Manufacturing in China has matured significantly. However, pressure for lower cost production continues to make achieving responsible sourcing objectives challenging. This webinar explores ELEVATE’s unique in country expertise, audit and survey data insights, and trend analysis as the basis for more effective programme design.
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ELEVATE conducts over 12,000 audits a year, primarily in Asia in the apparel, textiles, retail, consumer goods and electronics sectors. In our Social Compliance Trends in China webinar, we draw on the findings from these audits and related analysis from ELEVATE’s worker surveys, eLearning and other sources to formulate a rich picture of business risk, opportunity and impact.
Retailers are increasingly recognizing the multiplier effect associated with vendor ownership. Improving management systems at 20 important vendors may allow the retailer to reduce their direct interactions with a 100 factories, thereby freeing up their own team to be redeployed to work with core factories and/or shift to becoming subject matter experts on specific hot topics/risks.
The time seems to be right as more suppliers are looking to avoid surprises and the fire drill associated with a bad audit. They are looking for ways of getting in front of their audits They also see the potential business impact and marketing advantage to being seen as a leader in social responsibility.
Instead of conducting audits at every factory, what if you trusted your suppliers to manage responsible sourcing on your behalf? By taking a strategic approach to Supplier Ownership, brands and retailers can benefit from a multiplier effect.
How can brands and retailers structure a strategic program to encourage and manage supplier ownership? Join ELEVATE for this special webinar for retailers and brands only to understand how a Supplier Ownership program might be structured, including:
How can we consistently achieve high audit quality? Learn from ELEVATE’s global quality and operational leaders about those elements that truly matter!
Join us for this timely webinar on industry initiatives and core standards.