Combating The Complex Subcontracting Crisis

With on-going trade wars and political instability, the risk of unauthorised subcontracting in global supply chains is on the rise. CO explores what brands can do to tackle this endemic issue.

Why auditing doesn’t work  

There is growing consensus within the industry that audits simply do not work. Both Clean Clothes Campaign’s recent report on social auditing and Cornell University’s latest research project, found that the current “code-of conduct-monitoring-compliance” approach consistently fails to protect workers and uncover even the most basic health and safety concerns, let alone the more complex issues such as unauthorised contracting. 

Atilla Celisez, managing director of K…

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Harriet Radford

Associate Editor at Common Objective