And…they’re off. If 2012 was the year when we put all the rather complex technical pieces together, 2013 marks the time when we are free to run around the world letting everyone know we’re here. And every time someone somewhere takes us and our ideas to heart, we’ll report it here.
If you would like us to contribute to your magazine, journal, book or blog, drop Stuart Shaw an email and we’ll be happy to see what we can do.
“If you’re a Bangladeshi female and you have a Western man in front of you with a translator, and your supervisor is probably nearby watching, you’re not going to say what you really think,” explained Soulsby. Even then, there’s often no one listening.
In an effort to combat supplier scandals and unethical practice HR experts Lindsay Soulsby and Stuart Shaw have developed a new transparent model which aims to provide a successful measurement of supplier standards…
HR and the Global Supply Chain (login required to view online)
“When you’re talking about labour and People Risk, HR should be sitting in on those conversations and having a say. If you look at the headlines in the last 12 months…the existing practices are fundamentally flawed. Good HR practices get to the real heart of these issues. But at the moment HR are nowhere to be seen.” Check out more from this interview with mine the gap! co founder, Lindsay Soulsby, in the lead feature in the February 2013 edition of People Management (login required to view the article online).
After all the uproar last year over Apple/Foxconn, it was the apparel factory fires in Pakistan and Bangladesh that ensured that 2012 will be remembered for all the wrong reasons. Here mine the gap! offer a very different approach to social and compliance based auditing for 2013.
With hundreds of women killed in apparel factory fires in Pakistan and Bangladesh, not to mention the ongoing Apple/Foxconn saga, 2012 was a bad year for supply chain auditing. In this exclusive feature, Stuart Shaw, Chief of Research at mine the gap! suggests that 2013 will be very different.