Business As Usual Is Not An Option: Supply Chains And Sourcing After Rana Plaza.

April 2014

Indirect sourcing, the opaque practice of subcontracting, is a root cause of safety risks and poor working conditions in Bangladesh. Released one year after the collapse of Rana Plaza became most deadly industrial accident in modern manufacturing, a new report by the Center examines a range of measures undertaken in the last year, none of which have yet addressed the fundamental problems facing the garment industry.

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