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dc.contributor.authorWilshaw, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorFowler, Penny
dc.contributor.authorWallace, Beck
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-13T15:06:09Z
dc.date.available2021-01-13T15:06:09Z
dc.date.issued2021-01-14
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-78748-719
dc.identifier.doi10.21201/2021.7192
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10546/621145
dc.description<html> <head> <title></title> </head> <body> <p>M&#38;S asked Oxfam to identify human rights and worker wellbeing issues in their supply chains as part of a collaborative research project. Oxfam interviewed 390 workers across food manufacturing sites in the UK and footwear factories in India over a six-month period. The investigation focused on gender equality, worker voice and in-work poverty.</p> <p>The research revealed a range of concerns among workers, as well as examples of good practice on which the company can build.&#160;The nature of a deep-dive qualitative study and the need to protect workers&#8217; anonymity mean that the findings are based on workers&#8217; testimony and are not necessarily generalizable across or beyond the sites where the interviews were held. Nonetheless, the interviews provided valuable insights into the perspectives of a large sample of workers and managers in M&#38;S supply chains, with important and consistent themes emerging:&#160;</p> <p>&#8226;&#160;&#160; &#160;a lack of effective worker voice;&#160;<br /> &#8226;&#160;&#160; &#160;concerns about speaking out;&#160;<br /> &#8226;&#160;&#160; &#160;inadequate sick pay;&#160;<br /> &#8226;&#160;&#160; &#160;the need for more transparent or fairer job progression processes; and&#160;<br /> &#8226;&#160;&#160; &#160;difficulty in meeting living costs in some instances.</p> <p>M&#38;S has reflected on the research findings and demonstrated a commitment to continuously improving and adopting good supply chain standards. They have shown an interest in driving wider sectoral change.</p> </body> </html>en_US
dc.format.extent51en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherOxfamen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/publications/working-in-marks-and-spencers-food-and-footwear-supply-chains-621145
dc.subjectFood and livelihoodsen_US
dc.subjectInequalityen_US
dc.subjectPrivate sectoren_US
dc.subjectRightsen_US
dc.subjectTradeen_US
dc.titleWorking in Marks and Spencer's Food and Footwear Supply Chainsen_US
dc.typeResearch reporten_US
oxfam.signoff.statusFor public use. Can be shared outside Oxfamen_US
oxfam.subject.countryIndiaen_US
oxfam.subject.countryUnited Kingdomen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordWorkers' rightsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordLabour rightsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordFooden_US
oxfam.subject.keywordFootwearen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordSupply chainsen_US
oxfam.subject.keywordMarks & Spenceren_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-01-14T00:00:00Z


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