Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Sedex partners Verite to explore sustainable issues
Sedex partners Verite to explore sustainable issues
09
Sep '13
Global responsible supply chain specialist Sedex is pleased to announce a partnership with Labour Standards NGO, Verité, on a briefing series exploring sustainability issues in global supply chains.

The first in the series of issue-led briefings examines the crucial challenge of fire safety and finds that risks relating to fire safety are widespread and persistent across industry sectors and geographies.

The top five most prevalent fire safety non-compliances in supplier sites across the world include: missing or inadequate exit signage and functioning emergency lighting; blocked aisles / and fire exits; and firefighting equipment inadequately installed or missing.

The briefing also provides an overview of the type of actions purchasers and suppliers can take to improve the safety of factories, with a focus on risk and performance management. It includes measures that are planned for during the design and construction of a building, as well as systems for fire protection, building maintenance, emergency response, and personnel training.

Others insights from Sedex and Verité includes a spotlight on Bangladesh, to provide a broader context on some of the political, economic and cultural root causes of fire safety non-compliances and the complexities involved in finding sustainable solutions

Carmel Giblin, CEO at Sedex, commented “Looking across our global membership there are some excellent examples of buyers and suppliers working together to tackle fire safety–we urge others to follow their lead” “Safety at work remains elusive for far too many workers, demonstrating that buyers and suppliers need to go back to basics to ask are buildings safe, are fire safety systems in place, and are workers empowered to speak out if they feel at risk?. Fire safety isn’t just a hardware problem–it requires that supplier staff be trained and workers be free to speak out” said Dan Viederman, CEO at Verité.

Sedex


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 12th Jun 2021

G20 GDP returns to pre-pandemic level in Q1 2021: OECD

Gross domestic product (GDP) of the Group of 20 (G20) area returned...

Pic: Stock for you / Shutterstock.com

Apparel/Garments | On 12th Jun 2021

Prime Content| Japan's clothing imports fall 13.2% in 2020-21

Japan’s imports of clothing and accessories declined by 13.2 per cent ...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 12th Jun 2021

Setting right targets for issues key to building biodiversity strategy

Setting the right targets for issues in play in locations, i.e.,...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Donating 20,000 N95 masks to hospitals & NGOs

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Wearables have very limited reach

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Tech in fashion industry has hit acceleration button

Kishina Daruka and Mishika Daruka,

Kishina Daruka and Mishika Daruka

Headquartered in Kolkata, India, sustainable clothing brand Ora was...

Chini Chouhan,

Chini Chouhan

Founded by Chini Chouhan, her eponymous brand specialises in women's...

Mumin Can Eker,

Mumin Can Eker

Maseksport Inc is a readymade garment exporter. Founded in Izmir in 1989,...

Sven Ghyselinck, Devan Chemical

Sven Ghyselinck
Devan Chemical

Headquartered in Belgium and with offices in the United Kingdom, Portugal...

Seth Casden, Hologenix

Seth Casden
Hologenix

Hologenix is a material sciences company dedicated to developing products...

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz, Barco Uniforms

Michaela Griggs & Peggy Schulz
Barco Uniforms

Founded in 1929, Barco Uniforms started as an apparel company for beauty...

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali, Kalaneca

Ramya Rao & Kavea R Chavali
Kalaneca

<div>The journey of Kalaneca (kala-Art, Neca- Nikaah) formally began in...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

Samatvam, a womenswear brand that blends age-old craftsmanship with modern ...

Aprajita Toor, Aprajita Toor

Aprajita Toor
Aprajita Toor

The creations by Aprajita Toor were born out of a deep desire to create...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search