Bendi talks supply chain risks in PCIAW® Webinar

Identifying and Prioritising Risks in Professional Clothing Supply Chains

PCIAW® is hosting a webinar in collaboration with Bendi on the 28th of September, focusing on risks, responsibilities, and social obligations companies have in relation to their supply chain.

Bendi is a data intelligence software that is helping professional clothing companies to identify and assess the risks of labour rights challenges and exploitation in third-party value chains.

The webinar with Bendi and Ansell will discuss how companies can go beyond supplier codes of conduct in assessing labour standards in their third-party value chains and how technology can enrich the snap-shot-in-time reports provided by social audits.

Professional clothing companies that lack adequate visibility of their supply chains risk supplying products manufactured with exploitative labour practices and could suffer reputational damage if impacted, particularly if the practices violate labour regulations in regulated countries.

The purpose of this webinar is to educate on solutions that professional clothing companies can employ to increase the visibility of the supply chain and mitigate the risks of being impacted by labour rights challenges by taking informed decisions on ensure compliance throughout all operations in the third-part value chain.

  • 2:00pm – 2:05pm: Opening address
  • 2:05pm – 2:15pm: The Big Picture of Modern Slavery
  • 2:15pm – 2:30pm: Eradicating Labour Exploitation
  • 2:30pm – 2:40pm: Emerging Tech is the Key to Traceability
  • 2:40pm – 2:50pm: Capacity Building Ensures Best Outcomes
  • 2:50pm – 2:55pm: Conclusion
  • 2:55pm – 3:15pm: Q&A 

The Big Picture of Modern Slavery

2:05pm – 2:15pm

Discussing the bigger picture of forced labour around the world and highlighting the key statistics that show the real problem of vulnerable people being exploited. This segment will look at how and where the textile industry is contributing to modern slavery and talk about the prevention initiatives taking place.

Eradicating Labour Exploitation

2:15pm – 2:30pm

Evaluating the pros and cons of current methods of auditing supply chains, considering if this is a matter of just compliance or improvement and if all supply chain audit initiatives are equal. This section will also explore the consequences for businesses of being challenged on forced labour claims and look at what brands can do to prevent modern slavery.

Emerging Tech is the Key to Traceability

2:30pm – 2:40pm

Considering the impact that emerging technologies can have on the traceability and accountability of supply chains, as companies can begin to leverage real-time identification and risk analysis tools to evaluate the supply chain and look for areas of improvement. This presentation will look at how the digitalised process can facilitate supplier engagement to gather data and track training programs with factories in need of improvement.

Capacity Building to Ensure Best Outcomes

2:40pm – 2:50pm

Showing how engaging with third-party factories to develop and improve conditions will achieve the best outcomes for socially responsible labour practices, not only protecting workers but the suppliers and brands who utilise the factories that are employing them. This topic will highlight case studies to prove that companies supporting the value chain through capacity building helps achieve best outcomes.  

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