Apparel exporters to end child labour, cleanse supply
"There is a huge complaince fatigue in the Indian apparel export industry. Although catering to the global brands, apparel suppliers are yet to accept that compliance is an essential management practice. We would now reach out to labour contractors to remove child labour and get the supply chain of the suppliers audied so that the industry is not held ransom by our global buyers due to prevailance of child labour or bonded labour in the supply chain,"
- Chandrima Chatterjee of the Apparel Export Promotion Council
Censured for engaging child labour by gloabl apparel brands, the Indian apparel export industry has decided to adopt zero tolerance on child labour and cleanse the supply chain.
AEPC has designed a complaince programme "Disha" (Driving Industry Towards Sustainable Human Capital Advancement) that would be implemented on the $11 bn industry soon.
Disha will be coordinated and monitored in liaison with the Ministry of Textile. Global apparel buyers like H&M, Adidas, Next were part of the team that went behind consultations while drafting Disha.