Mar 8, 2019
This week, Green and Spiegel observed National Consumers Protection Week. Buyers beware: counterfeit goods sold on online marketplaces may be produced with forced labor. Learn more here.
Feb 27, 2019
The shock of the Robert Kraft scandal should put corporate boards on notice. The situation in Jupiter, FL is just the tip of the iceberg of the realities of forced labor and human trafficking. Forced labor not only occurs in the United States but is rampant in the supply chain of many goods sold domestically. While the headlines might not be as scandalous, the effects on the abused workers and brand goodwill cannot be understated. From drops in market share to lost profits, companies can suffer damage to their image, having to answer not only to consumers, but also investors. We cover the realities on our blog.
Feb 27, 2019
On Friday, February 22, Emily Brown of Green and Spiegel gave a presentation to the Merrill Lynch office in Mount Laurel, NJ on the realities of human trafficking. Read a full recap of the event here.
Jan 18, 2019
January is Human Trafficking Awareness month. In recognition of the fight to end human trafficking and forced labor. Learn about the basics and indicators for identifying human trafficking in this blog.
Jan 14, 2019
Sustainability – what does it mean and how does it affect your company? The pressure to take on sustainability efforts is on the rise, but there is still push back arguing that sustainability is too expensive. However, evidence refuting the notion that sustainability is too expensive is mounting. Learn more in this article.
Jan 11, 2019
On January 1, 2019, the Australia Modern Slavery Act 2018 went into effect. The law asks all businesses operating in Australia with a consolidated revenue of more than $100 million (Australian), to file annual statements on efforts to address the risk of forced and child labor in the supply chain. These statements are due beginning in 2020. To learn more, please contact the International Supply Chain Initiative for a consultation.
Dec 4, 2018
On December 2, Green and Spiegel US and the International Supply Chain Initiative (ISCI) observed the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. Slavery takes many forms throughout the world. From sexual exploitation to forced labor in the global supply chains, the International Labor Organization (ILO) estimates that there are over 40 million people trapped in some form of modern slavery globally.
Nov 28, 2018
The apparel and footwear industries have formally committed to the fight against forced labor in the supply chain. Earlier this fall, the Ame...
Nov 23, 2018
The bustling holiday shopping season is just around the corner. Many stores have launched their advertisements for all of their best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. More and more consumers are turning to online shopping through websites like Amazon or the Walmart Marketplace. Here, some unscrupulous individual sellers are able to slip counterfeit goods into the market.
Nov 5, 2018
Emily Brown of Green and Spiegel, U.S. attended the RBA 2018 Annual Conference in Santa Clara, CA. Read her key takeaways and summary of the event here.