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Asos calls on brands to improve UK manufacturing

11th August 2020

The etailer is asking brands it stocks that manufacture in the UK to agree to four new commitments by the end of next year.

Brands will be asked to sign the Transparency Pledge, which asks businesses to regularly and publicly disclose a list of manufacturing sites in their supply chains; to map and have visibility of their UK garment manufacturing supply chains and provide evidence of that to Asos; and identify risks within their UK supply chains and share that information with Asos if necessary. They will also be asked to join the Fast Forward auditing programme, a labour standards audit programme which helps to identify and report indicators of forced labour and hidden worker exploitation.

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