Structural Reform / Strategic Breakthroughs
Toward Systemic Change in Supply Chains
The WRC’s efforts have helped illuminate the nature and causes of labor rights abuses in global supply chains, expose the inadequacy of industry-sponsored monitoring schemes, and shape the public debate about the path to genuine reform.
Achieving decent conditions in supply chains requires systemic reform: supplanting voluntary industry promises with enforceable agreements worldwide and obliging brands to end the price pressure on suppliers that impels abuses. We drive strategies to advance this agenda.
We have played a key role in developing and launching some of the most innovative and effective labor rights initiatives of the last decade, including the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, the Alta Gracia living wage apparel factory, the Landmark agreements to tackle Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in Lesotho Garment Factories, the Coalition to End Forced Labour in the Uyghur Region, and the union-management agreement covering the entire Fruit of the Loom workforce in Honduras that guarantees the right to organize and bargain collectively.