WASHINGTON – The board of the Fair Labor Association, a US non-profit which promotes adherence to international and national labour laws, has voted in favour of associate businesses requiring full factory list transparency. The move, the first of its kind for such an organisation, has been welcomed by stakeholders in the global apparel industry. Jill Tucker, head of supply chain innovation & transformation at C&A Foundation, described the moved as a “big step forward for transparent supply chains,” while Aruna Kashyap of Human Rights Watch said it was a “huge development in the garment industry” and called for other standards organisations to follow suit.
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