As more nations around the world pass laws holding companies accountable for conditions throughout their supply chains, developing processes for investigating deeper supply chain tiers will become more important for both brands and suppliers.
FLA continues to lead collaborative efforts with companies and civil society organizations to trace supply chains to their source and propose solutions for the labor rights violations our researchers encounter. To encourage greater participation in efforts to improve entire supply chains, FLA developed guidance explaining how to conduct supply-chain tracing beyond the first tier.
Supply-chain tracing can be a very complex process, involving company staff, suppliers, subcontractors, and many others in different countries all around the globe. FLA’s guidance is intended to help companies begin the process of extending their supply chain oversight beyond their first-tier manufacturing facilities, demonstrate leadership in detecting and solving deep supply chain issues, and achieve compliance with emerging legal and regulatory frameworks.