13 Questions To Ask Suppliers About Working Conditions

As a buyer or a production manager, it’s not always easy to ascertain whether a supplier you have found is employing their workers properly. We’ve put together some questions to help start the conversation.

Audits are widely used to measure compliance with labour standards, but they don’t always tell the whole story, and have not turned out to be a silver bullet for guaranteeing high ethical production standards. But you can start to get a sense of how a supplier or potential supplier operates with the questions listed below.

Not all these questions will be relevant to all suppliers, and they can’t guarantee anything – you won’t be able to examine supporting evidence or talk with workers. But the…

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