Social compliance auditing regularly comes under criticism for being outmoded, ineffective and, even, counterproductive.
The most important question when developing an ethical sourcing program is ‘where are my factories?’ or ‘where are my products actually made?’
Supply chain fraud and corruption affects everyone. On a micro level, it results in poorly qualified suppliers becoming part of your network, factories with egregious ethical issues becoming approved and defective shipments passed.
Buoyed by a highly competitive outsourcing sector, growing foreign remittances and a developing manufacturing industry, The Philippines has become one of Asia’s fastest growing economies.