Supply Chain & Logistics

Retailers in Canada have highly complex supply chains and logistics networks. Typically, they source globally and must rely on a code of conduct that sets out the core principles suppliers and factories must adhere to.

Retail Council of Canada works with supply chain and logistics professionals to help create resources and policies for best practices conventions.

RCC Q&A: What retailers need to know about Bill S-211

Recently, Bill S-211 - the Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act – was passed by Parliament. Bill S-211 was designed to address important issues – eradicating forced labour and child labour from Canadian supply chains. However, changes are needed to ensure that the Bill can be reasonably and effectively implemented by retailers, and merchants will need clear guidance before they can start preparing their first reports.

Key Issues

Tariffs and Trade
Tariffs and Trade

RCC advocates for agreements and requirements that are clear and fair for both retailers and consumers.

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Responsible Sourcing Committee

The Responsible Sourcing Committee is a member working group comprised of retail members with roles that include government relations, public affairs, sustainability, corporate social responsibility, ethical/responsible sourcing, public relations, etc. The purpose of the committee is to help retail members grow and develop their respective responsible sourcing programs; and to facilitate the sharing of pre-competitive best-practices between members concerning issues including human rights, child labour, working conditions in factories, human trafficking, modern-day slavery, fair/living wages, worker safety, factory structural issues, living conditions and more. The Committee also works to communicate the commitment of Canadian retailers to responsible trade and consults and builds alliances with consumers, NGOs, academics and other industry partners. Join this committee.

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