This is not the sort of headline you would like to appear in the Sunday Times relating to your brand. This headline appeared on Sunday 19th Feb.
What this does reinforce is the need for supply chain risk management and supplier auditing to be at the core of supplier management system.
Supplier risk and supply chain sustainability though are constantly evolving and it almost seems like walking on shifting sands.
Once supplier risk management systems are in place the constant monitoring of supplier compliance and supplier scorecard systems can be used to provide indicators of where issues may be emerging.