Supply chain abuses: Landmark EU law on fast fashion hangs in the balance

People & Profit

PEOPLE & PROFIT

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The collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh 11 years ago revealed the poor working conditions endured by people serving the global fast fashion industry. What were the lessons learned and has consumer and corporate behaviour changed since then? With EU countries still divided over key new legislation on supply chain due diligence, we discuss what it would mean for companies and consumers with Abbie Morris, co-founder and CEO of Compare Ethics.

Also in the programme:

  • As West Africa’s cacao harvest season draws to a close, many farmers are desperate as bad weather and plant diseases have destroyed their crops, pushing global cocoa prices to record levels. 

     

  • Plus, it’s a possible solution to a labour shortage among a shrinking, ageing population. Delivery robots are being tested on the streets of Tokyo after the Japanese government changed traffic laws. 

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