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.
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