Hidden Harm: Audit Deception in Apparel Supply Chains and the Urgent Case for Reform

Social audits, whether conducted by buyer representatives, third-party certifiers, or other independent groups, are a crucial tool for apparel companies seeking to monitor on-the-ground conditions at distant supplier factories. These audits are high-risk undertakings for suppliers: findings of violations can spur buyers to intensify oversight or terminate a business relationship altogether. Suppliers therefore have a […]