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June 11, 2007

Clean Clothes Campaign rejects GSCP invitation

The world's largest retailers -Tesco, Wal-Mart, Carrefour and Metro announced the formation of the Global Social Compliance Programme (GSCP) - supposedly to encourage a unified approach to promoting good working conditions in the supply chain.

The GSCP represents business' latest proposal to address sweatshop conditions in the global supply chains of multinational corporations, but with an aggregate annual sale of over $500 billion this initiative potentially shadows all others.

Right now the GSCP is consulting various labor rights organisations on the initiative; inviting them to take part in their advisory board; and to give comments on their draft code. In this letter download (pdf), the CCC explains why at the moment we see no value in accepting their invitation.

Posted by cat at 09:23 AM