Question: Does the company mention membership in or partnership with industry specific multi-stakeholder initiatives that address modern slavery issues at one or more levels of the supply chain (raw materials, textiles, manufacturing)?
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One such initiative is the HERproject, which aims to empower women in our supply chain and ultimately counter their vulnerability to abuse. Empowered women and dignified work are critical to better business – business that is more ethical and more productive. Through the HERproject we work together with our suppliers, local partners and not least the women in our supply chain to help create and implement workplace-based interventions on health, financial inclusion and gender equality. We believe that when women have enhanced ability and agency to take charge of their own lives – along with fair, dignified and supportive work environments – they become less vulnerable and more powerful agents of change. By the end of the reporting period, more than 100,000 women in

BESTSELLER’s supply chain have benefitted from the project. Finally, BESTSELLER collaborates with industry peers, external experts and our supply chain partners to counter one of the industry’s largest shortcomings, namely the low level of transparency and traceability of the commodities used across the industry. This joint effort is a long term engagement where industry wide solutions cannot be expected to be found overnight. BESTSELLER is fully committed to be part of forging a adequate and sustainable solutions and will communicate on our progress over the years to come.”

Manali Rana.....2023-01-11 11:49:42 UTC