization measure the success of its program should it be challenged by leadership or external stakeholders?
New legislation in The United States, governing forced labor, has seen a spike in shipments being withheld at U.S ports. How exposed is your business to this risk?
The arrest last month of an alleged Vietnamese people trafficker shines a light on the developing challenge of forced labor in China.
In Omega’s view, worker health and safety training is often overlooked as a capacity building tool. The potential benefits are very tangible and important impacts can simply be made.
As codes of conduct become more established, suppliers and employees find new ways to circumvent the rules. Soft loans are now being offered by suppliers in place of traditional bribes.
Is your organization launching, or overhauling, its responsible sourcing program? Avoid these common mistakes.