Is NGO Scrutiny Reducing Supply Chain Transparency?

November 18, 2016


NGOs play a vital role in regulating and holding brands and retailers to account, especially when it comes to the transparency of their supply chains – but are their radars locked onto the wrong targets?

In developing markets where legislation struggles to keep apace of new developments, NGOs play a crucial role in holding companies – and in turn their suppliers – to account, be it for the treatment of workers, protection of the environment or safety of the items produced.

I wonder, however, if the pendulum has swung too far, not because standards are sufficiently high – they are not – but because the NGO’s radars are locked onto the wrong targets.

 Read the full article on the Center for Reputation.