Supply chain audit deception ‘common’ – report

Audit deception is common in global apparel supply chains according to a new report from the Transparentem nonprofit which calls for urgent reform. The report, entitled Hidden Harm, revisits previous investigations by the organisation which seeks to uncover and eradicate labour and environmental abuses in supply chains.

Migrant Workers in Malaysia’s Garment Sector Face Severe Exploitation

On Sept. 23, the Malaysian immigration department arrested a Bangladeshi garment factory owner, along with 45 illegal foreign workers, on suspicion of using fake temporary work permits obtained by hacking government systems. The workers, aged between 17 and 67, consisted of Bangladesh, Indonesian and Myanmar nationals, according to immigration director-general Khairul Dzaimee Daud.