Companies should revisit and upgrade

All global apparel companies, including those acknowledged in this report as committing to the Pledge or close, should periodically review and upgrade their transparency practices.

These efforts should include expanding traceability and transparency beyond the cut-make-trim manufacturing phase to other aspects of the supply chain, including manufacture of yarn, fabric, and other inputs, and the production of raw materials like cotton.

Also, as new insights and technologies start gaining traction, the disclosure practices should include those. These can include common Open Data standards, more frequent updates as supply chain tracking technology evolves, and using standardized ways of transcribing the addresses of production locations.

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