By Jon Whiteaker - 05:12PM - Thu 1st September 2011
International clothing retailer H&M has signed up to the Fair Wage Network (FWN) initiative which helps to ensure decent pay levels for manufacturers around the globe, it was revealed today.
FWN works by bringing fashion brands, garment producers, non-governmental organisations, employee representatives and researchers together to ensure that the workers helping to create the clothes consumers love receive an acceptable level of income.
The first part of the process will involve the Fair Labour Association (FLA) assessing wage structures at more than 200 key suppliers to the fashion firm, in countries such as China, India, Cambodia and Bangladesh.
Helena Helmersson, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at H&M, said: “Wages in our supply chain are a key focus in our sustainability work. Wage structures however are often complex and so are global supply chains.Read more here
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