In the last 6 months of 2012, over 400 (mainly young women) died in garment factory fires in Bangladesh and Pakistan.
Factories whose doors were barred, fire escapes blocked, fire equipment faulty. Factories that had failed audit inspections, but were still. Worse still, factories that passed audits weeks before burning down.
2013 has hardly got off to a better start. As well as the devastating Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh, we have also had a horsemeat scandal wiping millions off retailer share prices.
Whether it’s the clothes we buy, the food on our plates, or our beloved bit of tech, it’s increasingly hard to find something that hasn’t been produced on the back of exploitation, even death.
So why bring this to the attention of HR’? Aside from the moral argument, we believe many of these problems can be solved by embedding good HR practices.
After all, bad management practices, risk-taking cultures, discrimination, high turnover, low engagement – are all HR issues, right? Human capital risks. Risks that you measure and manage internally, and yet we don’t measure across our supply chains?
Written for HR Directors – by former HR experts – this HR Guide outlines:
– What’s wrong with the current auditing process
– Which tools from the HR kit-bag could transform its effectiveness
– How technology can get you as far upstream as your global supply chain finds itself
– And how, through a little collaboration, it is not such a bold move as you might think
Yes, it is yet another hat for HR who already wear more hats than Lady Gaga. But we believe this represents the brightest new frontier for HR – we hope you do too.
Download your free copy of our unique HR Guide to Supply Chain Auditing by clicking on the image. And if you want to: learn more about our services and how they could add value to your supply chain; understand the current people risks of your supply chain; and learn more about our collaborative projects and how you can join in, we are offering a complimentary 1 hour consultation with the HR Director and/or Supply Chain Director.
Call us on 00 44 (0) 1908 330242 or email [email protected]