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VW introduces supplier Sustainability Rating

The German automotive Group is introducing a global Sustainability Rating for its suppliers aimed at assessing the sustainability conduct of its business partners in its supply chain with regard to risks relating to human rights, environmental protection and corruption.


Survey to protect Dalit skinners in Gujarat

In the wake of recent atrocities against Dalits in Gujarat, including the Una incident in which seven members of a Dalit family were flogged by gau rakshaks for skinning a dead cow, the activists from the community are looking to conduct a survey on the numbers employed in the trade locally. 


FDRA recognises responsible footwear makers

The U.S Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America (FDRA) recently recognised eight footwear factories with the special distinction as a Recognised Responsible Footwear Manufacturer (list below). A committee of top footwear sourcing executives across the industry determined the recipients of this prestigious designation based on those factories found to be the most compliant with FDRA’s new Code of Conduct.