Large Brands, Supply Chain Labour Market Share, and Lessons for Governance Design
How many garment brands would need to change their behaviour in order to reach a ‘critical mass’ leading to widespread improvement in respect for human rights and the environment? And how should governance and regulatory efforts be designed to help achieve that critical mass?
Using a ‘follow the money’ methodology, Katalyst Initiative overcomes the lack of reliable supply chain labour data to begin to answer those questions. We illustrate, based on real-world data, that the garment industry has a very different structure than many other industries – and will need to be governed differently as a consequence.