Advocacy groups such as Fair Work have created standards for fairness in supply chains- these include four separate pieces on working with new contractors and contractors you have previously hired,and for checking your own business as it has been operating and as it will operate. These are all important as there can be ethical and legal consequences to breaking laws, and that workers who are being treated unfairly often are in very bad situations. The group has a good record for figuring out cases, so they can be trusted.
- Fair labor standards play a major role in the way corporations handle their supply chains.
- If individuals believe a supply chain is using child labor they will most likely not buy the product.
- Health and safety issues are becoming more important to manufacturing and supply chain companies.
“New tools regarding supply chain guides to help prevent the exploitation of workers in contracted labour supply chains have been launched today by the Fair Work Ombudsman.”