Supply chains change lives, create livelihoods, and make life as we know it possible. They lift millions out of poverty, ensure the delivery of critical materials, and support our consumer needs (wants!) in the form of clothing, home goods, video games, toys, cars, and more. While overall a source for good, there is still a cost to keeping our supply chains running, and that price is often paid by the impoverished, the desperate, and the environment. Recently the prevalence of mobile phone footage, social media, and NGOs have brought the dark side of supply chains to the forefront, and, for companies, the days of plausible deniability are over.
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