LONDON – The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre (BHRRC) has created ‘dashboard’ pages for 275 of the world’s largest fashion and textile companies, detailing their financial information, alleged rights violations and civil society benchmark rankings.
The BHRRC has cross-referenced this insight with each company’s policies and statements to determine whether empty promises have been made. The dashboards show that not one of the 275 businesses analysed are paying living wages to workers in their supply chain.
“To ensure the workers earn decent wages, fashion companies must adopt responsible purchasing practices and pay suppliers prices that take into consideration the financial costs of labour. This includes ring-fencing labour costs that make living wages possible,” the resource centre said.