YESS Spinning Mill Research Survey

RSN is conducting research for our initiative YESS: Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced. The goal of YESS is to drive forced labor and the worst forms of child labor (WFCL) out of cotton production.

YESS will help train spinners on how best to implement an effective due diligence system to keep cotton that may have been produced with forced labor or WFCL out of their supply chains. The YESS program will include guidance documents, training materials, and a protocol that will verify participating spinners have established policies, material management systems, and transaction-level documentation to demonstrate they are only sourcing cotton free of forced labor and WFCL.

In an effort to develop an appropriate and effective protocol, we request the assistance from managers of spinning facilities with knowledge of cotton sourcing, processing, and sales to enhance our field research by filling out a survey.

We request that all surveys are submitted by 31 January, 2018.

Any information provided will only be shared in aggregate and will not be attributed to the author/company. You can complete the survey anonymously or provide your contact information at the end.

A huge thank you in advance for your contribution to this important research!