Provides guidance to help buyers improve their purchasing practices to support better social and labor compliance and worker wellbeing in their supply chains.
If purchasing practices are not conducted in a responsible manner, they can lead to critical compliance issues like low wages, forced labor, excessive overtime, use of underage workers, unsafe working conditions, and unauthorized subcontracting. Responsible purchasing practices can mitigate these issues and lead to improved productivity, supply chain efficiency, and increased profits for both buyers and suppliers. The Responsible Purchasing Practices Guidance and Checklist tools explore ways in which buyers can improve their purchasing practices to support worker wellbeing throughout their supply chains and reduce the risks of excessive overtime, unauthorized subcontracting, and forced labor. In doing so, buyers will also improve the quality of their products and business bottom line.