Proper compliance is critical to meet legal requirements, support brand claims, and provide consumers with safe, sustainable, and responsibly sourced products. While compliance management traditionally relies on manual and time-consuming practices, in today’s day and age, it can be achieved much more efficiently and effectively.
The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has increased scrutiny on cotton products coming from China due to concerns around forced labor in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region of China (XUAR). On December 2, 2020, the CBP issued a detention order on cotton products made by Xinjiang Production and Construction…
Understanding the legal requirements and taking action to ensure compliance is essential. However, regulatory compliance is only one of piece of the due diligence puzzle. The other, and perhaps more critical, piece is “consumer compliance,” or the need for businesses to meet consumer expectations regarding product sustainability and integrity.
Apparel and textile companies recognize consumers’ concerns around chemicals in their clothing and are taking steps to reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals altogether.
Despite a tumultuous and challenging year, sustainable and responsible sourcing has remained a long-term priority for businesses. Supplier collaboration, supply chain digitization, and a clear understanding of “responsible sourcing” are all important to ensure ethical business operations. Here are our top 10 blog posts of 2020.
While many advances have been made in terms of supply chain traceability, there is still more to be done. As the industry continues to evolve to a point where traceability is easily achieved—for all products, across all tiers, down to the farm—businesses can, in the meantime, work within the current context. We look at how businesses can approach their traceability journey in a way that balances today’s realities with tomorrow’s bold food safety goals.
We believe there is a fundamental shift happening towards greater corporate social responsibility and sustainability. The investment community’s increased emphasis on Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance (ESG) is strong evidence of just how fundamental this shift is.