Sustainability Sc...
Follow
Find tag "safety"
5.0K views | +0 today
Sustainability Science
How might we keep the lights on, water flowing, and natural world vaguely intact? It starts with grabbing innovative ideas/examples to help kick down our limits and inspire a more sustainable world. We implement with rigorous science backed by hard data.
Curated by PIRatE Lab
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by PIRatE Lab from Sustainable Procurement
Scoop.it!

Tesco stops sourcing at unsafe Bangladesh factory

Tesco stops sourcing at unsafe Bangladesh factory | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it
UK retail giant Tesco has stopped taking clothing from one of its supplier factories in Bangladesh after a structural survey of the site revealed serious safety issues.

Via EcoVadis
more...
EcoVadis's curator insight, June 21, 2013 8:37 AM

An expected response from Tesco: withdrawal.  This is of course more cost effective than capacity building or supplier training , but what about the social consequences for already impoverished economies?

Leanne's curator insight, February 5, 5:58 AM

Ethics

Rescooped by PIRatE Lab from Sustainable Procurement
Scoop.it!

Bangladesh Tragedy Reinforces Need for Corporate Action to Ensure Health and Safety in Supply Chains

Bangladesh Tragedy Reinforces Need for Corporate Action to Ensure Health and Safety in Supply Chains | Sustainability Science | Scoop.it

Today, on International Workers’ Day, an international celebration of the labour movement, the UN Global Compact is urging companies to step up efforts and engage in the fight to improve occupational health and safety standards.


Via EcoVadis
more...
EcoVadis's curator insight, May 8, 2013 10:25 AM

An interesting move from the United Global Compact to focus on down-to-earth CSR issues and advocate for the adoption of better health safety standards in the supply chain. This is a little reactive after major incidents such as the one at the Tazreen factory fire and Rana Plaza factory collapse that led to a 800+ death toll (not 400 as mentioned), but welcome.