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Briefing: Intertek and the failures of social auditing

Jun 11, 2024 | reports

Despite industry claims, the multi-billion dollar social auditing industry does not keep workers safe or protect their rights. There are many examples from the last decade that demonstrate how social auditing has failed to protect workers, and instead has been used by corporations to distance themselves from the responsibility of protecting workers’ rights and lives.

Most high street fashion brands use Social Audits. These are checks carried out to see if factories are treating workers fairly. Read more about how social auditing fails to deliver accountability for corporate abuse in our latest briefing. 

This briefing covers a worker case where social auditing failed and looks at how this exemplifies the failings of the audit industry.