The Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, the collapse of a garment

factory in April 2013 that killed more than 1,000 workers, illustrated

why human rights and working conditions are imperatives for any company

with supply chains that extend to the developing world, says Adam

Carrel, senior manager, climate change and sustainability services at


Carrel was among the authors of a new report, "Human rights and Professional Wrongs," that delves into the realities of corporate social compliance

programs. In this week's podcast, he discusses risk-based approaches

that can improve worker conditions throughout the supply chain, protect

brand reputation, and prevent costly compliance issues in the aftermath

of a disaster.

Listen to the podcast. (15 min., 12 MB)

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