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Ethical threads [online] : corporate and social responsibility in the Australian garment industry

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Internet only - free access
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Length:
16 p. ; 30 cm.
Publisher:
Fitzroy, Vic: Brotherhood of St Laurence
Year:
2007
ISBN-ISSN:
9781876250782
Type:
Electronic resource
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Abstract:
The study found companies had limited awareness and understanding of either local laws or international mechanisms for monitoring labour rights in their supply chains. Many companies, especially smaller enterprises, believed it was difficult to comply with Australian law and the Homeworkers Code of Practice, or to implement corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies in either their Australian or international supply chains, citing issues of access to suppliers, small manufacturing bases and limited organisational capacity. There was a lack of trust between workers, suppliers, labour rights organisations and principal companies, who do not work collaboratively and often fail to understand each other’s circumstances. Further, smaller companies generally believed that Australian consumers did not care about the conditions under which garments were manufactured, and that no business case existed for developing CSR strategies.
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