INSPECTIONS, MONITORING AND CERTIFICATION

Inspection and monitoring is part of our larger set of programs designed to help businesses eliminate the risk of child labor from supply chains, along with underlying circumstances that lead to child labor in the first place.

Ultimately, partnering with GoodWeave helps suppliers and their producers adopt new business norms. To this end, our work in supply chains combines standard-setting, supply-chain mapping, identification of outsourced and multi-tiered production, inspection up till the last level, remediation and rehabilitation.

The GoodWeave Standard in the carpet sector establishes detailed requirements that producers must meet in order to demonstrate that their supply chains are free from child, forced, and bonded labor at every level of production in order to receive the GoodWeave label. To that end, our experienced inspectors make frequent, unannounced visits to every unit, even in informal, undisclosed part of the supply chain, operated by GoodWeave-licensed producers to identify and rehabilitate child laborers and then use licensing fees to support their remediation. Working for the well-being of the artisans and their children helps businesses tackle the perception that the whole sector is exploitative. The model is thus empathetic to businesses who find it difficult to reach the last level and gives them the scope to transform their existing supply chain.

A STANDARD FOR SUPPLY CHAIN IMPROVEMENT

GoodWeave standard helps our licensees to be both rigorous and transparent in their work. As a full member of the ISEAL Alliance, GoodWeave is in the company of the best environmental and social standards systems in the world.

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