Lessons Learned: Fair Labor and Supply Chains

May 28, 2013
Categories: Supply Chain

On June 5, 2013, in partnership with APCO Worldwide and Foley Hoag, will be hosting an event featuring’s Advisory Council member Richard Locke and his new book, The Promise and Limits of Private Power: Promoting Labor Standards in a Global Economy.

Locke’s book is based on extensive research which he conducted through internal audit reports and access to more than 120 supply chain factories and 700 interviews in 14 countries from global brands such as NIKE, HP, and the International Labor Organization’s Factory Improvement Programme in Vietnam.

Locke’s findings emphasize the importance of working closely with supply chain partners to improve processes and practices. When the team at was developing the CREATe Leading Practices programs for both IP protection and anti-corruption, these learnings were taken into consideration.

In a recent Boston Review article, CREATe’s Pamela Passman provides a response to Locke’s book and also discusses the importance of collaborating with suppliers to improve systems to protect intellectual property (IP) and prevent corruption.

E-mail with “Richard Locke Event” in the subject line for more information.