Cotton Sourcing Snapshot Cotton Sourcing Snapshot: A Survey of Corporate Activities to End Forced Labor

Responsible Sourcing Network’s new report includes survey results and ratings of 49 companies reflecting what industries are doing to stop cotton from Uzbekistan picked with forced labor from entering their supply chains. The report provides an overview of industry challenges and best practices to help clarify the path forward. Download Report >>>



RSN Paper Provides Guidelines for SEC Conflict Mineral Reports 

Today RSN and the Enough Project are releasing the paper Expectations for Companies’ Conflict Mineral Reporting. It provides a set of reporting guidelines that SRI investors and human rights groups are expecting companies to disclose to the SEC by May 2014. The paper encourages companies to establish baselines in their inaugural reports and specify steps they will take to improve transparency in their conflict minerals sourcing. Download Report >>>



RSN Report:  To The Spinner: Forging A Chain to Responsible Sourcing

A new report to help brands identify high risk cotton and trace the origin of the cotton in their products so they can eliminate cotton linked to forced or child labor, particularly in Uzbekistan where the government orchestrates forced adult and child labor.  Download Report >>>


Resource Sharing in the DRC Examining the Role of Trusts

This report examines the potential of Trusts to assist the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a useful organizational structure that could help tackle some of its current challenges such as food scarcity, land insecurity, and disempowerment of women.  Download Report >>>




What’s Needed: An Overview of Multi-Stakeholder and Industry Activities to Achieve Conflict-Free Minerals

This white paper authored by Karen Sumie Runde and Nicole Sowers and edited by Patricia Jurewicz is a comprehensive overview of initiatives for investors and companies and emphasizes a holistic approach to solving the problem.  




From the Field: Travels of Uzbek Cotton Through the Value Chain

A report from the Responsible Sourcing Network, a project of As You Sow, helps brands and retailers understand the Uzbek cotton industry and the risks associated with the use of forced child labor in supply chains. Download the report >>>