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.