Inside Supply Management Magazine

March/April 2022

Breaking the Supply Chain Shackles

March 01, 2022

Forced labor has been prevalent in the world’s fields, factories and fisheries, but amid strengthening legislation, ‘now is the time’ for companies to limit or eliminate an abhorrent practice from their product pipelines.

By Dan Zeiger

A forced-labor controversy was aflame in the weeks before the Winter Olympics in February: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) received inquiries from human rights groups and U.S. lawmakers regarding whether uniforms and other apparel for the Games were made of cotton sourced from the Xinjiang region in northwest China.


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