The authors aim to contribute to discussions about whether, and how, the ever-growing Western demand for cheap garments can help to create better employment and labour conditions in Myanmar. The research also looks at the efforts of multi-stakeholder initiatives – such as Fair Labor Association, Fair Wear Foundation and Ethical Trading Initiative. Overall, it finds industry and supply chain initiatives have not delivered the needed positive impact on labour conditions.

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Using Blockchain To Combat Modern Slavery
Publications 15 April 2018

Blockchain first entered public awareness as the technology underpinning the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Whilst the longevity of Bitcoin remains uncertain, and governments and financial institutions alike are cautious in their acceptance of cryptocurrenc...Read More

Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh
Publications 15 May 2013

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord) was signed on 15 May 2013. It is an independent, legally binding agreement between global brands and retailers and trade unions designed to build a safe and healthy Bangladeshi Ready M...Read More

The French Law on Duty of Care: A Historic Step Towards Making Globalization Work for All
Publications 15 June 2017

By Sandra COSSART, Jérôme and Tiphaine BEAU DE LOMENIE INTRODUCTION The difficult journey of the French Bill on the duty of care of parent and subcontracting companies came to an end on 23 March 2017, when the French Constitutional Council (Counc...Read More

FTSE 100: At the Starting Line – An analysis of company statements under the UK Modern Slavery Act
Publications 10 October 2016

Analysis shows only a handful of company statements are meeting the Act’s requirements, majority lack adequate information. The FTSE 100 companies who have reported under the Modern Slavery Act so far were scored by the Business & Human Righ...Read More