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YESS: Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced Webinar

Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN) has launched and is in the process of developing its new initiative YESS: Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced. The goal of YESS is to drive forced labor and the worst forms of child labor (WFCL) out of cotton production. YESS will help train cotton yarn spinners on how best to implement an effective due diligence system to keep cotton that may have been produced with forced labor or WFCL out of their supply chains. YESS will align with the OECD’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector, which has been proven to be effective and scalable in minerals and other commodity supply chains.

The YESS program will include guidance documents, training materials, and a protocol that will verify participating spinners have established policies, material management systems, and transaction-level documentation to demonstrate they are only sourcing cotton free of forced labor and WFCL.

Join the webinar to learn about the progress of YESS and how you and your supply chain partners can get involved.


Patricia Jurewicz, Director, Responsible Sourcing Network

Liz Muller, Principal at liz muller & partners.


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Jan 18 2018


11:00 am - 12:00 pm



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