MIGRANT WORKERS IN BRAZIL
By strengthening our monitoring and traceability systems, and working with local partners, we are protecting their rights.
Large numbers of South American migrants go to São Paulo, Brazil, looking for work in the manufacturing and textile industries.
Undocumented migrant workers are vulnerable to exploitation. Outside the protections of the regulated economy, many find themselves working overlong hours in unsafe conditions with few rights and freedoms. Without contracts, pay is erratic and low, with deductions commonly made for rent food and other expenses.
At Inditex, we have a zero-tolerance attitude to exploitation. We are committed to upholding human and labour rights throughout our supply chain.
We stepped up our monitoring and traceability regime, assigning auditors to each of our Brazilian suppliers. Every order is checked to ensure that all our orders are coming from facilities that comply with our high standards.
But we also recognise that our work is most effective in partnership with local and national agencies, unions and non-profit social organisations that have experience in the complicated issues facing migrant workers.