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adidas shoes australia Adidas hired Aditi Wanchoo eighteen months ago for a single purpose: Help the company eradicate modern slavery from its supply chain, Thomson Reuters Foundation reported Wednesday. Wanchoo is betting a focus on technology will do the trick. She hopes providing resources like hotlines and apps to distressed workers in Tier 2 and Tier 3 facilities will allow greater anonymous reporting of rights violations. With apps, the company can use data to then analyze problems for trends. Thus far, adidas has established worker hotlines accessible to roughly 300,000 factory workers in China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia, piloted an app in China and intends to offer similar options at the company's approximately 105 main factories, and eventually further upstream.
Adidas executive Aditi Wanchoo is on a mission — to wipe out any slavery in the German sportswear company's supply chain, adidas shoes online australia and she hopes giving workers the technology to speak out will help. With a background in corporate social responsibility at consultancy firm Accenture, Wanchoo was hired 18 months ago in a new position created by Adidas, one of the first companies to set up a role dedicated to fighting slavery. In recent years modern-day slavery has increasingly come under the spotlight, putting regulatory and consumer pressure on companies to ensure their supply chains are free of forced labor, child labor and other forms of slavery. As apparel and footwear industries rely heavily on outsourcing, sportswear companies have faced growing scrutiny.
adidas shoes australia cheap Wanchoo said Adidas had been actively working on this issue since it was revealed at the 1998 World Cup that footballs were produced by child laborers in India and companies realized they did not have control over their suppliers. Governments are now trying to tackle the problem with new legislation, such as the UK's 2015 law requiring companies to disclose how they are ensuring supply chains are slavery-free. "We have found that the UK Modern Slavery Act and recent legislative action in France and Australia have helped take the conversations to the boardroom," Wanchoo told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in an interview this week in London.
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