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How Many Slaves Work For You?

“How many slaves work for you?”

Though a shocking and albeit somewhat perplexing question, that’s how keynote speaker Justin Dillon, CEO and founder of Made in a Free World, a network of businesses and individuals working toward eliminating slave and forced labor from supply chains, opened the Ethical Sourcing Forum (ESF) in New York City last week.

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Footwear Retailers Confront Complex SEC Conflict Minerals Filing Requirements

Footwear retailers and manufacturers are closely scrutinizing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new filing requirements regarding the use of conflict minerals in retail products. Complaints regarding the requirements’ lack of clarity, as well as the seemingly onerous obligations they place upon manufacturers, are increasingly… Read More

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Retailers Struggle to Comply with SEC Conflict Mineral Filing Requirements

Many apparel manufacturers have been grappling with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) new requirements that they file disclosures regarding the use of conflict minerals by a May 2014 deadline. Complaints regarding the requirements’ lack of clarity, as well as the seemingly onerous obligations they place… Read More

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